NFSA Blog

Story of a dress: from Paris to eternity

A Parisian dress used by the filmmaking McDonagh sisters in their 1929 film The Cheaters has been donated to the NFSA.

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Jessie Street, women's rights and the UN

We celebrate International Women’s Day with a firsthand account by noted Australian feminist Jessie Street of the 1945 founding conference of the United Nations.

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Colour TV in Australia: Colouring our world

Television archivist Bronwyn Barnett continues her look at the arrival of colour TV in Australia 40 years ago, on 1 March 1975.

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Colour TV in Australia: Preparing for a revolution

The colour TV revolution hit Australia 40 years ago, on 1 March 1975. Television archivist Bronwyn Barnett explains what was involved in reaching this milestone – and why it took so long.

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Vale Norman Yemm

Norman Yemm (1933-2014) reflects on some of his acclaimed roles on television and the opera stage, in a 2005 Oral History interview.

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Happy birthday Binny!

Binny Lum was born 100 years ago, on 2 February 1915. Radio Archivist Chris Arneil spoke with her husband Geoff Charter about the remarkable career of this radio personality.

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All roads lead to Tamworth

Indigenous Connections curator Brenda Gifford reports from the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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Life in Australia - an idyllic vision of the 1960s

To celebrate Australia Day 2015, the NFSA has published the final episode of the Life in Australia series of short films, produced by the government’s filmmaking arm between 1964 and 1966.

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Disney treasures at the NFSA

To mark the beginning of our Disney classics season at Arc cinema, Miguel Gonzalez explores some of the Disney items held in the NFSA collection.

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Just another year at the NFSA: Rock stars and dingoes

Tens of thousands of items are collected by the NFSA each year. What did we collect in 2014? Part 2 includes wild sounds, rock stars, Indigenous music and Mardi Gras.

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