The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is the nation’s living archive, collecting, preserving and sharing its rich audiovisual heritage. Its website provides information on the collection, its preservation, current and forthcoming exhibitions and events, the NFSA Library, and research opportunities (including fellowships and internships). The site also publishes occasional articles on some of its holdings. These comprise historical overviews of the original works, insights in the preservation and restoration of holdings and other pertinent aspects relating to the NFSA's activities.
Published in October 2006 to commemorate the centennial restoration of The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), this article looks at some historical aspects relating to this landmark Australian film and describes its restoration.
National Film and Sound Archive historian Graham Shirley recalls the restoration of For the Term of His Natural Life.
A transcript of Graham Shirley’s speech about the National Film and Sound Archive's role in finding, restoring and preserving the classic Australian film. The speech was given at the launch of The Sentimental Bloke DVD, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 12 May 2009.