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Dec 2016

2016: A-list visitors and big crowds!

Here are just some of the events we presented in 2016.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Object
Oral History
Sound
Television

Marvellous Melbourne

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Oct 2016

Darling Harbour's Steamy Past

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.

Nicholas Behrens
Film
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

Split my ride

We spoke to David Parker and Tony Mahood, two of the creative minds responsible for creating the quirky getaway car in Malcolm (1986).

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Object

Malcolm turns 30

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the beloved Australian comedy Malcolm.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Posters

Staff Profile: Danny Dawson

NFSA Audiovisual Preservation Manager, Danny Dawson, talks to Adam Blackshaw about his career highlights and the challenges of digitisation.

Adam Blackshaw
Film

Cigars, para-sports and a love story

An Adelaide dentist and amateur filmmaker has donated almost 10 hours of footage which helps chronicle the Australian and international Paralympic movement in the 1970s and 80s.

Annie Breslin
Film
Aug 2016

Filming Gallipoli

On the anniversary of the release of 'Gallipoli' in August 1981, we share this appearance of director Peter Weir and actors Mel Gibson and David Argue on the popular The Mike Walsh Show.

Stephen Groenewegen
Film
Television

Ballarat time capsule

Ballarat is home to the gold rush and the Eureka Rebellion, two seminal events that shaped Australia's national story.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Sound