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Nov 2015

Preserving 'The Dismissal' footage

Forty years after the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, we look at the NFSA's digital preservation of the surviving original news footage.

Bronwyn Barnett
Oral History
Television

The Dismissal

On the 40th anniversary of the Governor-General's dismissal of the Whitlam Government, we look at the unfolding events of the day from the perspective of two camera operators who filmed them.

Bronwyn Barnett
Oral History
Television
Sep 2015

Damon Herriman

From a child actor in 'The Sullivans' to playing Dewey Crowe in 'Justified', Damon Herriman's oral history covers his long and varied acting career from the 1970s to now.

Bronwyn Murphy
Oral History

Famous faces at the NFSA: Part 2

Lisa Wilkinson, Don Walker, Steve Liebmann and Chris Haywood recently visited the NFSA. Watch the interviews here.

Miguel Gonzalez
Oral History
Television
Briggs at NIMA as part of Wrong Side of the Road festival

Wrong Side of the Road

Interviews with cast and crew members and musicians featured in Wrong Side of the Road.

Brenda Gifford
Film
Oral History
Jul 2015
John Hutchinson with Peter Burgis of the National Library of Australia in 1980.

John Hutchinson's life of sound

John Hutchinson dedicated many years to recording the sounds of Western Australia's wildlife, environment and people. Sound archivist Tessa Elieff writes about his life.

Tessa Elieff
Oral History
Sound
Jun 2015
Bruce Thomas, Chair of the Wangka Maya’s Board of Directors (left), shakes hands with John Hutchinson (right)

John Hutchinson's legacy of sound

Sound archivist Tessa Elieff reports from a ceremony of appreciation for WA field sound recordist John Hutchinson that took place during Reconciliation Week.

Tessa Elieff
Oral History
Sound
Apr 2015

Towards a level playing field

Bronwyn Dowdall and Shevaun O'Neill discuss the attention economy and what it means for archives today.

Bronwyn Dowdall
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Mar 2015

Oral History express

Watch recent Oral History interview subjects talk about their connection to the NFSA.

Miguel Gonzalez
Oral History

Oral History: Film crew

An animal wrangler, film armourer and sound recordist discuss their careers in the Australian film industry in these Oral History interviews.

Bronwyn Murphy
Film
Oral History