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The History of Australian Television

Posted by ken On July - 26 - 2009

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3 Responses to “The History of Australian Television”

  1. pixi burke (nee hale) says:

    hi, looking to get an address for the exhibition at freo museum, i was a performer back 45 years ago

    thanks and cheers,

  2. ken says:

    Theatre patrons and television viewers may remember Pixi Hale from Frank Baden Powell’s Hole-in-the-Wall days. Pixi married the poet Andrew Burke, and both assisted at this popular theatre in the round and jazz club. Andrew was also in advertising, and Pixi was performing far and wide. The very attractive and multi-talented Pixi was a singer, dancer and actress, and a member of the WA Ballet Co. She sang with Rolf Harris in 1959, as a youngster on TVW, was part of the early Shirley Halliday dancers, later featuring on Channel 9’s children’s show with Peter Harries, and performing at Coralie Condon and Frank Baden Powell’s Old Time Music Hall and Dirty Dick’s Elizabethan Restaurant, when not involved in other local and eastern states stage productions. Pixi is now a talented jewelry artist.

    Meanwhile, Peter Harries gained his Ph.D researching the local TV industry, where his thesis is entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. In this Dr. Harries investigates the decline of local live production during the first 32 years of commercial television in Western Australia. For those wishing to read it, there is a copy on the 3rd Floor, Battye Shelves (Call No. Q 384.554 HAR) of the Alexander Library Building in Perth, and Perth’s Curtin University should also have a copy.

  3. ken says:

    Hi Pixi,

    The 50 Years of WA TV exhibition will run from Monday October 5th to Friday December 4th, 2009.

    The venue is the convict built, restored and now heritage listed, Fremantle Arts Centre. The former Asylum building on the corner of Ord and Finnerty Streets in Fremantle.

    The exhibition is being organised by the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT).

    People with material of historical significance can contact AMMPT President Darryl Binning on (08) 9310 3377

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