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Oct 2017

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object
Jul 2016

A Town Like Alice

A Town Like Alice premiered in Australia on 24 July 1956 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Posters
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
Sep 2014

Australian style

Watch three amateur films from the 1950s and 60s on the theme of 'fashion’.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Jun 2014

Rare AFL footage released

The NFSA has released rare footage of one of Australian Rules football’s greatest players, Essendon forward John Coleman. Film curator Simon Smith made the discovery.

Simon Smith
Film
May 2014

Ernest Singer home movies

In partnership with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA presents six of Ernest Singer’s 16mm home movies from the 1950s, projected on the big screen for the very first time.

Simon Smith
Film
Feb 2013

Mildura time capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

Beth Taylor
Film
Sound
Jun 2011

Giorgio Mangiamele

The NFSA has recently restored four films made by the Italian-Australian filmmaker.

Graham Shirley
Film