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Nov 2018

NFSA Stories: Outback geologist

Dr Charles Gower was delighted to watch himself in a government documentary, 45 years after it was filmed.

By Amanda Diaz / 5 Nov 2018
Film
Dec 2015

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

By Adam Blackshaw / 21 Dec 2015
Film
Television
Nov 2015

Glass Slides

Through this glass slide we catch a glimpse of a European perspective of Australia, circa 1895.

By Beth Taylor / 30 Nov 2015
Film
Object

Restoring history: Alec Morgan’s 'Lousy Little Sixpence'

Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd speaks with Alec Morgan about his groundbreaking documentary Lousy Little Sixpence.

By Ruby Arrowsmith-Todd / 26 Nov 2015
Film

Martu treasures return to country

CEO Michael Loebenstein chronicles his recent trip to the Pilbara, where he and Chair Gabrielle Trainor joined the NFSA Indigenous Connections team.

By Michael Loebenstein / 13 Nov 2015
Documents
Film
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 7 Sep 2015
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Darwin time capsule

Discover the history of Darwin, Northern Territory through these items from the NFSA collection.

By Adam Blackshaw / 29 Jun 2015
Film
Jan 2015

Life in Australia

To celebrate Australia Day 2015, the NFSA has published the final episode of the Life in Australia series of short films, produced by the government's film-making arm between 1964 and 1966.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 23 Jan 2015
Film
Photographs
Aug 2014

Top 10 YouTube clips

With viewers from 230 countries, our NFSA Films YouTube channel provides access to the NFSA collection for people all around the world.

By Imelda Cooney / 1 Aug 2014
Film
Mar 2013

Bert Ive: Telling the World

This exhibition celebrates over 100 years of documentary filmmaking on behalf of the Australian Government with a focus on its first long-term cinematographer Bert Ive.

By Morgyn Phillips / 8 Mar 2013
Film