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Tribute to Peter Dean (1937 – 2013)

Posted by ken On March - 19 - 2013

Peter Dean     The local broadcasting legend Peter Dean passed away in the early hours of 13th of March 2013 at St John of God Hospital Murdoch, aged almost 76, following a short and courageous battle with Motor Neuron Disease. 7News : Peter Dean dies 7NEWS One of the great stars of West Australian television […]

    On Saturday 19th January 2013, the Channel TEN Perth News helicopter was filming a truck rollover on Weir Road at Baskerville, in Perth’s Swan Valley, when it was forced to make an emergency landing. TEN News Helicopter Crash – Sat 19th Jan 2013 WA TV History On Saturday 19th January 2013, the Channel TEN […]

Tribute to Digby Milner – TVW cine-cameraman

Posted by ken On March - 12 - 2013

    Television News not only covers the dramatic elements of real life, as a window on the world, but sometimes the disasters and tragedy can occur within the News gathering team, for them to inadvertently become part of the News story.     Television was right at its infancy when the industry suffered its first blow […]

Tribute to Kay Aubrey – STW News Secretary

Posted by ken On March - 12 - 2013

The Crash of MMA Flight 1750 A Tribute to Kay Aubrey – STW News Secretary By Terry Spence – Former STW Channel 9 News Director Among the parties getting underway on New Year’s Eve 1968 in Perth there was one in which were gathered a number of staff from the STW Channel 9 newsroom. As […]

Tribute to John Little – STW helicopter pilot

Posted by ken On March - 12 - 2013

    STW Channel 9 in Perth, Western Australia, encountered a fatal helicopter crash on Monday 9th December 1985, at Spencers Brook, near Clackline, in the wheat belt region. The pilot John Little was killed instantly, when the main rotor blade came through the windscreen. Mr Little (aged 43), a former farmer, was the chief pilot […]

Neville Wynne painting a set in the TVW workshop     TVW Channel 7’s work shop manager Neville Wynne was not only involved in designing and building sets for television productions, but also responsible for building many of the floats for Seven’s first Christmas Pageant in 1972. The Gulliver’s Travels Float     In addition, Neville spent […]

Tribute to Ken Mosedale former TVW videotape operator

Posted by ken On March - 12 - 2013

    Tragically a Channel Seven Perth videotape operator and commercial pilot, Ken Mosedale, was killed at 10.10pm on Monday 4 September 2000. Ken was piloting a Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft taking seven workers to the Sons of Gwalia mining operation at Leonora. The flight, which became known as the ‘Ghost Flight’, never arrived, crashing […]

Elephant Productions STW9 1978-1984

Posted by ken On March - 5 - 2013

    In the 1970s, brothers Keith and Chris Woodland joined STW9. They created the elephant character Flapper, the cat Brindley and Doctor Featherweather. Flappers Super Heroes 1980 Clash of The Creatures 1983 Jenny Dunstan, Chris Woodland and Flapper in STW9 Goodnight segments 1985     They were involved in making family and childrens programs for STW […]

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