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Sep 2017

Reliving the 1980s

Our 100th curated collection is all about the 1980s, and it stars Charles and Diana, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Edna Everage, David Attenborough, Linda Burney, Ken Done, Michael Hutchence and many, many more.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Television
Jun 2017

Feminist Filmmakers

Feminist films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s still resonate today.

Heather Gill
Film
Sep 2016

Cigars, para-sports and a love story

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

Annie Breslin
Film
Jun 2016

Find your Bliss at the Sydney Film Festival

Ahead of its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Tara Fedoriw-Morris recounts the journey of Ray Lawrence's Bliss (1985) back to the big screen, thanks to NFSA Restores.

Tara Fedoriw-Morris
Film
May 2016

Authentic B-grade

In association with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents a comedy double bill of two short films from the late 1970s.

Heather Gill
Film
Photographs
Posters
Apr 2016

Selling Mick Dundee

Crocodile Dundee was a huge international hit. How was it marketed in different countries?

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Posters

Crocodile Dundee 30th anniversary

It's been thirty years since Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee charmed audiences worldwide with his laconic humour.

Beth Taylor
Documents
Film
Oral History
Jan 2016

Tutus and fake boobs

The musical comedy Starstruck (1982) and its colourful, outrageous costumes were ahead of their time.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film