Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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Type of Media


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Content Summary

  • Film and different formats of tape of programs since the company began in 1962: news and other regional productions, such as variety shows and documentaries
  • Material from the 1970s and 1980s is patchy, but material from 1962 to 1967 and since the 1990s is more complete, 1962-present


Lack of equipment for film and older formats of tape limits access to some material. The network’s bureaux store their own footage at their offices (Central Coast, Tamworth, Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Gold Coast).

The Newcastle Region Library ( holds extensive NBN material, including film and some video, as well as company documents. There is also substantial NBN material at the National Film and Sound Archive.

NBN is affiliated with the Nine Network, which provides most programming other than local news.


NBN, television, regional NSW, news, documentaries, variety, 9 Network

Contact Name

Tape Archive, NBN Limited


11-17 Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, NSW 2300. Postal address: PO Box 750, Newcastle, NSW 2300

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (2) 4929 2933, Fax +61 (2) 4926 2936


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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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