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Chapter 9 – A History of Commercial Television in Perth, WA

Posted by ken On September - 18 - 2009

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. Chapter Nine: The Main Event – Round Three – 1981-1990: Introduction: This chapter concludes the examination of the inextricable […]

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. Michael Gale presents Viewpoint with Eartha Kitt, Bonanza star Lorne Greene and Brian Treasure’s novelty commercial link Uncle Otto […]

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. 1959 archive photos from TVW’s first year Index: Appendix 1: Analysis of Licence Application Hearings 1958 and 1964: Appendix […]

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. Dr Peter Harries shows his work to Gordon McColl BIBLIOGRAPHY OFFICIAL REPORTS Australian Broadcasting Authority, Television Planning in Perth, […]

Reunions – Keeping The Momentum Going

Posted by ken On September - 16 - 2009

Some very positive things have come to the fore this year, with 2009 being the 50th anniversary of television in Western Australia. Trina Williams, Sandy Baker and Gary Carvolth with Jeff Newman in Kings Park It has given cause for many people to catch up with old friends and colleagues who shared their working life […]

Lyndell Jobson (nee Carter) (TVW 1970-1974)

Posted by ken On September - 13 - 2009

Lyndell Jobson (nee Carter) worked for Bill McKenzie and Graham Plummer in the Program Department from 1970 to 1974. Lyndell kindly provided this story… Boy where do you start with this wonderful experience of working with TVW7. I started with Channel 7 in 1970 and worked in the Program Department for Bill McKenzie and Graham […]

Jeannette Smith (nee Ashley) (TVW 1971-1973)

Posted by ken On September - 13 - 2009

My days at 7 were some of the happiest. 2009: Jeannette Smith (nee Ashley) Company Secretary – Kingsrose Mining Limited Having only recently arrived from Africa the year before joining TVW, it was all rather exciting as a 21 year old to be given an opportunity to work at a television station! Ernie Taylor interviewed […]

Peter Conroy (on the right) with Bob Mercer (who was STWs first General Manager) at a Sales Seminar in 1969. (Marie Breckinridge was taking notes of the meeting) – Photo courtesy of June Holmes The lower pic shows the late Milton Francis (Melbourne Representative), the late Harvey Bean (Managing Director Bean-Birrell Advertising) the late Peter […]

Danni Harford – Dancer and Choreographer

Posted by ken On September - 12 - 2009

Danni Harford was a dancer and choreographer with TVW between 1964 and 1968, then appeared in many specials and lavish stage productions. Danni Harford Danni danced regularly with Kevan Johnston, during his time as TVW choreographer, then took on that role herself. Later returning to appear in a number of the key productions where Brian […]

Lindsay Smith – TVW Audio Operator 1961-1968

Posted by ken On September - 8 - 2009

Lindsay Smith was a audio operator who worked for TVW from January 1961 to January 1968. Lindsay Smith in TVW’s Audio Contol Room for Studio 2 on New Years Eve 1963-1964 Lindsay and wife Lyn on New Years Eve 1963-1964 Lindsay and Lyn at the 1964 TVW Ball In December 1964, Lindsay took a break […]


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