• Annette Kellerman. NFSA title: 584811

Annette Kellerman: Australia’s Fearless Mermaid

The list of Annette Kellerman’s achievements is extraordinary: champion swimmer and diver, vaudeville performer, international silent film star, stunt performer and entrepreneur.

We pay homage to the fearless Australian with an online exhibition and curated collection featuring glimpses of her surviving film roles, rare footage of her performing underwater ballet, plus photographs, newsreels, an oral history interview, and more.

Annette Kellerman: Fearless Mermaid online exhibition
Annette Kellerman: curated collection
Annette Kellerman’s Amazing Life