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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

Merry Indie Christmas

We're inviting independent musicians, bands, singers and songwriters to submit their Christmas songs for consideration for the NFSA collection.

Tessa Elieff
Sound
Nov 2017

Remembering Michael Hutchence

Twenty years after his tragic passing, we pay tribute to one of Australia's most dynamic rock stars.

Mel Bondfield
Sound
Oct 2017

Vinyl Lounge turns 4

Our free monthly Vinyl Lounge celebrated its 4th birthday on 6 October, with a memorable evening that included great music, delicious cake and a very special guest.

Amanda Diaz
Sound
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
Aug 2017

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

Nick Henderson
Sound
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

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

Nick Henderson
Object
Sound

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

Nick Henderson
Documents
Sound
Jun 2017

Staff Profile: Bronwyn Barnett

Television Archivist Bronwyn Barnett discusses her career in television.

Anna Yates
Oral History
Television