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Sep 2017

Reliving the 1980s

Our 100th curated collection is all about the 1980s, and it stars Charles and Diana, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Edna Everage, David Attenborough, Linda Burney, Ken Done, Michael Hutchence and many, many more.

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs
Television
Aug 2017

Paul Mercurio

Twenty-five years on, Paul Mercurio talks to the NFSA's Miguel Gonzalez about his life and career after the success of Strictly Ballroom.

Mel Bondfield
Film

Remembering Graham Kennedy

A special Graham Kennedy screening with guest panellists formed part of the 2017 St Kilda Film Festival.

Helen Tully
Television

Remembering Strictly Ballroom

In an exclusive interview, Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice share memories of the movie that launched their big-screen careers.

Mel Bondfield
Film

Strictly Ballroom turns 25

The NFSA is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Strictly Ballroom with a bold new online exhibition and curated collection.

Mel Bondfield
Film

A 1950s autograph book

The stars of Australian radio serials and cinema touched the lives of many, but one Sydney teenager of the 1950s had the autograph book to prove it.

Jessica Bolton
Object

Australia's Tin Pan Alley

Australia's 'Tin Pan Alley' was born 75 years ago with a burst of patriotic wartime songwriting.

Nick Henderson
Sound

Ugg boots: birth of an Aussie fashion icon

Watch a classic newsreel about the 1960s origins of Ugg boots and the Australian surfer who popularised them.

Tara Marynowsky
Film

Australia's Great Strike 100 years on

On the centenary of the 'Great Strike', which started on 2 August 1917, we've reconstructed a censored film which hasn't been seen in 100 years.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Jul 2017

Australian Artists Revealed

These film and sound portraits of famous Australian artists show the interconnected world of art in Australia.

Beth Taylor
Film