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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

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
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
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
Jan 2016

Maurene Edson

Completing an internship at the NFSA led Emily George to an unexpected family connection to the radio collection.

Emily George
Photographs
Sound
Television
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
Feb 2013

Mildura time capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

Beth Taylor
Film
Sound
Jun 2012

The father of Australian jazz

The NFSA mourns the loss of Australian jazz legend Graeme Bell, who passed away today in Sydney at the age of 97.

Tamara Osicka
Sound