Alternative primary sources for studying Australian television history : an annotated list of online private collections

McKee, Alan (2011) Alternative primary sources for studying Australian television history : an annotated list of online private collections. Screening the Past Group, 32, pp. 1-14.

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It is possible to write many different histories of Australian television, and these different histories draw on different primary sources. The ABC of Drama, for example, draws on the ABC Document Archives (Jacka 1991). Most of the information for Images and Industry: television drama production in Australia is taken from original interviews with television production staff (Moran 1985). Ending the Affair, as well as archival work, draws on ‘over ten years of watching … Australian television current affairs’ (Turner 2005, xiii). Moran’s Guide to Australian TV Series draws exhaustively on extant archives: the ABC Document Archives, material sourced through the ABC Drama department, the Australian Film Commission, the library of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and the Australian Film Institute (Moran 1993, xi)...

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ID Code: 50195
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Funders: ARC
Keywords: Australian television, formal archives
ISSN: 1328-9756
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Screening the Past
Deposited On: 11 May 2012 01:50
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 03:41

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