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Dec 2017

2017 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2017?

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Oral History
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Oct 2017

Monkey Gripping Radio

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio
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

50 years of talkback radio

Did you know that until 17 April 1967, talkback radio was illegal in Australia?

Chris Arneil
Radio

A 1950s woman in radio

Prompted by our Women in Radio curated collection, Neale Hoggan sent us some lovely images depicting his mother Enid's life in radio.

Frances Baldwin
Photographs
Radio
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

Prue Borthwick on making Gaywaves

Dashiell Hannoush talks to Prue Borthwick about the LGBTI radio program Gaywaves and how she turned her personal stories into social statements.

Dashiell Hannoush
Radio
Sound