When the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932, Cinesound Productions' newsreel secured the scoop of a lifetime.
In this clip, Tim Bowden explains that newsreels were how people received their visual 'current affairs fix' before television.
NFSA curator Jenny Gall shines a spotlight on Mavis Ripper, a pioneer of Australian costume design for film and theatre.
The 1936 NSW Police Carnival, featuring a parade with the 'boys in blue' and stunts involving dogs, horses and a motorcycle chariot race, Ben-Hur style, which needs to be seen to be believed!
After successful seasons in Canberra, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Bathurst and Geraldton between 2017 and 2019, you can now find highlights from the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition online.
Part of the NFSA collection is a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
Excerpt from Overland Adventure: The Story of the 1954 Redex Reliability Trial.