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Mar 2016

Newcastle time capsule

There's more to Newcastle than coal mining and steel.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Posters
Sound
Television

Spear

Publicity Coordinator, Jemma Walsh, speaks with Hunter Page-Lockard about his new film 'Spear'.

Jemma Walsh
Film
Posters
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.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Posters

Time to go troppo

Film Curator Heather Gill looks at the legacy of short-film festival Tropfest.

Heather Gill
Film
Posters
Dec 2015

Welcome to Santaland, 1946

It's 1946 and three-year-old Robin Voigt is meeting Santa Claus for the first time.

Beth Taylor
Posters
Apr 2015

Towards a level playing field

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

Bronwyn Dowdall
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television

Picture Palace Posters

Film archivist Kathy Rose O'Regan investigates a 100-year-old collection of cinema advertising posters from London.

Kathy Rose O’Regan
Posters
Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 1

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 1 includes elephant heads, fake moustaches and the wild one.

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Posters
Sound
May 2014

West Australian Aboriginal Performing Arts

Anna Haebich, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in Perth, showcases West Australian Aboriginal performing arts and the plays, music, dance and festivals in the NFSA collection.

Anna Haebich
Film
Posters
Sound
Jul 2013

Squizzy Taylor

Curator Tenille Hands looks at the lost 1920s Australian sporting film starring Squizzy Taylor, the Melbourne gangster and subject of Underbelly: Squizzy (2013).

Tenille Hands
Posters
Television