ABC International digital series showcases historic Pacific footage

ABC International Services is launching a new series of digital stories under its ABC Pacific Collection showcasing the national public broadcaster’s diverse historic video content from the Pacific.

Starting Friday 28 January a new story will be released every month as part of the ABC’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

Content will be available on the ABC Radio Australia website, ABC International Development YouTube channelABC Radio Australia Facebook and PACMAS Facebook.

The series will also form a part of the broader Pacific Collection, a selection of photographic, audio and video content from the ABC archives that celebrates the Pacific’s rich and diverse cultures and connects Islanders with their own history.

More than a hundred items curated for the ABC Pacific Collection have been published online to date.

ABC International Development Lead, Jo Elsom, says, “As a trusted partner of the Pacific media community the ABC has been telling and sharing stories with audiences in our region for many decades, building a significant historical record in the process.

“We’re delighted to bring this content out from the archives and make it more accessible, and each month showcase the strong connections and rich history that we share.”

 The Pacific Collection is the ABC’s contribution to the Digital Pasifik platform, an initiative supported by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS).

This media development program is managed by ABC’s International Development section working in partnership with Pacific media and funded by Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


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