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Australia's first Oscar

The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.

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Your kids will love this surreal sultana pudding!

This surreal black-and-white animation from 1931 was produced by the Australian Dried Fruits Association’s Dried Fruits Publicity Committee.

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NFSA in South Africa: Librarians of the world united!

Sonia Gherdevich, NFSA’s Senior Manager, Collection Stewardship, will be reporting from the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in South Africa, from 15-21 August 2015.

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Fairlight: the instrument that invented sampling

In 1979 two young Australians invented the first Fairlight sampling synthesizer and changed electronic music forever. We have one in working condition!

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Picnic costumes: the details in the dresses

Documents and artefacts curator Jenny Gall takes a closer look at two of the Picnic at Hanging Rock costumes in our online exhibition.

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A free spirit: Anne Louise Lambert on Picnic’s Miranda

Anne Louise Lambert is coming to the NFSA for the 40th anniversay screening of Picnic at Hanging Rock on 7 August 2015. We spoke with her about the film’s legacy, and the effect it had on her life.

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Training Australia’s remote archivists

NFSA experts understand the importance of sharing their knowledge and experience with their peers. Conservation Manager Mick Newnham recently spent five days training remote Indigenous archivists.

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Presenting NFSA Ambassador Margaret Pomeranz

We welcome the one and only Margaret Pomeranz as the first NFSA Ambassador, helping us promote the national collection and the importance of audiovisual preservation.

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Country stars give old technology a new spin

The NFSA’s Graham McDonald records Australian country music stars and emerging artists on lacquer disc at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

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John Hutchinson's life of sound

John Hutchinson dedicated many years to recording the sounds of Western Australia’s wildlife, environment and people. Sound archivist Tessa Elieff writes about his life.

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