NFSA Blog

The 'original' Priscilla now at the NFSA

What better way to finish our Priscilla 20th anniversary celebration than a visit from Stephan Elliott and Rebel Penfold-Russell, bringing the film’s key components with them?

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Harry Julius, cartoonist of the moment

Film curator Sally Jackson writes about Australia’s first cinema animations for the 2014 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October.

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Phar Lap, Australia's mighty conqueror

Phar Lap is a big deal in Australia, explains Kathrin DiRocco. That is why it was an even bigger deal when a 1931 nitrate film about the champion racehorse was donated to the NFSA earlier this year.

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10 things you didn't know about Homicide

Here’s ten things you never knew about the groundbreaking Australian TV crime drama Homicide, which premiered on our screens 50 years ago on 20 October 1964.

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50 years of Homicide

Groundbreaking Australian TV crime drama Homicide is 50. Broadcast curator Simon Smith celebrates with behind-the-scenes images, production documents and interviews from the show’s history.

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Licence to... watch TV?

Broadcast curator Helen Tully writes about a time when listening to the airwaves or watching TV required a licence.

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Behind the big top: Wirth's Circus home movies

The circus comes to town for Home Movie Day 2014. Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a newly preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth’s Circus and the family that ran it.

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Our veteran staff members: 30 years and counting

Veteran staff members Ian Gilmour and Janine Boyd share their personal history of three decades working at the NFSA.

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Caring for two million collection items

Collection Services Coordinator Stewart Shannon reveals some of the tricks and secrets that the NFSA Collection Management team use to keep the national audiovisual collection safe.

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Hair, fashion and shopping: Australian style, c1950–68

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at three 'fashion’ films from the NFSA’s extensive collection of amateur films and home movies.

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