Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

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The earliest extant sound film. William K.L. Dickson stands in the background next to a huge sound pickup horn connected to a Thomas Edison phonograph recorder. As he plays a violin, two men dance in the foreground. This film was made to demonstrate a new […]

Floating Of The Australian Dollar (ABC, 1983)

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Prior to 1983 the Australian Dollar maintained a fixed exchange rate. The labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floated the Australian dollar on the open market. ABC news covered the first day of trading. ABC News: ‘Float Wrap’ and […]