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A taste of AMMPT in the following months

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2012

Though the WA TV History group is a separate entity from the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (Inc) we share a passion for preserving the heritage of the broadcasting and film industries. The following will give a glimpse of what AMMPT is doing in the following months. The museum association is still looking for a permanent home and is in constant need for additional storage space as their vast collection of equipment and memorabilia grows.


Western Region April Meeting

After an unfortunate hiatus to the regular monthly events, the first for 2012 was held at the RSL hall on April 18th. The Committee was pleased to see the very large number of members who responded. There was also a few new members, some whom fortunately brought a camera to record the event.

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The main attraction was our speaker for the evening, AMMPT film librarian Keith Rutherford. Keith explained the progress being made with culling and cataloguing items in the film collection, as well as highlighting the need to digitise this and other material. The various forms of digitisation were covered, from the very basic videoing of a projected image on a screen, the multiplexer, and to the more sophisticated methods available today.

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AMMPT intends to establish a team drawn from expertise available in all branches and formulate a project to explore the concept of providing professional digitisation services, not only a means of contributing to preserving our visual heritage, but also as an income stream for regional branches. Members who would like to be involved are asked to contact Keith on 08 9446 1627 or

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Following the presentation, members inspected a range of early 16mm projectors drawn from AMMPT’s collection and also from its members, Brian Lyons, Richard Rennie and Ian Stimson. The programme for the rest of the year’s events was explained. (Please see below)

AMMPT Western region events

Meetings are held at our regular venue, the East Vic Park RSL Hall, Fred Bell Parade, Bentley on the third Wednesday of each month from February to November between 7:30pm and 10pm.



Wed. 16th

Preventative Conservation

Presented by Dr. Ian Godfrey, Also video of Mawson’s Hut project.


Wed. 20th

Before the Pathe cinematograph

Presented by Steve Austin, including vintage equipment display


Wed. 18th

From 6WF to the ABC

Richard Rennie traces the history of the West Australian Farmers Cooperative radio station 6WF till it was taken over by the ABC


Sat. 4th

Visit to RAAFA Museum- Contact D. Binning 9310 3377 for details

Wed. 15th

Screenwest presentation- Learn of the many facets of our Corporate member’s operations and how it assists our local moving image industry


Wed. 12th - 1.30 pm

SAS Museum visit – Special entry conditions apply. Contact D. Binning

Wed. 19th

Vizcom presentation – See and learn of the latest electronic equipment available to our industry which was displayed at the recent NAB show.


Wed. 17th

Importance of community museums

Presentation by Alec Coles, Director WA Museum

Annual general meeting

It has been usual to hold the AGM in October. However there is a possibility this may be changed to early in the New Year.


Wed. 21st

End of year Social event. Details to be advised.

Please Note:

When time permits, selected titles from our 16mm film library will conclude each event held at the RSL hall.

Tea & coffee provided.

Please wear your AMMPT name badge/membership card to these events. It will assist members to get to know each other


And don’t forget;


Our regular public fund raising event at the Cygnet Cinema on the third Sunday morning of each month.

If you cant make it, please encourage others to attend.

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