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Home Movie Marathon

The NFSA celebrates Home Movie Day 2019 by participating in a Home Movie Marathon that also coincides with the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
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Horror in Australian Cinema

A brief survey of Australian horror films from the outback thrillers of the 1970s to the work of the influential creators of Saw and The Babadook.
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Money, Not Harmony

Sydney community radio station 2SER 107.3 first went to air on 1 October 1979. Station archivist Dr Liz Giuffre shares excerpts from a music industry documentary by Richard Kingsmill that was broadcast on 2SER in 1988.
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Starstruck on Tour

After successful seasons in Canberra, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Bathurst, the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition now opens in Geraldton, WA.
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Simon Before Wonder World!

Before he created and hosted Wonder World!, Simon Townsend had already forged a successful career in TV, print and radio journalism.
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Alternative Canberra Designs

The NFSA has acquired 24 glass slides by Walter Scott Griffiths illustrating his alternative vision for Australia’s future capital city.
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The Matrix is 20

The NFSA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Matrix with a special screening and Q&A with Executive Producer Andrew Mason.
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Priscilla turns 25

Australia's most fabulous road trip movie opened in Australian cinemas 25 years ago – on 8 September 1994. To celebrate, we're Undressing Priscilla all over again.
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The Evil Touch

Join us in Canberra on 6 September for a special screening of two episodes of The Evil Touch, a 1970s Australian-US horror-suspense anthology series.
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40 Years of Wonder World!

Celebrating 40 years of Simon Townsend's Wonder World! The show that changed the face of children's television in Australia.
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40 Years of Wonder World!

Forty years after Simon Townsend's Wonder World! first went to air, we celebrate this landmark children's TV program.
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Charles Farrell Flies In

When Charles Farrell came to Australia in 1936 to appear in The Flying Doctor, he brought with him a touch of Hollywood glamour and the aura of a big-name star.
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Fredd Bear Costume

Fredd Bear, the much-loved children’s television character from the late 1960s and early 70s, has arrived at the NFSA.
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John Farnham’s Early Years

Before he was 'Whispering Jack', John Farnham was a teen idol named Johnny who was crowned 'King of Pop' five times.
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Animated short films

Enjoy a comprehensive selection of Australian animated short films in our new curated collection.
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NFSA Stories: Mornington Island

Caitlyn LeRoy, who works at the NFSA, discovers early footage of her family and place of birth in the collection.
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John Farnham Trivia

Have you explored our John Farnham online exhibition yet? We share some fascinating facts and fun trivia about the music superstar.
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The Dressmaker Costumes: Last Weeks

Don't miss The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at the NFSA before it closes on 18 August 2019.
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The Loneliest Journey

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the NFSA has unearthed a rare recording of the historic event on Australian commercial radio, as it happened in 1969.
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Moon Landing: 20, 30 and 50 Years

For the 50th anniversary of the July 1969 Apollo 11 mission, we are sharing these news clips from 1969 and also from the 20th and 30th anniversaries of the Moon landing in 1989 and 1999.
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