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Sep 2017

Killer cans and Babe: Making Optical Effects

Roger Cowland recalls his work in film optical effects on films like Babe and Mad Max.

Nathan Smith
Film
Oral History
Jul 2017

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Jun 2017

Staff Profile: Bronwyn Barnett

Television Archivist Bronwyn Barnett discusses her career in television.

Anna Yates
Oral History
Television
Apr 2017

Staff Profile: Tasha James

Tasha James, Indigenous Connections Manager at the NFSA, discusses her lifelong interest in archival collections.

Anna Yates
Oral History
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
Feb 2017

Ken Muggleston

Australian set decorator Ken Muggleston recalls the moment he first learned he'd won an Academy Award.

Stephen Groenewegen
Oral History
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television

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
Nov 2016

Memories of Storm Boy

Some films have the power to stay in people's hearts, long after the credits roll. Storm Boy is undoubtedly one of those.

Beth Taylor
Oral History
Photographs
Sep 2016

Dennis Cometti

An insight into Dennis Cometti's 40-year career in sports broadcasting.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History