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Dec 2017

Merry Indie Christmas

We're inviting independent musicians, bands, singers and songwriters to submit their Christmas songs for consideration for the NFSA collection.

Tessa Elieff
Sound
Nov 2017

Remembering Michael Hutchence

Twenty years after his tragic passing, we pay tribute to one of Australia's most dynamic rock stars.

Mel Bondfield
Sound
Oct 2017

Vinyl Lounge turns 4

Our free monthly Vinyl Lounge celebrated its 4th birthday on 6 October, with a memorable evening that included great music, delicious cake and a very special guest.

Amanda Diaz
Sound
Aug 2017

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

Nick Henderson
Sound
Jul 2017

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

Nick Henderson
Object
Sound

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

Nick Henderson
Documents
Sound
Jun 2017

Feminist rockers you've never heard about

What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.

Nick Henderson
Sound
May 2017

Lights, camera, Winter!

Our Canberra winter program has the perfect mix of cinema events, live performances and regular favourites to keep all ages entertained.

Jemma Pietrus
Film
Sound
Mar 2017

Amy Johnson, Aviator

We pay tribute to aviation pioneer Amy Johnson this International Women's Day

Mel Bondfield
Film
Sound

Prue Borthwick on making Gaywaves

Dashiell Hannoush talks to Prue Borthwick about the LGBTI radio program Gaywaves and how she turned her personal stories into social statements.

Dashiell Hannoush
Radio
Sound