NBN Television Newsnight, 1988 (BETACAM 22)

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 22 tape contains:

00:09 – 09:58 – A report on Cattle Droving and how it is becoming a dying art. Dated: 18/10/1988
10:10 – 13:00 – John Church is reporting on the large number of families in the Hunter who are living on welfare and trying to make ends meet. Dated: 18/10/1988
13:10 – 13:50 – A film about Plane Crash (No Sound) Dated: 18/10/1988
13:59 – 14:21 – Bishop giving the blessings. (No Sound) Dated: 18/10/1988
14:31 – 18:22 – A report by John Church about keeping Rats as pets. Dated: 18/10/1988
18:33 – 22:08 – Film clip Jimmy Buffet singing Homemade Music. Dated: 18/10/1988
22:20 – 23:14 – Film report about two different traffic accident in the Hunter. Dated: 18/10/1988

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


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