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Jun 2022

Wallabies 1939 UK tour abandoned

This rare home movie footage from 1939 features the Australian rugby union team en route to the UK – and a tour that would never take place due to the outbreak of war.

By Heather Gill / 29 Jun 2022
Film
Feb 2022

Women's and Children's Programs

In the fourth of a 5-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker reveals some of the women who shaped and redefined television content for women and children.

By Jeannine Baker / 28 Feb 2022
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Ozploitation!

Johnny Milner takes a look at the low-budget Australian genre filmmaking of the 1970s and 1980s.

By Johnny Milner / 21 Feb 2022
Film
Nov 2021

Calling the shots

In the third of a five-part series, Dr Jeannine Baker celebrates some of the female producers and directors working in Australian television in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

By Jeannine Baker / 29 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television

The Young Doctors

The Young Doctors made its debut on TCN 9 (Nine Network) on 8 November 1976, breaking new ground in medical drama.

By Helen Tully / 5 Nov 2021
Oral History
Photographs
Television
Sep 2021

The Comeback: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Forty years ago, Kit Laughlin released his film ‘The Comeback’, documenting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial 7th Mr Olympia title. The contest took place at the Sydney Opera House on 4 October 1980.

By Adam Blackshaw / 27 Sep 2021
Film

Tasmanian Tiger in Colour

Samuel François-Steininger has colourised footage from the NFSA collection of Benjamin, the last Tasmanian Tiger in captivity.

By Simon Drake / 7 Sep 2021
Film
Jul 2021

Vale John Cornell

A tribute to John Cornell, the talented writer and highly respected business visionary, who has passed away at age 80.

By Gayle Lake / 26 Jul 2021
Film
Television
Jan 2021

Pat Fiske on Australia Daze

Director Pat Fiske shares her story about the making of the landmark documentary Australia Daze.

By Pat Fiske / 21 Jan 2021
Film

Australia Daze: 1988 to Now

For the documentary Australia Daze, 28 film crews captured Australia's bicentennial celebrations over 24 hours across the country on 26 January 1988.

By Sean Bridgeman / 19 Jan 2021
Film