From 6WF Wesfarmers to the ABC (1924-1932)

From 6WF Wesfarmers to the ABC (1924-1932)

On Wednesday 18th July, 2012, Perth science-teacher-turned-history-author and founder of the Light and Sound Discovery Centre, Richard Rennie, told the early story of how Perth’s radio station 6WF became the ABC’s first broadcasting outlet in Western Australia.

Richard Rennie at his AMMPT Presentation on Wednesday 18th July, 2012

This talk was given at the monthly meeting of the Australian Museum of Moving Pictures and Television (AMMPT). The same presentation was made at a variety of venues, as part of Richard’s role as an educator, particularly using his skills to inspire young people and young teachers alike.

From 6WF Wesfarmers to the ABC (1924-1932)

The talk coincided with the 80th anniversary of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Wireless Hill Centenary Celebrations. It featured antique receivers from The Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Club, to illustrate the equipment available during the pioneering era of radio in WA.