The restoration of The Story of the Kelly Gang (Charles Tait, Australia, 1906) includes recently discovered footage that brings the extant film to almost 20 minutes. State-of-the-art preservation technology allows the surviving footage to be returned to a condition as close as possible to that of the original.
The restored film premieres at a Parliamentary screening on 29 November, followed by an outdoor screening at the NFSA the following night. Electronic musician Endorphin performs his NFSA-commissioned musical score live. The NFSA releases Kelly Gang on DVD with curated commentary, optional soundtracks and a study guide.
In June 2007, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) is entered into UNESCO’s Memory of the World register, which identifies cultural heritage of international significance.
NFSA website: The Story of the Kelly Gang
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