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Aug 2017

Australia's Great Strike 100 years on

On the centenary of the 'Great Strike', which started on 2 August 1917, we've reconstructed a censored film which hasn't been seen in 100 years.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 1 Aug 2017
Film
Jun 2017

Sydney traffic: 1920s-style

Is traffic congestion in Sydney a modern phenomenon? We look at some traffic mayhem from the 1920s.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Jun 2017
Film
Mar 2017

Cinesound's Sydney Harbour Bridge scoop

The Sydney Harbour Bridge opened 85 years ago and Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.

By Beth Taylor / 8 Mar 2017
Film
Photographs
Oct 2016

Darling Harbour

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.

By Nicholas Behrens / 11 Oct 2016
Film
Dec 2010

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
Nov 2010

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