Film night to unearth golden moments and local gems

Treasured ‘footage from the vault’ and some premiering local gems will be screened in Murwillumbah next week, as a final event for Tweed Regional Museum’s Tweed on Film exhibition.

The Old and Gold film night at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah on Thursday 16 November is being presented in partnership with ABC North Coast.

It will feature the ABC’s recording of Tumbulgum and the Countdown to Midnight at the First Supper Between Now and Forever, performed at Tumbulgum Hall in late 2016 as part of the If These Hall Could Talk project.


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The film night also includes a selection of ‘home grown’ content produced as part of the ABC’s Postcards from the Tweed workshop, held in conjunction with the Museum’s Tweed on Film exhibition.

Old and Gold will also feature a number of past gems from the ABC and the National Film and Sound Archives including:

  • Youthful Stud Master – a film from 1969 about 14-year-old Alistair Ault’s early interest in his own stud herd on the family dairy property Malabar at Uki;
  • A 1969 ABC Four Corners program profiling Fingal;
  • The first dragon boat race at Tweed Heads in 1986.

“Tweed on Film has been a fantastic celebration of film in its various forms,” Tweed Regional Museum Director Judy Kean said.

“The Old and Gold program is a great note to finish on. In many ways it’s a snapshot of the evolution from newsreel and TV documentary through to the present, where the ability to put together short films that capture our stories is really within everyone’s grasp.

“Short films being made now, like the stories from our Postcards from the Tweed workshop, will be the future historical documents of our community.”

Old and Gold screens at Tweed Regional Museum Murwillumbah from 5.30pm this Thursday. Admission is free but bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Museum at trm@tweed.nsw.gov.au or by phoning (02) 6670 2493.

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