NFSA Blog

Dawn Swane’s home movies: from ballet to The Beatles

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother’s unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

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'A crocodile for kissing': Selling Mick Dundee

Crocodile Dundee was a huge international hit. How was it marketed in different countries?

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Crocodile Dundee 30th anniversary

It’s been thirty years since Mick 'Crocodile’ Dundee charmed audiences worldwide with his laconic humour.

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A sound of her own: Bronwyn Murphy (Oral History Coordinator)

Bronwyn Murphy talks to Emily George about working as a sound editor on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), The Sapphires (2012) and Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997).

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Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

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Preserving Tollywood: NFSA in India

Mick Newnham and Shingo Ishikawa recently travelled to India, to provide training. In the end, they learned something too.

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Trainspotting with Roger McKenzie

A former railway signaller, Film Curatorial Officer Jeff Wray explores the train films of Roger McKenzie.

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Batman goes Au Go-Go!

Watch Batman and Robin get down in this newsreel from 1966. Crayzee daddy-o!

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Meet the Aussie Superman

Superman may be the most iconic of all American superheroes, but back in 1949, he was a true blue Aussie fighting the forces of evil on 2GB radio. Miguel Gonzalez reports.

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Madonna, the recession buster

We take a look back at the early 1990s, to see how Australia reacted to Madonna’s first tour.

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