1. Karen: finding lost and lone graves

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    Karen is a dedicated historian who researches lost and lone graves in the Coffs Harbour region. She does this using coroners reports, police reports, newspaper articles, undertakers and by speaking to relatives. Karen enjoys learning about the person's personality and the way they lived. In doing this she is leaving a legacy for future generations so the history of the region and its people won't be forgotten. The music is by Monk Turner. This video would not have come about without the help of Liz Keen, our region's ABCopen producer.

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    • Series 2 - Episode 37

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      ABC Open invites regional communities to produce and publish photos, stories, videos, and sound through the ABC. In this episode; take a guided tour of the Orara River in Northern New South Wales to learn all about fish habitat, Cooper Dave Kassebaum demonstrates the ancient art of crafting a keg and a groupd of landscape painters gather on the banks of the Macquarie River in Dubbo.

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      • Postcard Invitation by Helen Shield

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        If you've been putting off visiting me, the idea here is to bring that to an end. Let me channel my inner Larry Emdur and convince you to COME ON DOWN! ABC Open publishes and broadcasts stories made by regional Australians The videos here feature local stories made by ABC Open producers and contributors in Southern Tasmania. ABC Open runs free filmmaking workshops all around Australia, so if you’re in Southern Tasmania and you’d like make short films like the ones you see here, get in touch at abcopen.southern.tas@abc.net.au For more about ABC Open all around Australia, visit us at http://abc.net.au/open.

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        • Ms Bayliss

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          Kirsten and Qing Qing made this video profile as part of the kids connect conference in Mackay. The students shot edited and published their film all from their tablet device.

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          • Alister & Georgia - father and daughter

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            • Pieter: Windmills, Lighthouses and Letterboxes.

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              Pieter Gutter is in his 80's. After emigrating from Holland to Australia in the 1950's, he has lived most of his life on the beautiful coast at Shelley Beach, East Ballina, in northern NSW. This movie tells his story about why he has tiled most of his house, and built tiered planter boxes in his garden, along with many windmills, lighthouses and letterboxes. His house attracts sight-seers, it's almost a destination stop for visitors to Ballina now. But now he says he is running out of time to "finish all his nonsense" as he calls it. This video is a tribute to a man with a passion, for colour, for constantly wanting to use his hands creating something, for recycling tiles destined for the rubbish, and for creating something no-one else will ever make. This story is unique. Music: Source at FMA The Freak Fandango Orchestra, Album: "Tales of a Dead Fish". Song: Balkan Beats Circus Marcus, Album: "Moiteur d'une chaude nuit d'ete" Song: Les accouplements repetifs. Thanks to Catherine Marciniak for her expert help at all stages.

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              • Behind the lens: Kylie Davis

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                Kylie Davis is a north QLD filmmaker. You can see her films on ABC Open and JCNN.

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                • Graham Irvine and a new currency

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                  Blog by Jenny Grinlington In the 1970's the Nimbin community decided that being prey to the capitalists was not their "scene". In this video recorded in ABC Open's Age of Aquarius video Graham Irvine explains how they experimented with an alternative system. Creating your own financial system felt perfectly natural for the hippy community. At the Aquarius Festival in 1973 organisers created their own currency for the event. They were called Nimbin Dollars. During the construction phase of the Festival, people would drive trucks to Brisbane to buy fruit and vegetables. The Nimbin dollars earned on-site would then be used to purchase the produce and services they needed. Bucking the established system this way was later developed into the LETS scheme, (Local Energy Trading System), an international movement in the early 1980's. This "LETS" scheme was in use in Nimbin from 1992. In this video Graham Irvine explains how he and the community of Nimbin took this initiative a step further. Hearing Graham's story, I was reminded of my participation in the LETS scheme in Melbourne in the 1990's, and how damn sensible it seemed at the time. However it does require a community of people, like-minded and prepared to work outside the norm. For me, this story also evoked a nostalgia for a past that was less capitalist-focused, more people-oriented, and built on human energy exchange, not wealth accumulation. This video is part of a special series created in the Age of Aquarius video booth where ABC Open North Coast and a crew of volunteers assisted the Nimbin community to record oral histories of the 1973 Aquarius Festival and its legacy. Music: Cool Vibes by Kevin MacLeod. Royalty free. Sourced from SoundCloud. B&W photos of 1973 Aquarius Festival at Nimbin by harryws20, Flickr. With thanks.

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                  • Age of Aquarius: Benny's magical red lycra onsie

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                    Benny Zable brought in the red costume he wore at the 1973 Aquarius Festival for his digital storytelling at ABC Open's "Age of Aquarius" video booth. The lycra dance costume now looks a little faded and tatty around the edges but for Benny it still represented the magical mystical times of the Festival 40 years ago. After the interview, it was laughingly suggested he might try it on, perhaps we could film him in it. This seemed a bit like asking a bride to get into her wedding dress 40 years later. Benny welcomed the challenge. He easily fitted into the stretchy outfit, and he was transformed ... mystically transported to another era, dancing like a Sufi. Just from his hand gestures, the whimsical laughs, and the meditative serenity, we could see that Benny was re-living his past, and that he was, or still is, a skilled professional dancer. The question is, was he transformed by wearing the costume, or did the costume transform him. You can find out more about Benny Zable, the political activist and performer, at http://www.bennyzable.com B&W 1973 photos: harryws20 on Flickr Music: 03. Gandalf - Blossoms Falling Like Snow For more about this video and other Age of Aquarius videobooth stories go to https://open.abc.net.au/posts/tags/aquarius%20festival?page=1

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                    • Western Queensland's Shadows and Silhouettes

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                      August's ABC Open Snapped photography theme was 'Shadows and Silhouettes'. After the first week so many wonderful contributions had flowed through I made a short slide show: https://open.abc.net.au/openregions/qld-western-43qi8pf/posts/-long-shadows-and-lonely-silhouettes-country-50wh3cc Now the project theme has wrapped up and September is here I can share the rest of the month's offerings with you! A big thanks to the photographers in this piece: Jayne Douyere, Aleta Ballment, Henry Cook, Karen Patterson-Kane, Anne-Maree Lloyd, Adriaan Greyling, Stefanie Plum, Mary Killeen, Nicole Restelli, Rebecca Scott Parry, Jessica Weise, Kate Bradshaw, Shane Hume, Mary Hume, Lisa Alexander, Jenny Deane and Jenny Gordon.

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