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Dec 2015

Australia's cinema heritage

As the 120th anniversary of cinema in Australia creeps up on us, Curator Sally Jackson takes a moment to consider how Australians recognise their cinema heritage.

Sally Jackson
Film
Nov 2013

1896 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

Sally Jackson
Film
Jun 2011

Skating in the park

The Marius Sestier film previously believed to have been shot in a Melbourne park has now been identified as being shot in Sydney's Prince Alfred Park.

Sally Jackson
Film
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

Siobhan Dee
Film
Aug 2010

Salon Lumière at MIFF

The earliest surviving film shot in Australia screens at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Sally Jackson
Film
Mar 2010

Salon Lumière at the NFSA

Today, the release of 'Patineur Grotesque' and the visit of Marius Sestier’s descendants, Mons. Robert Sestier and his sister, Mme Marie-Dominique Petitbois was celebrated in Arc cinema.

Sally Jackson
Film