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Nov 2010

Marius Sestier

The discovery of two films made in Australia by frères Lumière representative Marius Sestier in 1896 includes Australia’s earliest surviving film.

Sally Jackson
Film

Patricia Lovell

Patricia Lovell AM will be awarded the NFSA's highest accolade - the Ken G Hall Preservation Award - on Monday night.

Sarah Rhodes
Film

World TV Day

The late Victorian broadcaster, journalist and author Michael Schildberger recognised early in his career the role that TV could play in reporting news as it unfolded.

Helen Tully
Television

Cooee Cabaret in Warrnambool

Shane Howard, of the classic Aussie band Goanna, will tonight perform one of the band's biggest hits 'Solid Rock' for the people of Warrnambool as part of Cooee Cabaret.

Sarah Rhodes
Sound

Vale Dame Joan Sutherland

In a state memorial service today at the Sydney Opera House, over 2000 people celebrated the life and career of the Australian operatic legend.

Vincent Plush
Sound
Oct 2010

Melbourne Cup Stops the Nation Again

One of the first films ever recorded in Australia screens 12 times a day in Federation Square in the lead-up to the 150th Melbourne Cup.

Siobhan Dee
Film

East Timor inspiration

Martin Wesley-Smith reflects on his donation to the NFSA.

Martin Wesley-Smith
Photographs

AC Haddon collection

Jenny Gall (Research Fellowships program at NFSA) and myself took the train across the English countryside to Cambridge University. Our destination was the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Martin Ford
Object
Oral History

The mysteries of Taiwanese LPs

A recent acquisition in the recorded sound section of NFSA included a curious copy of a Seekers LP from the late 1960s.

Graham McDonald
Sound

NFSA Connects with '4'

Producer Joanna Buggy and highly acclaimed solo violinist Niki Vasilakis from Adelaide discussed the classical music documentary '4' with high school students in South Australia. Watch videos from the event.

Imelda Cooney
Film