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Jul 2017

Australia's first gold record

What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.

Nick Henderson
Documents
Sound
Dec 2016

2016 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2016?

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Radio
Sound
Television
Sep 2016

Welcome to television

60 years ago, one sentence ‘Good evening and welcome to television’, marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.

Helen Tully
Documents
Oral History
Television
Jun 2016

Actors vs Nazis: the Taussig collection

David Atfield, from Collection Stewardship at the NFSA, discovers the fascinating movie-star wartime stories behind the Taussig film stills collection.

David Atfield
Documents
Film
Photographs

Staff Profile: Belinda Hunt

Emily George speaks with Documents and Artefacts Curator Belinda Hunt about how a visit to the NFSA in primary school would ultimately define her career - and her life.

Emily George
Documents
Film
Photographs

Polish film posters

Some of the most striking film posters in the NFSA collection originate from Poland.

Stephen Groenewegen
Documents
Film
Posters
May 2016

Caddie's Feminist Legacy

The second part of our celebration of Caddie's 40th anniversary, focusing on the feminist legacy of the film.

Adam Blackshaw
Documents
Film
Oral History
Photographs
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

Crocodile Dundee 30th anniversary

It's been thirty years since Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee charmed audiences worldwide with his laconic humour.

Beth Taylor
Documents
Film
Oral History
Jan 2016

The Johnny O'Keefe scrapbooks

Curator Tamara Osicka on the secrets contained in the scrapbooks created by Johnny O'Keefe's mother Thelma.

Tamara Osicka
Documents
Object
Photographs