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Jul 2017

Bobo

The NFSA recently acquired costumes, scrapbooks and other memorabilia recording the career of Hal Turner, who played one of the first recognisable children's characters on Australian television.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Object
Oral History
Photographs
Television

Graham Kennedy abroad

The story behind Graham Kennedy's overseas trip in July 1961, and his break from hosting 'In Melbourne Tonight'.

Simon Smith
Photographs
Television

Pathé's vertical groove

We recently acquired a small collection of seven rare Pathé vertical-cut disc records featuring recordings by Melbourne-born music hall star Billy Williams.

Nick Henderson
Object
Sound

Learning to Drive

These road safety films from the 1950s to 1980s offer a full tank of vintage car delight.

Beth Taylor
Film

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
Jun 2017

Staff Profile: Bronwyn Barnett

Television Archivist Bronwyn Barnett discusses her career in television.

Anna Yates
Oral History
Television

Graham Kennedy candle

One of the most unusual Graham Kennedy items in our collection is a candle in the shape of his head.

Maryanne Doyle
Object

David Gulpilil: Screen legend

We are celebrating the life and work of one of Australia's finest actors with a new curated collection. 

Beth Taylor
Film
Photographs

David Gulpilil: A Portrait

A look at David Gulpilil's 40-year career and his profound impact on Australian cinema.

Liz McNiven
Film
Photographs

Feminist rockers you've never heard about

What would be the 'soundtrack of Australian feminist activism' of the 1970s? Sound Curator Nick Henderson has the answer.

Nick Henderson
Sound