NFSA Blog

The Fourth Channel: the vision and voices that created Melbourne’s ATV Channel 0

The NFSA looks to the television collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Channel 10 in Melbourne, then known as ATV0. Launched on 1 August 1964 ATV0 became, as promised, part of the life of Melbourne. Television Curator Helen Tully looks back at the establishment and challenges of ATV0’s development.

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Priscilla's universal charm

Executive producer Rebel Penfold-Russell talks about the universal appeal of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Make sure your collections outlive you!

Do you want to learn how to extend the lifespan of your photo, music, film and video collections? You’ve come to the right place.

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Bendigo rediscovers a voice from its past

There are relatively few surviving brown wax cylinders recorded in Australia prior to 1903, which made the donation of one into the NFSA collection a very exciting prospect for NFSA Sound Curator, Tamara Osicka.

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Do Frenchmen play Cricket?

Film curator Sally Jackson investigates the makers of the world’s first cricket films, shot in Australia in 1897.

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Shana Tiang: passing the Test of War

Shana Tiang, winner of the Test of War Young Composers’ national competition, shares her love of music with the NFSA.

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Vale Christian Houllemare

The death of Christian Houllemare over the June long weekend shocked and saddened the Sydney independent music community.

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A Technicolor film festival in Cambodia

The NFSA has supplied Australian archival film classics to Cambodia’s Technicolor Foundation Film Festival and NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham enjoys the audience reaction.

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What to do when a typhoon hits an archive

NFSA Senior Researcher Mick Newnham shares his expertise with South-East Asian archivists at SEAPAVAA in Vientiane, Laos – and is elected president.

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Casey Kasem and the American Top 40

American DJ Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 was a fixture on commercial radio stations all over the world. He passed away on 15 June 2014.

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