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Jo-Ann Ledger’s Photographic Flashbacks

Posted by ken On August - 23 - 2009

Jo-Ann Ledger has kindly provided a wide range of photos showing TVW staff in a social environment. In a way they reflect the end of Seven’s golden era, after the company had diversified into many activities from broadcasting to co-productions, movie making, Radio stations, Lion Parks, Cinemas and even butcher shops… to be then taken over. A number of photos were taken at staff farewells, as the company changed ownership, policies changed, and the once powerful and independent television station/production house underwent a transition from being the hub of a large organization to the status of a relay station, except for local news and current affairs programs and the annual Telethon.

Jo-Ann describes events which took place towards the end of that wonderful era…

Keith Spice and Tim O’Dea used to organise an annual “Sod-it” exec bus trip – they were great fun.


Left to Right: Alan Richards, Jo-Ann Ledger, Ric Burns, Marion Leyer, Barrey J Williams, Greg Byrne, Accountant???, Keith Spice, Tim O’Dea and Ron Berryman


Left to Right: Keith Spice, John Rudd, (Guy with Beard – an engineer, can picture him so well, but not the name) Alan Richard, Tim O’dea, Barrey Williams, Ken Kemp, Marion Leyer, the accountant?, Ron Berryman.  Front row Ric Burns, Jo-Ann Ledger

Production Publicity Xmas Party


Left side of table sitting front to back: Gerry Swift, Val Sutherland, Martin Trevor, Jo-Ann Ledger, Ross Tinney.
Standing L-R: Phil Booth, Reg Whiteman, Marion Leyer, Brian Smith, Karen Letica, Lynette Gray, Glen Gillen & unknown
Sitting Right side Front to back: Liz Smith, Ron Berryman, Carolyn Mott, Ruth Leyland and unknown

We made a half hour documentary for the opening of Adventure World – this is the crew – I wrote it, Ross Tinney directed – can’t remember the guy who hosted, plus with some of the crew… think it was one of those wonderful sales deals… buy this and you get a half hour doco!!


Left to Right: Unknown, Jo-Ann Ledger, behind me unknown, Red Shirt – First name? Binks?, Ross Tinney …the rest can’t remember, though I do know the faces!!

MASH Sales party


Left to Right: Max Bostock, Joe Sweeney with Jack Bunce from Mills and Wares Biscuits and Jo-Ann Ledger

In the 80’s there was a mass exodus of execs, so much so that we had to start holding bulk farewells…this was at Pioneer Village for Alf Binks, Russel Perry and I think Barrey Williams!!


Left to Right: Russel Perry, Alf Binks, Mrs Binks, Barrey Williams, Greg Byrne and Wally Staniforth


Jo-Ann Ledger and John Wright Presenting Russel Perry with a farewell gift (something very inappropriate about Fat Cat i think!!) watched by Rudi Gracias

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Farewell to Ken Kemp


Left to Right: Lynette Gray, Jo-Ann Ledger, Ross Mathews, Alan Richards, Marion Leyer and Keith Spice


Left to Right: Unknown, Marion Leyer, Guy from Bell Group? Jo-Ann Ledger and Ric Burns


Left to Right: Liz Smith, Peter Dean, Jo-Ann Ledger and Phil Booth

8 Responses to “Jo-Ann Ledger’s Photographic Flashbacks”

  1. Darren Dunstan says:

    Hi jo-anne, my name is Darren Dunstan, I worked at 7 from 1996-2002
    and I believe the guy with the beard that you can’t remember his name
    in the second photo is Peter Dales from engineering, I hope I have helped
    Kind regards

  2. Gail Forder says:

    Hi Jo-anne, the (red shirt-first name) is David son of Alf. Great to see the flashbacks… I was quite involved commercial productions, Miss West Coast and Manequin of the Year through the 70’s and 80’s (Gail Forder nee Anderson) David told me that he found some archived footage but I never saw it.

  3. Its been a long time since Ms Ledger gave me my first Rum abd Cola at the media Bar :P Gosh time flys

  4. peter dean says:

    never before in the history of wa television have we seen more grey hair and wrinkles as we have seen on these websites -more grey than an anzac day march past-and I ‘m one of ‘em.

  5. Wal Staniforth says:

    The “no name” accountant guy in a couple of photos was Malcolm Graves who worked with me in the accounts dept. After 7 he returned to live and work in Vancouver where his wife had originally lived.

  6. Peter Croft says:

    I confirm thae guy with the beard is Peter Dales.

    C’mon, Deano, post a recent picture of yourself (so we’ll recognise you at the reunion! ;-))

  7. Larry Toogood says:

    Can’t quite understand why all these people look so familier.

    TVW Publicity Photographer Seventies
    Caught sound on Doocumentary with DOP Bill Meecham Directed by Ian Teasdale
    “One Hump or Two” probably re classified today.
    Group Colour

  8. Meno Toutsidis says:

    Jo-Ann, I came across this site and saw a familiar face. It’s been about 20 years since I last saw you when I was with ADS10 and then SAS7. 1f you happen to see this please feel free to drop me a line.

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