NBN Television Newsnight, April 13, 1988 (BETACAM 5)

This Newsnight tape is part of the NBN Television archive and was digitised by our first UON Communication student Tom Sinclair who undertook a WIL (work integrated learning) practicum in the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab in September 2017. Many thanks to Phillip Lloyd and Barry Nancarrow (former NBN Television staff) who are digitising various forms of material from 1988, including BVU tapes, Index cards and listing items as they are appeared in the ‘Newsnight’ series footage. In total 28 taped stories from “Newsnight” current affairs and cued sheets were digitised and scanned.

Newsnight BETACAM 5 tape contains:
00:09 – 04:27 – John Church reports on Larry Pickering and his Race Horse Property about west of Peats Ridge on Mangrove Mountain.
04:43 – 07:00 – Report from John Church about Long Wall Mining in the Lake Macquarie area. The report shows how mining is done and the damage caused through Long Wall Mining in Lake Macquarie.
07:13 – 08:59 – The Premier Nick Grainier makes an announcement on the Sydney Monorail. Bob Carr speaks . An interview with John Church about the Swansea Bridge. Concludes with an interview with Transport Minister Bruce Baird saying Government more than likely will not listen to Swansea Residents.
09:11 – 09:49 – A report on the Car Industry about Price Rises.
10:01 – 10:42 – The rainfall ruins the vegetable crops in the Hunter, which has an impact on the prices due to shortages of crops. Because of the rain the mosquitos are in abundance
10:54 – 11:15 – Report about a Hijack of a plane. Moreover, negotiations that are taking place to try to the hostages released.
11:27 – 11:40 – Larry Pickering.
11:55 – 12:20 – Long Wall Overlay.
12:32 – 13:54 – Reporting on the meeting at Lake Macquarie Council Chambers on Long Wall Mining tonight’s meeting was BHP putting forward its reasons for Long Wall Mining

We also thank WIL students and volunteers for their contributions in digitising the NBN Television Archive.

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