Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Australia

Welcome to the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc.


The National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra

Welcome to the website of The Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc (FNFSA). The Friends is a group of volunteer advocates working to further the aims of the Archive and to encourage links between the Archive, the film and sound communities and the general community.

To learn more about the history of the FNFSA download Ray Edmonson's PhD thesis here.


Could member Stephen Anderson please contact us.

A copy of Tony Buckley’s Address to Friends of the Archive AGM December 9, 2013 can be downloaded here.

The NFSA Draft Strategic Plan 2014/5-2016/17 has been released. The full version and an Executive Summary at

Latest Newsletter is here Download Newsletter 31 for March 2015


Friday 17 July 5:30pm Recording onto Wax Cylinders and Lacquer Discs - the way it used to be.

Join NFSA Sound Archivist Graham McDonald as he demonstrates the fascinating and historic techniques of recording onto wax cylinders and lacquer discs. See how it was done a century ago with cylinders, and in the 1940s with lacquer discs, as Graham actually records live some very interesting local musicians.

NFSA South Gallery.