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Phar Lap’s Greatest Victory

On the 90th anniversary of Phar Lap’s famous 1930 Melbourne Cup victory, we revisit the surviving footage to discover a new multi-camera race ending.
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Dawn Swane

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother's unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.
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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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Travel Home Movies

We mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage and Home Movie Day with footage of Australia's top overseas travel destinations.
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1970 VFL Grand Final: 50 Years On

Rare broadcast coverage released on the 50th anniversary of the AFL’s most famous grand final.
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Kylie’s story

The ❤ Kylie: A Celebration Collection Story on Kylie Minogue is sure to have you Spinning Around!
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1970 West Gate Bridge Disaster

Fifty years ago, on 15 October 1970, Australia's worst-ever industrial accident occurred when the West Gate Bridge collapsed into the Yarra River in Melbourne, killing 35 people.
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NFSA Restores: The Cheaters

Restoring 'The Cheaters', a 1929 silent film by the pioneering McDonagh sisters.
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Vale Helen Reddy

A tribute to the pioneering Australian singer Helen Reddy, who has passed away at age 78.
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Deep Dive: Making Waves + Emma Bortignon

In 2020 the NFSA screened the documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, followed by a Q&A with award-winning Australian sound designer Emma Bortignon.
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Vale Max Merritt

Thorsten Kaeding pays tribute to Max Merritt, the New Zealand-born singer-songwriter and lead singer of Max Merritt & The Meteors.
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NFSA + DNA

An iconic moment which has metaphorically become part of Australia’s DNA – Cathy Freeman's historic Olympic victory from 20 years ago – is now stored on actual DNA, thanks to a new NFSA data storage pilot project.
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NFSA Stories: The Drifting Avenger

On a recent holiday to Australia, a former child actor visited the NFSA to watch the Japanese Western he starred in more than 50 years ago.
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Newscaf: 2000 Sydney Olympics

As part of our Newscaf series, we revisit the opening of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney on 15 September 2000.
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Before They Were Famous: Joan Sutherland

It was 70 years ago – on 10 September 1950 – that the 23-year-old Joan Sutherland won a major singing competition that helped set her on the road to international stardom.
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Web Series: A Slice of Life

Heather Gill explores web series through the lens of belonging and identity, love and dating, and education and work.
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Deep Dive: Sunday Too Far Away Q&A

Listen to a Q&A with cast and crew members of the iconic Australian film Sunday Too Far Away. The film's star, Jack Thompson, turns 80 on 31 August 2020.
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Battle of the Sounds

In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.
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We’re open

We're excited to have reopened our doors in Canberra on 1 August with a special event – a booked-out Bluey pyjama party!
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John Darling

The NFSA recently acquired the personal papers and photographs of Australian documentary filmmaker John Darling, generously donated by his wife Sara Darling.
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