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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

Staff Profile: Maryanne Doyle

Radio Archivist Maryanne Doyle speaks with Emily George about her days in improvisational theatre, her time at Gorman House and what she loves about working with the NFSA radio collection.

Emily George
Oral History
Radio
Sound
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
Sep 2015

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
Jul 2015

NFSA Ambassador Margaret Pomeranz

We welcome the one and only Margaret Pomeranz as the first NFSA Ambassador, helping us promote the national collection and the importance of audiovisual preservation.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Radio
Sound
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
Mar 2015

Jessie Street

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a firsthand account by noted Australian feminist Jessie Street of the 1945 founding conference of the United Nations.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio
Feb 2015

Happy birthday Binny!

Binny Lum was born 100 years ago, on 2 February 1915. Radio Archivist Chris Arneil spoke with her husband Geoff Charter about the remarkable career of this radio personality.

Chris Arneil
Radio