Operation Newsreel: Saving Australia's early filmed news

Title:
Operation Newsreel: Saving Australia's early filmed news
NFSA ID:
50462
Year:
1989
Courtesy:
ABC news
Category:
Access fees

A news story from 1989, when the NFSA launched Operation Newsreel to preserve, restore, catalogue and copy the Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection (1929 to 1975).

Operation Newsreel was a $4 million project funded by government and privately sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox, Greater Union and News Corporation.

In the days before television, cinema newsreels were an important source of news and current affairs and formed an integral part of the cinema program. They cover significant events in Australian social, cultural and political history.