NFSA staff moving Malcolm’s getaway car from storage.

Our biggest collection item

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of beloved Australian comedy Malcolm (1986), we brought our largest collection item out of storage: the getaway car that splits in half.

YouTube: Malcolm’s car at the NFSA



NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein; AIATSIS CEO Russell Taylor AM; AIATSIS HR Manager June Barlow; NFSA Deputy Chair Wayne Denning and AIATSIS Chairperson Mick Dodson AM.

New Indigenous Fellowship

The NFSA, in partnership with the Indigenous Remote Media Association and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), offers an Indigenous Remote Archival Fellowship for remote media and archive workers who deal with cultural audiovisual collections.

Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Media (PY Media) is selected as the 2016 recipient.



Pete Smith and Lorrae Desmond at the NFSA, 2016.

60 years of television

2016 is TV’s diamond year and to celebrate we host a special evening at the NFSA with Gold Logie award-winning actress Lorrae Desmond and Sale of the Century announcer Pete Smith.

The duo share their memories of life ‘on the box’, and look back on Australia’s television journey across the years.