Seven o'clock news

Unknown, 1949

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Shows an ABC radio announcer preparing the script of the 7 o’clock news for transmission over the ABC network. A recruiting film illustrating many aspects of the work of the the PMG Department, including the provision of communications systems for radi broadcasting and the training of Post Office personnel as telegraphists, postal clerks and technicians.


production company

Australian National Film Board



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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Australian Broadcasting Commission

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Broadcast journalism

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio broadcasting

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio broadcasting - Australia

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio programs - Australia - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Career education

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Vocational guidance

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Australia. Postmaster-General's Dept.

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communications - History


Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Career education

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Occupational training

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Vocational guidance

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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