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Mar 2016

Jon English

Sound Curator Thorsten Kaeding marks the passing of entertainer Jon English.

By Thorsten Kaeding / 11 Mar 2016
Film
Photographs
Sound
Television

International Women's Day

Highlighting the achievements of nine Australian leaders for International Women's Day on 8 March.

By Stephen Groenewegen / 7 Mar 2016
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Television
Feb 2016

Smithy turns 70

We celebrate the 70th anniversary of Charles Kingsford Smith biopic 'Smithy' with a look at Billy Hughes' cameo in the film.

By Beth Taylor / 15 Feb 2016
Film
Photographs
Posters

Radio saves lives

On this World Radio Day 2016 we look at an Australian example of the lifesaving and community-building power of radio from the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009.

By Beth Taylor / 12 Feb 2016
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Jan 2016

The Johnny O'Keefe scrapbooks

Curator Tamara Osicka on the secrets contained in the scrapbooks created by Johnny O'Keefe's mother Thelma.

By Tamara Osicka / 27 Jan 2016
Documents
Object
Photographs

Maurene Edson

Completing an internship at the NFSA led Emily George to an unexpected family connection to the radio collection.

By Emily George / 11 Jan 2016
Photographs
Sound
Television
Jun 2015

Calendar stars

Pat Easterbrook, Positive Ageing Officer at the Alpine Shire in Victoria, tells how a group of older people stepped inside some of Australia’s best-loved movies for a day.

By Pat Easterbrook / 3 Jun 2015
Photographs
Apr 2015

Edna Leer

Documents and artefacts curator Jenny Gall looks at a sheet music collection recently donated to the NFSA, and what it reveals about home-front life during the First World War.

By Jenny Gall / 25 Apr 2015
Photographs

Towards a level playing field

Bronwyn Dowdall and Shevaun O'Neill discuss the attention economy and what it means for archives today.

By Bronwyn Dowdall / 9 Apr 2015
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Jan 2015

Life in Australia

To celebrate Australia Day 2015, the NFSA has published the final episode of the Life in Australia series of short films, produced by the government's film-making arm between 1964 and 1966.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 23 Jan 2015
Film
Photographs