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ABC radio and TV Perth (1960-2005)

Former ABC Radio and TV Studios in Perth, Western Australia (1960-2005) The ABC in Perth managed for many years with substandard accommodation until purpose built facilities were constructed for both radio and for the introduction of public owned television in Western Australia in 1960. The ABC moved to the Supreme Court Gardens in 1937   Rehearsing at Broadcast House in the Supreme Court Gardens   Announcer Godfrey Carter at the 6WN desk in 1939  …

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TVW Opening – October 16th 1959

TVW Opening – October 16th 1959 Compiled by Richard Ashton When it was announced that television would start in Western Australia there was much interest in the community, many people had seen television or had been told of it by friends living in Victoria and New South Wales. Because of the interest in the 1956 Olympics which the course was televised, and largely reported in those states television media, it had sparked the interest. Many…

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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…

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GTV 9 Melbourne Memorabilia, Artwork & Collectables for Sale

Docklands Studio

Part of Australia’s television heritage is up for auction on Thursday 10th February, 2011. Under the hammer will be rare photographs of the original GTV 9 buildings, a large quantity of photo prints of Channel 9 celebrities from television shows including the Footy Show, Hey Hey Its Saturday, Graham Kennedy Show, popular television drama shows and much more, two grand pianos, film review books with the oldest dated 1946 – 1947, the original Studio 9…

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