Operation Newsreel is a $4 million project to preserve and document 4,000 newsreels in the Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection (1929 to 1975). The project is government funded 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.
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