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Dec 2010

The Story of the Kelly Gang

Sally Jackson and Graham Shirley describe the restoration of the landmark 'The Story of the Kelly Gang' (1906).

By Sally Jackson / 15 Dec 2010
Film

Sydney: City of Film

In offering my congratulations to the Sydney: City of Film management committee for their successful bid, I would also like to reflect for a moment on why Sydney so richly deserves this honour.

By Ann Landrigan / 14 Dec 2010
Film
Television

Earliest Test Cricket Film

We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the earliest known surviving film of Test cricket in Australia with a new digital video master.

By Simon Smith / 14 Dec 2010
Film

Jedda

Find out how the NFSA restored this groundbreaking Australian film for release on DVD.

Film
An aerial shot of a hotel and railway line in a vast expanse of outback, in a scene from the 1971 film Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright 2009

For years the negative of Wake in Fright (1971) was thought to be lost and gone forever. The story behind the restoration and re-release of the classic Australian film.

Film
Nov 2010

Orphan works

The NFSA sponsors a new user guide on flexible dealing and cultural institutions.

By Fiona Gunn / 30 Nov 2010
Documents
Film
Object
Photographs
Posters
Sound
A look down at sailors assembled on a US navy destroyer in 1915

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film
Paul Hogan looks at Linda Kozlowski in a still from the film Crocodile Dundee

75 classic films preserved

The NFSA together with Deluxe Sydney and Kodak (Australasia) have preserved and made available 75 classic Australian films.

Film

Salon Lumière

Film curator Sally Jackson's examination of original documents in Australia and France sheds new light on the man who brought the cinema to Australia in 1896.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

By Sally Jackson / 22 Nov 2010
Film