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Hi Maria

Have you tried approaching the NFSA and the Australian National Archives for
support and advice?  I would think getting support in Australia first would
be extremely useful.

Cheers
Marie

Marie O'Connell
Analogue Tape Specialist
Sound Archives/Nga Taonga Korero
New Zealand

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Maria Fletcher <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Dear listers,
>
> Apologies if I have double posted this message.
>
> I am currently hoping to establish a consortium of like minded people and
> professionals
> who can help preserve over 100,000 hours of musical recordings of
> indigenous
> australian aboriginal music and oral song.  Without Federal funding, the
> recordings, currently on magentic tape, will deteriorate, taking with them
> the only known extant record of ancient traditions and heritage.
>
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/10/27/2725131.htm
>
> Anyone who feels able to contribute either in the way of lobbying,
> petitioning, or through volunteering their expertise, please indicate your
> interest by replying to to this message.  I am then hoping to establish an
> online campaign to further the cause of preserving this essential cultural
> archive.
>
> kind regards
> Maria Fletcher
>