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2018 at the NFSA

The NFSA collects tens of thousands of items every year. What were some of the highlights for 2018?
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Newscaf: Christmas lights

As part of our Newscaf series, we bring you some notable Christmas light displays, from Toowoomba to Tasmania.
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A Change In the Weather

As part of our Newscaf series, we’re taking a look at how weather reporting has changed on Australian television throughout the decades.
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The Songs of Jack O’Hagan

This week marks 120 years since the birth of Australian singer-songwriter Jack O'Hagan, who wrote over 600 songs including 'Along The Road To Gundagai' and 'Our Don Bradman'.
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World TV Day: Olivia Newton-John

For World Television Day, we're highlighting some recently discovered lost TV performances of Olivia Newton-John from 1965.
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World TV Day: Olivia Newton-John

For World Television Day, we're highlighting some recently discovered lost TV performances of Olivia Newton-John from 1965.
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World Television Day: Olivia Newton-John

For World Television Day, we're highlighting some recently discovered lost TV performances of Olivia Newton-John from 1965.
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Marvellous Melbourne

Take a step back in time and discover the charm of Melbourne more than a century ago.
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Remembrance Day 2018

To mark Remembrance Day 2018, and the centenary of the end of the First World War, the NFSA is screening Peter Jackson's new film, 'They Shall Not Grow Old'.
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NFSA Stories: Outback geologist

Dr Charles Gower was delighted to watch himself in a government documentary, 45 years after it was filmed.
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Who sang Waltzing Matilda?

Investigating the background of the man who first recorded Waltzing Matilda.
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Retro Melbourne Cup TV Ad

This retro Woman's Day TV ad from 1982 uses race-calling to sell issues during Melbourne Cup week.
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Horror Radio

For Halloween, we're sharing three full-length episodes of popular horror and thriller radio serials of the 1940s and 50s.
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Newscaf: Sydney Opera House

Through our Newscaf program, we share footage of some of the famous stars who love the Opera House – including Oprah Winfrey and Jackie Chan.
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Newscaf: Sydney Opera House

Through our Newscaf program, we share footage of some of the famous stars who love the Opera House – including Oprah Winfrey and Jackie Chan.
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Anthony Buckley Home Movies

For World Home Movie Day on 20 October we share early colour home movies of Sydney and San Francisco from award-winning filmmaker and NFSA Ambassador, Anthony Buckley.
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Sydney Opera House Opening

Photographs, news and home movie footage capture the excitement of the opening of the Sydney Opera House, 45 years ago on 20 October 1973.
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Heath Ledger on playing Ned Kelly

Jennifer Coombes looks at costume sketches and continuity polaroids of Heath Ledger’s portrayal of Ned Kelly, as featured in the exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures at the NFSA.
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Annette Kellerman’s amazing life

Overcoming childhood adversity, Australian silent movie star Annette Kellerman took on the world – swimming, acting, performing and writing herself into the history books.
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Newscaf: 2000 Sydney Olympics

As part of our Newscaf series, we revisit the moment 25 years ago when Sydney won the right to host the 2000 Summer Olympic Games.
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