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Dec 2013

Horror Highway, 1974

Christmas drivers taking the coast road out of Canberra in 1974 had to face the rapidly deteriorating 'horror highway'.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 4 Dec 2013
Television
Nov 2013

Vale Robin Clifton

Film Location Scout and Location Manager Robin Clifton passed away on 1 November 2013, following a battle with cancer.

By Pamela Willis Burden / 22 Nov 2013
Film
Television

Hal McElroy

For World Television Day, Frances Baldwin talks to Hal McElroy and looks at TV highlights from his 40-year producing career.

By Frances Baldwin / 20 Nov 2013
Television

Cyclists protest for bike paths

On 21 October 1974 Canberra's cyclists took to the streets in protest. Watch how it was reported by the news of the day.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 5 Nov 2013
Television
Oct 2013

The Birdman

Every March from 1985 to 1992 thousands flocked to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to witness one of the more spectacular events on the Canberra Festival program, the Capital 7 Birdman Rally.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 1 Oct 2013
Film
Television
Sep 2013

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television

A symbiotic relationship of pleasure

Guest blogger and long-time NFSA donor Margaret Rose Stringer on the connections between Hector Crawford, her late husband Chic, and the NFSA.

By Margaret Rose Stringer / 4 Sep 2013
Television

Vale Tom Manefield

Courtesy of Storry Walton and Robin Hughes, we publish their eulogies for the late filmmaker Tom Manefield.

By Graham Shirley / 3 Sep 2013
Film
Television
Aug 2013

The legacy of Hector Crawford

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

By Helen Tully / 14 Aug 2013
Documents
Oral History
Television

Skippy and colour TV

Monaro Mall revolutionised '60s shopping in Canberra. Star attractions included Skippy and an early glimpse of colour television.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 7 Aug 2013
Television