Issue Details: First known date: 1963... 1963 Christina Hunt, Archive Collection
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media


Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Documentation and shot lists for videotape collection of about 400 news and current affairs items prepared for and held by ABC Rockhampton (including 290 news tape items, 36 camera tapes, 35 "Insight" tape items containing 109 current affairs stories and 6 "Farmline" stories, and several year-ender and goof tapes), 1975-1985
  • Original program graphics cards, 1980s
  • Black and white and colour photographs from the collections of former early ABC TV Rockhampton staffers, 1964-1985
  • Interviews with former ABC TV Rockhampton staffers on audio tape. Not broadcast quality, but sufficient for research purposes, 2006


Christina Hunt is the researcher for the ABC Television Rockhampton Project. With co-operation from the ABC and Central Queensland University, the Project has been unearthing the history and community connection of ABC Television in the Rockhampton region, and documenting the stories and recollections of those who worked there from its inception in December 1963.

The footage found by the project is being transferred from the original large Umatic Tapes to BetaVideoUmatic (BVU), a smaller format still used by the ABC. Information about the footage, photographs, and graphics found will be placed in an ABC database (no online access at this point). Hunt is the first contact person for the collection. Besides documentation and content information, she can also provide identification of archival tape items. The transferred archival items are stored at the ABC Rockhampton Quay Street building. Requests to access to view the BVU tapes must be approved by the ABC and follow ABC archival procedure.

Hunt is also conducting doctoral research into the working lives of four early ABC documentary filmmakers.


Christina Hunt, ABC, Rockhampton, news, current affairs, documentary, interviews

Contact Name

Ms Christina Hunt


Faculty of Arts Business Informatics and Education, CQUniversity, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, QLD 4701

Phone and Fax

Mobile +61 (0) 421 667 440


Website Link 1

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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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