Items tagged with 'Melbourne'

Melbourne Cup fashion, 1896

Curator Sally Jackson researches the famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.

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100 years of fun at Luna Park! Celebrating a Melbourne icon

Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park’s birthday.

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NFSA celebrates Luna Park’s 100th birthday at ACMI and Federation Square

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the much-loved Luna Park in St Kilda, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has curated a compilation of historical films featuring this Melbourne icon.

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A piece of Melbourne Cup magic

The NFSA is proud to present the race that stopped the nation… 114 years ago!

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Thomas Rome Lecture 2012

Chairman of the Mushroom Group, Michael Gudinski has been announced to deliver the 2012 National Film and Sound Archive Thomas Rome Lecture in Melbourne on 13 August.

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Dr Gwenda Davey was resident at the NFSA as a SAR fellow in 2011. She is currently writing a book about girls’ childhood in Australia, with the working title of Girl Talk: One Hundred Years of Childhood in Australia. Dr Davey’s fellowship at the NFSA enabled her to research material from the national audiovisual collection for her book, as well as provide a valuable commentary on a neglected dimension of Australia’s social history.

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Does your town have its own song?

Graham McDonald takes listeners on a tour of songs about Australian towns and cities written between the two World Wars.

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Conservators grapple with a thorny question: preserve or recreate?

NFSA conservator Shingo Ishikawa explores some of the ethical dilemmas that his profession is grappling with to remain relevant. Finding ways to preserve the non-physical elements surrounding physical objects is one example of a key challenge facing conservators.

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Melbourne Cup photo finish

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is proud to present the race that stopped the nation … 114 years ago!

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New films available in the Australian Mediatheque this month

Latest additions to the Australian Mediatheque in Melbourne’s Federation Square include early AFL footage and films of the Murray River Region.

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