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Jul 2016

TV history

Fifty years ago, on 21 June 1966, Australia was shocked when Labor and Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell was shot at close range by 19-year-old Peter Kocan.

Bronwyn Barnett
Television
Jun 2016

Number 96: smashing taboos in the 1970s

Three Number 96 experts - series creator David Sale, TV historian Andrew Mercado and author Nigel Giles - discuss the taboo smashing 1970s soap opera.

Jemma Pietrus
Television

Brian Nankervis

In his Oral History interview, the multi-talented Brian Nankervis talks about his time in radio and on the SBS program, RocKwiz.

Bronwyn Murphy
Oral History
Radio
Sound
Television
Apr 2016

Dawn Swane's home movies

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

Tara Marynowsky
Documents
Film
Photographs
Television
Mar 2016

Batman goes Au Go-Go!

Watch Batman and Robin get down in this newsreel from 1966. Crayzee daddy-o!

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Newcastle time capsule

There's more to Newcastle than coal mining and steel.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Posters
Sound
Television

Madonna: recession buster

We take a look back at the early 1990s, to see how Australia reacted to Madonna's first tour.

Miguel Gonzalez
Television

Vale Jon English

Sound Curator Thorsten Kaeding marks the passing of entertainer Jon English.

Thorsten Kaeding
Film
Photographs
Sound
Television

International Women's Day

Highlighting the achievements of nine Australian leaders for International Women's Day on 8 March.

Stephen Groenewegen
Film
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Television
Feb 2016

Decimal currency in Australia

Commemorating 50 years since the conversion to decimal currency in Australia. As the jingle says 'Clink go the cents folks, clink, clink, clink. Changeover day is closer than you think.'

Beth Taylor
Film
Television