Anzac Sights & Sounds

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Written by: Chris Pugsley

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  • Is this all the AV material that remains of WWI?

    No, this website is a showcase of some of the gems in the vast collections of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Visit our websites for more information about their holdings.

  • How do I find what titles you have in your collection?

    Use our online catalogues as your first step in finding titles. Following this you can email us, our research teams may be able to help and advise further.

    Search the Nga Taonga Sound & Vision collections

    Search the NFSA collections 

  • I would like access to Māori moving images

    Many titles in our collection are identified as having significant Māori content, whether in full, or in part. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s kaupapa incorporates the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi into its policies and practices. As a storehouse of taonga, the Archive recognises the Treaty as having specific implications for partnership, participation and protection. We therefore acknowledge and uphold the cultural rights that kaitiaki, (whether iwi, hapu and/or whanau) have to material in the Taonga Māori collection. When access to this collection is requested, the necessary permissions are sought from kaitiaki. 

  • I would like to access content related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    The NFSA's Indigenous collection holds moving image and sound recordings depicting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures over the past 110 years, a priceless link to the past. 

    Visit the NFSA website to explore this collection, and get in touch with the Indigenous Connections team for information about permissions, protocols and restrictions.

  • Aren't these materials out of copyright?

    Not necessarily, and each item has to be considered on a case-by-case basis. In addition to copyright, the archives must also uphold agreements with depositors, donors, iwi and Indigenous communities. Clearances must be sought from these parties by the archives before material can be re-used in any way. Contact us for more information

  • Can I stream/borrow material from this website?

    If you see a title on this website that you would like to re-use, it is not permissible to download it and upload to your own website. This potentially breaches copyright laws as well as jeopardising contractual agreements that we have with depositors and rights holders. For this reason we do not upload material to our website at a resolution suitable for re-use. Please email us if you wish to re-use material and we can advise on footage supply.

  • I would like to re-use some of this material in my documentary, broadcast, programme. How do I go about that?

    As kaitiaki, the archives have a responsibility to ensure that re-use of images is consistent with contractual undertakings made with depositors, and that cultural and ethical standards are upheld.

    To discuss re-use of film and video from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision please email us

    To discuss re-use of sound materials from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision please email us

    Information about using the NFSA collection can be found here

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