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Dec 2015

2015 at the NFSA

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2015? Part 1 includes iconic Australian films and kangaroos on Sesame Street.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television
Nov 2015

Preserving 'The Dismissal' footage

Forty years after the dismissal of the Whitlam Government, we look at the NFSA's digital preservation of the surviving original news footage.

Bronwyn Barnett
Oral History
Television

The Dismissal

On the 40th anniversary of the Governor-General's dismissal of the Whitlam Government, we look at the unfolding events of the day from the perspective of two camera operators who filmed them.

Bronwyn Barnett
Oral History
Television
Sep 2015

Famous faces at the NFSA: Part 2

Lisa Wilkinson, Don Walker, Steve Liebmann and Chris Haywood recently visited the NFSA. Watch the interviews here.

Miguel Gonzalez
Oral History
Television

Canberra time capsule

Discover the history of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, through these items from the NFSA collection.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Radio
Sound
Television
May 2015

Let’s Go!!

The NFSA has restored the only surviving and complete episode of Network Ten's Go!! show, from 1966. Broadcast curator Simon Smith rediscovers a 1960s Australian music television classic.

Simon Smith
Television
Apr 2015

Towards a level playing field

Bronwyn Dowdall and Shevaun O'Neill discuss the attention economy and what it means for archives today.

Bronwyn Dowdall
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Posters
Radio
Sound
Television
Feb 2015

Colour TV in Australia, Part 2

Television archivist Bronwyn Barnett continues her look at the arrival of colour TV in Australia 40 years ago, on 1 March 1975.

Bronwyn Barnett
Documents
Television

Colour TV in Australia, Part 1

The colour TV revolution hit Australia 40 years ago, on 1 March 1975. Television archivist Bronwyn Barnett explains what was involved in reaching this milestone - and why it took so long.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television

Vale Norman Yemm

Norman Yemm (1933-2014) reflects on some of his acclaimed roles on television and the opera stage, in a 2005 Oral History interview.

Helen Tully
Oral History
Television