First Nations Media History Archive

This Archive documents the history and activities of of the First Nations media sector since its inception in the 1970s-80s. It contains contributions from First Nations Media Australia and previous peak bodies as well as collections from organisations and people involved in the sector and shared with their permission (all rights remain with contributors).

If you have images you would like to contribute to this History collection, please contact Daniel Featherstone at [email protected]

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the media presented here may contain the names, images and voices of people who have passed away. Please advise of you would prefer any items removed from public viewing.

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Recent DH Items
Patrick Malone speaking at AICA AGM Townsville 2006
Community
First Nations Media History Archive
Category
Community events, Media history
Summary
Photos from AICA Annual General Meeting meeting held in Townsville, 17th November 2006
Tinkerbee Dancers male group at opening night of CONVERGE Mparntwe 2017
Community
First Nations Media History Archive
Category
Community events, Media history
Summary
Group photo and highlights from CONVERGE First Nations Media National Summit Mparntwe May 2017, held at Doubletree Hotel, plus links to full collection of photos on FNMA Flickr site and event details on FNMA website.
East Journey perform with Witiyana Marika and Rirratjingu dancers at RIMF 2016 closing concert
Community
First Nations Media History Archive
Category
Community events, Media history
Summary
Photos from the spectacular closing night concert of the 18th National Remote Indigenous Media Festival featuring Yothu Yindi, held on the Dadayngu (Roy Marika) stage in Yirrkala and featuring a premier line up of performers from East Arnhem Land.
Indigenous Focus Day Mparntwe 2019 - Delegates group shot
Community
First Nations Media History Archive
Category
Community events
Summary
The 2019 IFD was held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Mparntwe Alice Springs on 27 June. 90 delegates attended, with 14 presentations, 4 workshops and a Showcase. Hosted by FNMA, the IFD was support by Telstra, ACCAN and B4BA (disbanded in 2019).
Group shot of delegates at Indigenous Focus Day 2018
Community
First Nations Media History Archive
Category
Community events, Media history
Summary
Photo selection from Broadband for the Bush Indigenous Focus Day, held at ACIKE Building, Charles Darwin University, Darwin on June 6th 2018. See FNMA Flickr site for full collection of photos from the IFD and Broadband for the Bush forum.