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Archive for November, 2009

Reunion Dinner at the historic Romany Restaurant

Posted by ken On November - 28 - 2009

On Friday November 27th 2009, Keith Bales of the TVW Reunion planning committee organised an enjoyable post reunion dinner at the Romany Restaurant, on the corner of Lake and Aberdeen Streets in Northbridge. Not only was it a celebratory dinner for the planning committee, entertainers, sponsors and wives, but also a number of past CEO’s, […]

TVW7 – 50 Years Reunion Commemorative DVD

Posted by ken On November - 26 - 2009

Re-live the magic of the TVW 50th Anniversary Reunion with this special commemorative DVD produced by Mintox Media. Featuring keynote entertainers Johnny Young and The Strangers, this fabulous keepsake also includes the arrival of the Nightcruiser party buses, entertainers from Stargate Actor’s Academy, and guest performers Jeff Phillips, Robbie Snowden and Justin and Katherine Freind. […]

Tribute to Jack Wong Sue

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

Most of you may already have heard but for those who worked at Channel 9 in the old days, you will be saddened to hear of the passing (today) of JACK WONG SUE.     Jack was known as the Host of the Channel 9 program called Down Under. The following has been passed to me by […]

8 Years with 7 in the 60’s by Brian Harrison-Lever

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

EIGHT YEARS WITH SEVEN IN THE SIXTIES Brian Harrison-Lever Brian Harrison-Lever with Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) After returning from a 4 year working holiday in the UK in 1963 I made an application for a job as a Set Designer with Perth’s new, commercial television station, TVW Channel Seven. I was interviewed by the then […]

A message from Rolf Harris

Posted by ken On November - 14 - 2009

In 2006, it was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia. The Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) commemorated this occasion with two events. The first was an exhibition in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall in October 2006, and the second, a reunion for Perth television stations with TVW7, ABW2 and STW9 […]

TVW Reunion Photos courtesy of Annette Purvis

Posted by ken On November - 11 - 2009

Back in the 1970’s, Annette Grennell (nee Purvis) was a young performer on STARS OF THE FUTURE, a national half hour children’s variety program which received Logie Awards in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Annette also appeared during the MISS WEST COASTS, TELETHONS and sang the theme to FAT CAT’S FUN SHOW. Annette Purvis, Lynne […]

Val Sutherland reports…

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Val Sutherland (nee Amoore) worked in the Seven Publicity and Program Departments form 1979 to 1985 (Typist/Publicity Co-ordinator/Publicity Manager). Gerry Swift, Val Sutherland, Martin Trevor, Jo-Ann Ledger Val reports that, “My years at Channel 7 were so much fun and I was very fortunate to meet a group of fantastic people that are still my […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

Coralie Condon’s Post TVW Reunion Get Together

Posted by ken On November - 2 - 2009

It started off as small tea party for Coralie Condon and Pixi Burke (nee Hale) to reminisce about the theatre, the performing arts and everything in general. Pam Leuba, Coralie Condon, Audrey Long and Pixi Burke Once word got out, it soon turned into a great post TVW reunion get together. Two people who missed […]

TVW Reunion Photo courtesy of Kay Linton-Mann

Posted by ken On November - 1 - 2009

Just a belated note to thank the organisers for the wonderful reunion. You all worked so hard for such a long time apparently, and your efforts paid off handsomely. We all had such a great time, so nice to see friends from those happy days at TVW. Photo – myself, Carolyn Gould and Luise Borsje […]


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