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Feb 2018

Top 40 radio turns 60

Sixty years ago this month, the Top 40 pop chart helped bring the golden age of radio to a close and kickstarted a new era.

By Chris Arneil / 28 Feb 2018
Oral History
Radio
Dec 2017

Mr Squiggle's Christmas cards

This collection of hand-illustrated greeting cards from Mr Squiggle creator Norman Hetherington to Pat Lovell is representative of a wonderful working friendship.

By Jessica Bolton / 20 Dec 2017
Documents
Television

2017 at the NFSA

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

By Adam Blackshaw / 19 Dec 2017
Film
Oral History
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
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.

By Nathan Smith / 20 Sep 2017
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.

By Adam Blackshaw / 21 Jul 2017
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television

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.

By Nick Henderson / 6 Jul 2017
Documents
Sound
Jun 2017

Staff Profile: Bronwyn Barnett

Television Archivist Bronwyn Barnett discusses her career in television.

By Anna Yates / 27 Jun 2017
Oral History
Television
Apr 2017

Staff Profile: Tasha James

Tasha James, Indigenous Connections Manager at the NFSA, discusses her lifelong interest in archival collections.

By Anna Yates / 28 Apr 2017
Oral History
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.

By Anna Yates / 29 Mar 2017
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Feb 2017

Ken Muggleston

Australian set decorator Ken Muggleston recalls the moment he first learned he'd won an Academy Award.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 22 Feb 2017
Oral History