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Dec 2014

2014 at the NFSA, Part 2

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

Adam Blackshaw
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
Oct 2014

Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

Helen Tully
Radio
Television
Aug 2014

Gaywaves Lives On

Did you know that Gaywaves, Sydney's first gay and lesbian radio program, went to air in a time when homosexuality was still illegal in New South Wales?

Chris Arneil
Radio
Jun 2014

Casey Kasem and American Top 40

American DJ Casey Kasem's American Top 40 was a fixture on commercial radio stations all over the world. He passed away on 15 June 2014.

Graham McDonald
Radio

She’s still a Lady Beatle

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' tour of Australia with an exclusive unedited Binny Lum interview with three of The Beatles, recorded in London in April 1964.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio
Sound
Mar 2014

Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton is usually the one asking all the questions, but he swapped roles for a day and opened up during an interview for our Oral History program.

Bronwyn Murphy
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Feb 2014

Women leaders in radio

The NFSA joined with nine other organisations to produce Australia’s first online Encyclopedia of women leaders including women who have made notable contributions to radio.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio
Nov 2013

Binny Lum and the stars

Binny Lum was known for her friendly, conversational style, and her programs were popular for their interviews with diverse Australian and international personalities.

Chris Arneil
Radio
Jul 2013

Captain Moonlite

Recently discovered in the NFSA collection is a 1940s radio drama based on the life of the educated and handsome bushranger Andrew George Scott, aka Captain Moonlite (1842-1880).

Maryanne Doyle
Radio
Feb 2013

Tony Martin's treasures

Radio Archivist Chris Arneil on Tony Martin's generous donation of 820 hours' worth of contemporary radio history.

Chris Arneil
Radio