NBN Television Newsnight, April 26, 1988 (BETACAM 6)

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 6 tape contains:

00:12 – 04:34 – Interview with Craig an AIDS patient about his condition. Treated in Newcastle, lives with his partner. Speaks about the lack of information about the condition and current “AZT treatment”.
04:44 – 07:09 – John Church reports on the Bar Beach Pavilion. The pavilion needs repair as it was built in 1933. About 1988 tenders were called for to repair the pavilion as it was falling down. The only tender was Moylan and Sharpe Newcastle Builders they want wanted demolish the old pavilion and to build a modern pavilion. However, the site is Heritage listed.
07:20 – 07:50 – Intro to News: John Church reports on the future of Tertiary Education in the Hunter Institution of Higher Education and meets Derek Fowles, English actor from “Yes Minister” in a new theatre production with Australian actress Abigail.
07:58 – 12:41 – Aberdeen home to an abattoir since 1892. Locals have been complaining about a bad smell. Scone Shire Health Surveyor – Tom O’Connell blames Ian Glendenning for letting the smell get out of hand.
13:21 – 17:22 – John Church reports on the Family Law Act.
18:36 – 23:33 – John Church reports on special needs students – talks with Kim Curtis who is profoundly deaf and studying at the The Hunter Institute of Higher Education.

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

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