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Mar 2018

Vale Jeff St John

We pay tribute to one of Australia’s greatest rock voices.

Thorsten Kaeding

Newscaf: Female firsts

Looking back at some of the female firsts in Australian history as captured through the NFSA's Television News and Current Affairs Program (Newscaf).

Beth Taylor

Mike Walsh and friends

As well as featuring the biggest stars from around the world, The Mike Walsh Show kept Aussies entertained with a bevy of quirky guests.

Beth Taylor

Protecting wildlife through sound

Sound Curator Tessa Elieff celebrates World Wildlife Day with a selection of field recordings of unique Australian wildlife.

Tessa Elieff
Feb 2018

Winifred Atwell in Australia

Meet the Amazing Miss A - popular ragtime pianist Winifred Atwell, who conquered the charts in the 1950s and later made Australia her home.

Stephen Groenewegen

Louie the Fly

A look at the creation of the iconic 'Louie the Fly' jingle, named by the NFSA in 2018 as one of the Sounds of Australia.

Amanda Diaz

Newscaf: Apology to the Stolen Generations

The prime minister apologised to Australia's Indigenous peoples on 13 February 2008. We revisit the story through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.

Adam Blackshaw
Jan 2018

Newscaf 30th Anniversary

We're celebrating 30 years of our News and Current Affairs Program in 2018 by revisiting the big news stories that captivated a generation.

Bronwyn Barnett

Heath Ledger: A Portrait

Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.

Graham Shirley

Johnny O'Keefe and the Liverpool Sound

We're sharing a rare clip of Johnny O'Keefe, Dusty Springfield, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Gene Pitney, and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes performing together on Australian TV.

Simon Smith