NBN Television Newsnight, 1988 (BETACAM 19)

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 19 tape contains:

00:09 – 06:27 – A report on Caravan Parks, the rights of the residents who live in them, and how at the moment it is all for the Park Managers or Park Owners. The residents are fighting for their rights. Dated: 13/9/1988
06:39 – 07:22 – Bar Beach Pavilion. Dated 13/9/1988
07:23 – 08:07 – Council decided to display it’s collection of Military Vehicles. Dated: 13/9/1988
08:17 – 09:30 – Report on the Cameron Park Race Day and the running of the race. The race was won by Windsor’s Pal. Dated: 3/9/1988
09:41 – 15:11 – A report on Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean How they meet and their career to date. Show them skating together. Dated: 3/10/1988
15:22 – 16:01 – Shows Torvill and Dean skating together. Dated: 3/10/1988
16:12 – 23:26 – A report on building 12 Frigates for the Australian and New Zealand Navy’s has drawn intense competition. From around eight starters, the field has narrow to two, The Victorian AMEC Consortium and The NSW Australian Warship System.

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


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