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Letters from former TVW staff – Hilary Everard

Posted by ken On July - 7 - 2009

Between 1970 and 1973 Hilary Everard was the Secretray to David Farr Station Manager, 6IX, Acting Secretary to Brian Treasure and Assistant Secretary to Jim Cruthers.

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Hilary Everard in TVW uniform

Hilary said that she has many fond memories of the station and working for TVW and 6IX executives shaped her for future employment.

Here is Hilary’s account of those happy days…

My very first encounter with 7 was singing on a show called In Perth Tonight hosted by Garry Meadows. Not ever imagining that I would one day work there.

I took over from the retiring Secretary at Radio 6IX in 1970 which was located in Mounts Bay Road . TVW bought Radio 6IX. and staff who wanted to come across did. I was one of the lucky ones :)

I was then absorbed into TVW and worked with Mignon McCurry who was Jim Cruthers Personal Secretary, Frank Moss and Alf Binks. During this time I was asked to relieve Gwen Andrews, Brian Treasure’s Secretary. I must say I was very nervous when asked. I am glad to say that Brian (RIP) was a marvellous Manager and told me not to be scared, I can still picture him telling me that with a smile on his face.

I was later promoted as Personal Secretary to David Farr Radio 6IX’s Manager. I also assisted the Sales Manager and his team and met the great Barry Cable. He was such a gentleman.

During this time, I took part in Telethons and as you can see an Hawaiin girl in one of the Miss West Coasts with Garry Meadows (RIP). I am also featured after leaving TVW7 singing on a couple of the Telethons in the mid 80s.

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Hilary is to the left of Premier John Tonkin, Garry Meadows and the Miss West Coast winner and place getters.

My fun times also was when some of us girls took up some after hours work ushering at those wrestling matches at Perry Lakes; weekend work in the Newsroom. We would be out there on those hot balmy nights, I must say wrestling was not my cup of tea.

My best training and working years were at 7 and I am so proud to have been part of this great heritage.

I hope my contribution adds to the many happy memories at Seven.

Thank you Hilary, your account of events is most appreciated and we would like to receive more stories about staff experiences, during the golden era of TVW Channel Seven.

One Response to “Letters from former TVW staff – Hilary Everard”

  1. Jennifer Whitmarsh says:

    Interesting account, considering that I worked for David Farr, 6IX Radio Manager, as his secretary/Assistant from November 1972 to November 1973. I was then Jennifer Roso!

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