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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

Disney at the NFSA

To mark the beginning of our Disney classics season at Arc cinema, Miguel Gonzalez explores some of the Disney items held in the NFSA collection.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 5 Jan 2015
Film
Photographs
Sound
Oct 2014

Wirth's Circus home movies

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.

By Tara Marynowsky / 13 Oct 2014
Film
Photographs
Jul 2014

Caring for your collection

Do you want to learn how to extend the lifespan of your photo, music, film and video collections? You've come to the right place.

By Miguel Gonzalez / 21 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Sound

Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world's first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

By Sally Jackson / 3 Jul 2014
Film
Photographs
Nov 2013

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

By Sally Jackson / 1 Nov 2013
Film
Photographs
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs