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Dec 2017

Harold Holt's disappearance

The disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt, on 17 December 1967, remains one of Australia’s greatest mysteries.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television
Nov 2017

World Television Day 2017

This year, we're marking World Television Day on 21 November by sharing two recent ‘finds’ in the NFSA’s vast television collection.

Simon Smith
Television
Oct 2017

Homicide facts

'Homicide' premiered on TV on 20 October 1964. Here's 10 things you didn't know about the classic crime drama.

Simon Smith
Television
Sep 2017

Rugby League highlights

With the 2017 Rugby League season drawing to a close, we present a curated collection of memorable rugby moments from the 20th century.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Tara Morice

Twenty-five years after the release of Strictly Ballroom, the NFSA's Miguel Gonzalez caught up with one of the stars of the film, Tara Morice.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Television

Reliving the 1980s

Our 100th curated collection is all about the 1980s, and it stars Charles and Diana, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Edna Everage, David Attenborough, Linda Burney, Ken Done, Michael Hutchence and many, many more.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Television
Aug 2017

Remembering Graham Kennedy

A special Graham Kennedy screening with guest panellists formed part of the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival.

Helen Tully
Television
Jul 2017

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Graham Kennedy abroad

The story behind Graham Kennedy's overseas trip in July 1961, and his break from hosting 'In Melbourne Tonight'.

Simon Smith
Photographs
Television
Jun 2017

Staff Profile: Bronwyn Barnett

Television Archivist Bronwyn Barnett discusses her career in television.

Anna Yates
Oral History
Television