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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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Wirth’s Circus home movies

Film curator Tara Marynowsky looks at a preserved collection of 16mm home movies of Wirth's Circus and the family that ran it.
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A Portrait of Pearl

Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
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NFSA stories: Ballet Russes

We recently helped Tatiana Leskova, a 95-year-old ballerina, view a Ballet Russes performance from almost 80 years ago.
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Ron Grainer and Doctor Who

Listen to a 1966 interview with Australian composer Ron Grainer, who wrote the memorable theme music for Doctor Who.
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Newscaf: Police Under Attack

As part of our Newscaf series, we look back at a chilling crime that devastated Victorian police 30 years ago.
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Hail, Caesar! Canine Hollywood Hero

Meet the Australian star who worked opposite Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and the Marx Brothers in 1930s Hollywood – Caesar, the Alsatian dog from Belka, WA.
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SBS Vinyl Collection

The NFSA is now the custodian of more than 20,000 vinyl long play records from the SBS 3EA Melbourne and SBS Sydney 2EA radio collections.
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The McDonagh Sisters

A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screened at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2018.
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The McDonagh Sisters

A portrait of the pioneering filmmakers, The McDonagh Sisters - Isabel, Paulette and Phyllis. NFSA Restores: The Cheaters screens at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
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Heath Ledger exhibition

Audiences are about to discover the man behind the camera in the NFSA’s new exhibition Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures.
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Heath Ledger: A Portrait

Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
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Jane Campion: a portrait

Jane Campion's bold and unconventional work has been acclaimed around the world. 
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Model 'Newsfront’ Holden Panel Van

We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
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Newscaf: World Youth Day 2008

A look back at the 2008 visit to Australia by Pope Benedict XVI through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.
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Web series at the NFSA

Film curator Heather Gill looks at the growing popularity of web series in Australia and highlights some recent additions to the NFSA collection.
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NFSA Stories: My Bollywood Aunt

Mubina Patanwala grew up knowing her aunt Asha was famous, but never expected to find her in the NFSA collection.
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Happy 60th Birthday Logies

The NFSA is sharing some memorable Logies moments to celebrate the 60th year of Australian television's night of nights.
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Newscaf: freak snow

With winter underway, we look at freak snow – snowfalls at unexpected times and places – through footage from the NFSA News and Current Affairs Program.
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Snow skiing in Australia

With winter here, take a look at newsreels, home movies, news reports and short documentaries from the NFSA collection about skiing in Australia.
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