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May 2017

Remembering Eddie Mabo

Eddie Mabo - remembering the man behind the monumental land rights case handed down 25 years ago by the High Court of Australia.

Beth Taylor
Film
Television
Apr 2017

Anzac moments rescued from oblivion

To mark Anzac Day 2017, we've published rare Anzac films and songs on our Sights and Sounds of World War One website.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film

Trains in The Hunter

We have more steam, and more trains, in a new mini-documentary about the NSW Hunter region's railway past.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film

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

Staff Profile: Beth Taylor

Meet Beth Taylor, Online Content Producer at the NFSA, whose artistic endeavours include filmmaking, art installations, sculpture, writing and photography.

Anna Yates
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television

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

Cinesound's Sydney Harbour Bridge scoop

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

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs

Amy Johnson, Aviator

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

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sound
Feb 2017

Cricket legends in action, 100 years later

We had to build a custom-made device and photograph 465 frames in order to bring back to life a 1901 Kinora cricket film!

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object
Jan 2017

The making of Storm Boy

Rare behind-the-scenes footage from the Storm Boy shoot shows the team effort involved in making this magical film.

Beth Taylor
Film