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Nov 2017

Australia's first female lifesavers

Australia's first female lifesavers are being formally recognised for their service, more than 70 years after they patrolled Terrigal beach.

By Amanda Diaz / 16 Nov 2017
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.

By Beth Taylor / 9 Oct 2017
Film
Object
Feb 2016

Smithy turns 70

We celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charles Kingsford Smith biopic 'Smithy' with a look at Billy Hughes' cameo in the film.

By Beth Taylor / 15 Feb 2016
Film
Photographs
Posters
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Aug 2015

Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 26 Aug 2015
Documents
Film
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film
Oct 2014

Wirth's Circus home movies

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.

By Tara Marynowsky / 13 Oct 2014
Film
Photographs
Feb 2013

Mildura time capsule

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

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound
Jun 2010

Researching post-war fashion

The NFSA recently hosted intern Laura Clarke, who identified NFSA collection items for the view-on-demand system at the Australian Mediatheque.

By Martin Ford / 29 Jun 2010
Film