Every Australian knows the chorus of 'Waltzing Matilda' but who sang the song first?
This television ad for Woman's Day magazine's Melbourne Cup edition shows a slice of Australian life in 1982.
NFSA staff discuss the significance of preserving our audiovisual heritage.
On the eve of the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, we look back at highlights from the previous four Games held in Australia.
The disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt, on 17 December 1967, remains one of Australia’s greatest mysteries.
Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.
Footage of a 1933 AFL face-off between Victorian and South Australian teams gives us rare glimpses of two goal-kicking legends.
The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened 85 years ago and Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.
The new NFSA documentary Steam on the Harbour showcases Darling Harbour as a busy railway goods yard, long before it became a Sydney tourist destination.
Commemorating 50 years since the conversion to decimal currency in Australia. As the jingle says 'Clink go the cents folks, clink, clink, clink. Changeover day is closer than you think.'
Just another day at the races: Charlie Chaplin lookalikes and a Bathing Beauty competition from 1921.
Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.
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