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Cinema City

Posted by ken On March - 14 - 2009

Sir James Cruthers Sir James Cruthers was responsible for the Cinema City movie theatre complex being built by TVW Enterprises, but sadly after TVW changed hands, the theatres were sold to Hoyts. The architect was Bob Day, who also designed the TVW studios building. At the time, it was the largest multi-cinema complex in WA, […]

Coralie Condon

Posted by ken On March - 13 - 2009

THE FIRST LADY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION Jean Hunsley, Coralie Condon, Penny Hoes and Carolyn Noble Coralie Condon was interested in theatre from an early age. Even while she was a ledger machinist with the Public Works Dept, she was producing shows at the Playhouse Theatre, Perth in her spare time. She went to Sydney […]

Keith Mackenzie

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009

TVW7 and BBC TV AWARD WINNING Producer & Director Keith Mackenzie Directing the 40 Camera Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone in a BBC TV OB Unit Keith joined TVW7 in December 1966 and became a Director in early 1967. Before coming to Perth he was with ATV Network in London where he worked […]

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Brian Williams Collection

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009

TVW Producer Director Brian Williams provided the following photographs.

Gordon McColl Collection

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009

Gordon McColl was very active taking photographs of shows, personalities and crew members during the early days of our television history.

Gordon McColl

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009

Gordon McColl – TVW Cameraman and Director 1959 – 1975 Gordon McColl was very active taking photographs of shows, personalities and crew members during the early days of our television history. He was well placed, being one of the two studio cameramen on the opening night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 (the other cameraman […]

Brian Williams

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009

BRIAN WILLIAMS TVW PRODUCER DIRECTOR 1959 – 1967 and 1978 – 1979 Brian Williams came to Australia in 1951 and joined the ABC in Melbourne. He trained in television at Melbourne Technical College and the ABC TV Training School in Sydney. Brian rose rapidly from studio supervisor to producer and director and as the youngest […]

TVW Opening

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009

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 […]

Ken McKay Collection

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009

The first decade at TVW7 was a pioneering period for television in Western Australia.

Kevin Campbell AM

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009

FORMER TVW CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR TVW was a case where talented individuals could rise through the ranks to fill the highest roles. Most executives at some point or other gained experience close to the work face. None more so that Kevin Campbell, who started as a technician and later became the Chairman and Managing […]


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