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TV 1959-2017

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TV 1959-2017

1959 – 2017 WA Television Timeline In many ways there has been a merging of the technologies as computers, the internet and digital technology reshapes the landscape. Younger generations no longer have a connection to the printed word that their parents experience. Emailing replaced letter writing, then social networking, online chat, forums, blogs, twitter and SMS messaging revolutionised communications. We now find that the Global internet giants are crushing Australian media. Newspapers, Television and to a lessor degree Radio are...

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The end of Channel Seven

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The end of Channel Seven

  Thanks to WA TV History for the following information                                 WA TV History has provided a nostalgic look back on the commercial television stations that set up home on the Hill. But sadly, one by one they will be moving elsewhere, starting with Seven who began the trend of building TV studios on this high part of Perth. A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth...

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Channel Nine’s New Home

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Monday 19th September, 2016, is the first day of Channel Nine Perth’s operation from its new home at the top of St George’s Terrace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAiu0FqaZvE Preview YouTube video Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New Studios Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New...

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The End of TVW Seven

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The End of TVW Seven

Thank you to Ken McKay, Andrew Bainbridge and the team at TV History for providing AMMPT with the following photos of the demolition of TVW Seven. AMMPT was able to to save some items for the Museum.                                                                                                  ...

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Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Posted by on 3-03-15 in History of Film, History of TV | 0 comments

Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Engineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s http://watvhistory.com/2015/03/life-and-work-on-the-other-side-of-your-tv-screen/ The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of cinema or television describe some facet of their respective industries. This month AMMPT was graced with the presence of John Quicke, a former Chief Engineer at TVW Channel 7, who oversaw many...

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ABC radio and TV Perth (1960-2005)

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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   The ABC started in Perth with radio station 6WF, when it was nationalised by the Commonwealth...

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TVW Opening – October 16th 1959

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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 eastern states people had bought television sets and it was reported they were becoming avid TV...

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

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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 presentation was made at a variety of venues, as part...

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GTV 9 Melbourne Memorabilia, Artwork & Collectables for Sale

Posted by on 2-02-11 in History of TV | 0 comments

GTV 9 Melbourne Memorabilia, Artwork & Collectables for Sale

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 audience entrance doors, the original Studio 9 audience seating, Graham...

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