This is really great stuff. The CC-licensed news clips include:
- the “Tampa affair” (2001);
- the “Waterfront dispute“, a significant event in Australian industrial relations history (1998);
- the release of Lindy Chamberlain from prison (1986);
- the floating of the Australian currency (1983); and
- the introduction of World Series Cricket (1977).
Intriguingly, the CC licensed clips also include a 1974 interview with the late sci-fi writer and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke, in which he predicts what we now know of as the internet.
For more detail, see the Creative Commons Australia blog post.