Items tagged with 'Melbourne'
Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park’s birthday.
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.
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.
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.
Graham McDonald takes listeners on a tour of songs about Australian towns and cities written between the two World Wars.
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.
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is proud to present the race that stopped the nation … 114 years ago!
Latest additions to the Australian Mediatheque in Melbourne’s Federation Square include early AFL footage and films of the Murray River Region.