Claire Lupton oral history interview, 2018

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Claire Lupton oral history interview, 2018
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NFSA ID:
1526020
Year:
2018
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Claire Lupton interviewed by Jeannine Baker, 2018.

Several women worked as camera operators in early television, initially as freelance camera ‘stringers’ to cover events that regular news crews could not easily reach.

Claire Lupton, née Harrison, was working in the ABC’s Sydney news department in 1958 when the male camera operators secretly trained her on the film equipment, and then demanded she be given the opportunity to become a ‘cameraman’ by passing a test. In this excerpt from her oral history interview, Claire recalls being set an especially difficult task.

Image: Claire Lupton née Harrison’s ABC camera correspondent certificate. NFSA title: 1526020.