NBN Television Newsnight, 1988 (BETACAM 28)

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 28 tape contains:
00:09 – 02:30 – Reporter John Church. Newton St, Broadmeadow businesses have, been hit by a wave of vandalism causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Insurance may cover the bills, but days of trading are lost & can add up in money.
02:40 – 03:06 – Hawkesbury River. “Surprise II” Old converted steamboat that carried produce & livestock along the Hawkesbury and voice of Wal Jones who helped build the boat.
03:18 – 04:48 – The Beatles Fame.
05:01 – 05:16 – ’Smoke gets in your eyes’. Shots of People smoking
05:29 – 06:15 – Banning smoking in public places.
06:26 – 06:46 – “Surprise” converted steamboat
06:57 – 07:56 – Reporter John Church. Sir Ronald Wilson, Former Justice of High Court Australia. Now President of the Assembly of the Uniting Church Australia. Apart from church issues, he spoke of caring for our environment & that this needs to be a priority for the church. We are stewards of the environment and need to care for it and it means proper use of resources, rainforests and solving pollution issues.
08:09 – 09:10 – Reporter Brad Schmidt. Pilot Strike. Sydney Airport, delays and back log of flights. Flights cancelled. They are operating at three flights arriving an hour instead of 10 an hour and by 11am both domestic arrivals and departures were running four hrs behind schedule. People were getting impatient, International arrivals were going to schedule, delays in departures meant some passengers were offloaded onto the tarmac.
09:11 – 09:34 – Greyhound/Dog Training.
09:45 – 09:59 – Coal Yards
10:09 – 10:20 – Greyhound Dog Training
10:38 – 11:24 – Continuous miner a mine-cutting machine. Takes about 1 minute to load a 10-ton cart. Mining Techniques
11:32 – 12:18 – Fly over of Coal Fields
12:26 – 16:28 – Female Reporter. Australian Entertainer Bobby Limb sometimes shared the stage with wife Dawn Lake. He has 10 Logie Awards. At 64 he is performing in revived “Bobby Limb Sound of Music” in Newcastle, he is taking it on the road with most of the original crew. He also has 53 Telethon appearances. He operates the Reptile Park at Gosford and the Forest of Tranquillity at Ourimbah with partners. Bobby and Dawn are moving to the Central Coast to live.

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


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