Please note that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) is a separate entity from this web site. We are promoting AMMPT’s exhibition because they share a common interest in television heritage matters.
A free public exhibition is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, entitled “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia”.
This exhibition is being co-ordinated by the WA branch of the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT). It was formally opened by the Honourable John Day, Minister for Culture and the Arts, on Wednesday 7th October 2009.
The exhibition features the development of television from the early 1936 experiments by Blake Horrocks in Harvey, the public demonstration of television at the Perth Town Hall in 1949 and the subsequent establishment of the commercial and national channels.
Interactive displays explain the very origins of the illusion of moving images which are proving very popular with children and adults alike.
The exhibition has four main themes;
1. The pioneering days.
2. Informing the Public (news and current affairs)
3. Personalities and programmes
4. Evolution of the Technology.
The display is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm up till December 4th.
Admission is free, but a gold coin or similar donation would be very appreciated.
Monday 5th October, 2009 -to- Friday 4th December, 2009
The Fremantle Arts Centre is the former Asylum building on the corner of Ord and Finnerty Streets in Fremantle.