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Oral History: Film crew

An animal wrangler, film armourer and sound recordist discuss their careers in the Australian film industry in these Oral History interviews.

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Oral History: Directors

In these Oral History interviews, three filmmakers discuss their careers making documentary and drama for TV and film.

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Oral History: Actors

Three actors recall highlights of their lengthy careers in TV and film in these recent Oral History interviews.

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Oral History: Musicians

Three popular musicians talk about their careers at length for the NFSA Oral History program.

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Oral History: Journalists

Three journalists talk about their careers in these recent Oral History interviews.

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War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918

What did Australians watch at their local cinema during the First World War? A new exhibition at ACMI, produced in collaboration with the NFSA, has the answer.

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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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