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Jul 2021

David Gulpilil home movie

This never-before-seen home movie footage of David Gulpilil dancing in 1979 was recently donated to the NFSA.

By Beth Taylor / 5 Jul 2021
Film
Photographs
Jun 2021

The Cultural Icons

Canberra is home to 12 of Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions. And for the first time in history, these icons are collaborating to give 12 unique perspectives of Australia’s story.

Film
Photographs

Twelve Canoes

Twelve Canoes paints a compelling portrait of the history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

Film
Photographs
Sound
May 2021

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 50-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

By Liz McNiven / 26 May 2021
Film
Photographs

David Gulpilil: Screen legend

We are celebrating the life and work of one of Australia's finest actors with a new curated collection. 

By Beth Taylor / 26 May 2021
Film
Photographs
Mar 2021

Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey

Folklorist, author and performer Warren Fahey has produced an online series of Sydney Stories, featuring footage from the NFSA collection.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 26 Mar 2021
Film
Photographs
Television
Feb 2021

Brisbane time capsule

Take a look at what makes Brisbane unique: from a house in a bridge pylon to Ekka and State of Origin memories.

By Beth Taylor / 4 Feb 2021
Film
Photographs
Television
Dec 2020

Top Content 2020

What was the most popular content on our website in 2020?

By Mel Bondfield / 17 Dec 2020
Film
Photographs
Sound
Television

2020 at the NFSA

View and listen to highlights of what we collected in 2020, including an emotional eyewitness account of the Victorian bushfires and exclusive interviews on the impact of COVID-19.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Dec 2020
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television

Vale Hugh Keays-Byrne

A tribute to actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, who has passed away at age 73.

By Heather Gill / 4 Dec 2020
Film
Oral History
Photographs