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ABC Library Sales. consists of two distinct business units that license and sell, both ABC owned and Represented content. The two units are Footage Audio Stills licensing and Programs for educational, organisational or personal use.
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The ABC is over 83 years old, yet its eclectic and extensive Stills Collection pre-dates its inception by a decade with images of 1920s radio stations 2FC and 2BL.
At 83 years young, “Aunty” is best known for radio and television but arguably, the jewel in her crown is the Still Image Collection. Locked away in the vaults and given the white glove treatment the collection has been preserved and is available on request. The collection begins in the 1920’s featuring images of radio stations 2FC and 2BL, through to nostalgic sepia prints of actors performing in radio plays. Through its involvement with TV Times magazine in the 1960s and 70s, the ABC holds publicity shots from some of the great early TV productions – Bonanza, Gunsmoke, I Love Lucy, Number 96 and Young Talent Time as well as all your ABC favourites! The Collection’s unique feature is a detailed insider’s view on the magic moments in the history of radio and television while focusing on the ABC in particular. If you’re after a slice of radio and television history, the ABC Stills Collection is an extensive and invaluable photographic record.
We also license ABC owned digitised images from today and yesterday’s news.
For Licence fees, go to Stills Rate Card.
Search our databases to find a specific piece of footage for your next production.
TARA Online does not include records for drama, comedy, children's or education productions, nor station promotions. Records for pre-1984 filmed productions, some camera tapes, and some programs held in the ABC Program Library are also not detailed in TARA Online. Many Australian-sourced news and current affairs records, from the last seven years, are not available online, however this material may be accessible through our researchers.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for our expert research staff can perform a comprehensive search of all online and inhouse databases, so please contact us for further assistance. Fees for research apply
Once you’ve searched and made a selection, contact the Footage/Audio/Stils licensing team to confirm availability, preview and to purchase your item in a range of formats.
Study Guides are available for many programs in the catalogue. They are produced by a variety of providers such as ATOM. Many can be downloaded from our site
The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 is Australia’s most important period of national commemoration, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. Honouring service and sacrifice, the ABC's special broadcast of the Anzac Day marches in each Australian capital city, and memorial services including the Gallipoli Dawn Service are available to purchase.
Not available from ABC Shop Online or ABC Centres, this year the DVDs can be conveniently purchased from our Anzac Day online shop. Delivery of the commemorative DVDs will be available approximately 40 working days after broadcast.