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The Friends have established the Rod Wallace Memorial Lecture series to commemorate the pioneering achievements of Roderick Wallace AM, the ‘godfather’ of the NFSA. Each year a public figure will be invited to deliver a lecture of lasting import which will be recorded and be permanently accessible. While the choice of topic is left to the speaker, the lecture series aims  to reflect aspects of the preservation and dissemination of the audiovisual heritage.  

Read about Rod Wallace            

The 2023 lecture by Jenny Hocking details are here

Read about our inaugural lecturer Kim Williams

The 2022 lecture is titled Why bother? Reflections on the duty of care to Australians’ creativity. It is available to read as simple text  or text with pictures. The event was captured live, and the video record was subsequently edited to include the film and audio clips that were presented to the audience as the talk proceeded. If you would like to download and keep your own copy, you can do so:  Download the lecture video or you can simply Watch the lecture video on YouTube