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Apr 2013

The Logies through the years

Television curator Frances Baldwin takes a look at 55 years of Logies history.

By Frances Baldwin / 2 Apr 2013
Television
Mar 2013

Tharwa Bridge Centenary, 1995

Ten News captures the 1995 re-enactment of the opening of Tharwa Bridge to mark the centenary of the ACT's oldest bridge.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 28 Mar 2013
Television

Lady of the Lake

Television Curator Helen Tully solves the mystery behind Canberra's Lady of the Lake 1973 beauty contest.

By Helen Tully / 28 Mar 2013
Film
Television

Canberra Week, 1974

On Saturday 16 March 1974 an enthusiastic crowd saw Aunty Jack crowned Queen of Canberra.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 27 Mar 2013
Television
Jan 2013

Vale Patricia Lovell

Graham Shirley and Meg Labrum share their memories of Australian screen industry legend Patricia 'Pat' Lovell.

By Graham Shirley / 30 Jan 2013
Film
Television
Nov 2012

Regional TV: Colour to Digital

Bronwyn Barnett looks at the challenges faced by regional television from the late 1960s to the present.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 20 Nov 2012
Television
Oct 2012

Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Advertising has come a long way since The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first adapted for the screen in Australia in 1911, as Helen Tully discovered.

By Helen Tully / 25 Oct 2012
Film
Television

Reflections on Puberty Blues

The recent Puberty Blues (2012) TV series reminds NFSA Television curator Frances Baldwin of watching the 1981 film version and receiving material from the film as an archivist in 1986.

By Frances Baldwin / 17 Oct 2012
Television
Jul 2012

Regional TV in Australia

It is 50 years since people living in regional areas on the east coast of Australia received television for the first time.

By Bronwyn Barnett / 19 Jul 2012
Television
May 2012

Networking

Nick Herd drew on the NFSA collection to research his new book, Networking, which places the history of Australian commercial television in its proper context.

By Nick Herd / 21 May 2012
Television