This clip is an excerpt from the documentary A Nation is Built (1938), featuring actuality footage from a surf-livesaving carnival at a Sydney beach.
This clip is an excerpt from the documentary A Nation is Built (1938), featuring a family celebrating the 150th anniversary of Cook's landing and singing the praises of Governor Philip.
The NFSA has launched an online Antarctic adventure game using historic Antarctic footage from our collection.
This Teachers' Guide accompanies Home of the Blizzard: An Antarctic Adventure, a digital interactive game developed by the NFSA using historic footage of Douglas Mawson's Antarctic Expedition of 1911 to 1914.
A visit to the NFSA gave one family history researcher the chance to learn more about the adventures of her great uncle in the early 1920s.
A shot of Hurley’s boat and his seaplane being unloaded off a ship from Sydney at Hanuabada, near Port Moresby. The people in their canoes help Hurley with his plane.
The first trans-Arctic flight took place 90 years ago. It's one of many memorable flying feats chronicled in our new Early Aviators curated collection.
As well as some stunning aerial views of Antarctica, the danger of Antarctic flying is illustrated in this clip filmed and narrated by Frank Hurley from the second British, Australian, New Zealand
Winners of the London to Australia prize of 1919, Keith and Ross Smith (and their mechanics) were required to fly to Melbourne to collect the cheque for their £10,000 prize from Prime Minister ‘Bil
Xavier Mertz (seated) and Belgrave Ninnis (?) on the ‘Aurora’, mid-1911. ‘The Mawson Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–1913, Version 2’