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Apr 2017

50 years of talkback radio

Did you know that until 17 April 1967, talkback radio was illegal in Australia?

Chris Arneil
Radio

A 1950s woman in radio

Prompted by our Women in Radio curated collection, Neale Hoggan sent us some lovely images depicting his mother Enid's life in radio.

Frances Baldwin
Photographs
Radio
Feb 2017

Radio Amateur Hour

We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television
Sep 2016

Peter Finch

On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Aug 2016

Saving LGBTI radio

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil looks at the outcomes of our Gaywaves LGBTI radio preservation program.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Sound
Mar 2016

Meet the Aussie Superman

Superman may be the most iconic of all American superheroes, but back in 1949, he was a true blue Aussie fighting the forces of evil on 2GB radio.

Miguel Gonzalez
Radio
Sound

International Women's Day

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

Stephen Groenewegen
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Television
Feb 2016

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.

Beth Taylor
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Oct 2015

Lillian Roxon: Mother of Rock

Australian journalist Lillian Roxon was a pioneer when it came to giving rock music the serious attention it deserved.

Beth Taylor
Radio
Sound