New documentary arose from a conversation amongst some antipodean scholars at Visible Evidence XIX in 2012 (Canberra) about the need to be able to keep in touch and discuss matters relating to new online documentary. It was observed that we might meet at an international conference but rarely saw each other at other times. Hence an email list, with some protocols for those new to these sorts of fandangled things. Jeni Thornley made an impassioned argument for "a networked ‘digital humanities’ online space for documentary where we can co-curate a corpus of texts that brings documentary scholarship together (old and new) in an interdisciplinary frame". So, the email list and bibliography (which also has some protocols). The original instigators were Kate Nash, Craig Hight, Adrian Miles, Jeni Thornley, Seth Keen, and Bettina Frankham. Questions?