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 11 tape contains:
00:09 – 06:49 – John Church interviewing Nick Greiner about the cost of living in Newcastle as compared with Sydney. Dated:7/6/1988
07:01 – 12:25 – There is more elderly people suffering from Alzheimer ’s disease than ever before. Boronia House is a Specialist facility at Hunter Hospital (James Fletcher Hospital) caring for patients suffering dementia. There is only two faculties in the hunter who take patients in the advance stages of the disease. That is Allandale and Morisset Hospitals. Because Of the distance of these hospitals, few relatives and friends can visit the patient. Dated: 10/6/1988
12:36 – 12:59 – Introduction of two reports one is Alzheimer’s disease and the other is the great Tiger Moth Aeroplane Race. Dated:10/6/1988
13:14 – 16:33 – About George Harrison’s fantasy book. Newcastle won the launch of the book. The Illustrator is discussing the book. Dated:14/6/1988
16:48 – 17:56 – John Church reports on Melanoma in the Hunter. People in the advance stages of Cancer have nowhere to go but Hospital. There is a need for a hospice in Newcastle. For people to go to be in private. Dated: 28/6/1988
18:06 – 18:36 – Hospital Overlay. Dated 28/6/1988
18:46 – 19:15 – Pictures of Different Melanomas. Dated: 28/6/1988
19:25 – 20:05 – Film of a fatal accident in the Hunter. Dated 28/6/1988
20:15 – 20:57 – Drawing plans for the Knight’s Club 28/6/1988
21:08 – 21:18 – Playing Soccer at night. Dated: 28/6/1988
We also thank WIL students and volunteers for their contributions in digitising the NBN Television Archive.