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Nov 2017

Phar Lap Forever

A winner with a big heart and a liking for sugar cubes - Phar Lap's story captivated the nation.

Beth Taylor
Film
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
Sep 2017

AFL, 1933: Wave the two flags!

Footage of a 1933 AFL face-off between Victorian and South Australian teams gives us rare glimpses of two goal-kicking legends.

Simon Smith
Film
Apr 2017

Daredevil motorcycle chariot races!

Inspired by the 1925 silent version of Ben-Hur, two NSW police officers recreated the famous chariot race scene ... with motorcycles!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Mar 2017

The boy on the Harbour Bridge

We found the family of the young boy who climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 1932!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film

Amy Johnson, Aviator

We pay tribute to aviation pioneer Amy Johnson this International Women's Day

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sound
Sep 2016

Peter Finch

On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
May 2016

Con Colleano

Go behind-the-scenes at the circus with rare home movie footage of Australia's Con Colleano, the world-famous 'Wizard of the Wire'.

Tara Marynowsky
Film
Photographs
Posters
Feb 2016

JP McGowan

David Donaldson, the inaugural Director of the Sydney Film Festival, shines a light on the career of South Australian-born Hollywood pioneer JP McGowan.

David Donaldson
Film
Oct 2015

Reinventing the Bloke

Assistant Curator Jenny Gall spoke with CJ Dennis biographer Phil Butters, ahead of this week's centenary anniversary of the publication of The Sentimental Bloke.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film