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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
Jul 2014

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Nov 2013

1896 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film
Photographs
Jan 2013

Remembering the real Sapphires

Black Screen Coordinator Andrea Briggs (Wiradjuri) writes about a very emotional screening of The Sapphires in Narrandera, NSW.

By Andrea Briggs / 16 Jan 2013
Film
Oct 2011

Melbourne Cup magic

The NFSA is proud to present the race that stopped the nation… 114 years ago!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 31 Oct 2011
Film
Object
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

By Siobhan Dee / 29 Oct 2010
Film