The National Film and Sound Archive and Australian Film Commission: the end of the affair
This article is the third in a trilogy on the turbulent fortunes of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) over the last decade. The first, 'A case of mistaken identity' (Archives & manuscripts, vol. 30, no. 1, May 2002, pp. 30-46) analysed the 1999 rebranding of the NFS A as 'ScreenSound Australia' and its consequences. The second, 'What's a nice archive like you doing in a place like this', (Archives & Manuscripts, vol. 32, no. 2, November 2004, pp. 178-190) covered the subsequent forced takeover of the NFSA in 2003 by the much smaller and dissimilar Australian Film Commission (AFC), and its immediate aftermath. This article covers the final phase of the story up to the attainment of independent statutory authority status for the NFSA in 2008.