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Tribute to Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015)

Posted by ken On November - 5 - 2015

Tribute to Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015)     Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015) passed away peacefully on Tuesday 13th October, aged 90.     He was the founder of TVW Channel Seven in Perth, the first television station in Western Australia, which opened on Friday 16th October 1959.     A Eucharist to celebrate the life of Sir James […]

Archiving of  Local News Film from Channel 9’s Library

Posted by ken On September - 29 - 2015

  Archiving of Local News Film from Channel 9’s Library     Over the past year and more Terry Spence, former News Director, together with former Chief Film/Tape Editor Geoff Wallace and freelance News Cameraman Daryl Binning, have been on a rescue mission. The team has been evaluating what should be preserved from STW Channel 9’s […]

  Celebrating Radio, TV, Theatre and Cinema history at WA Day service Tony Howes has kindly alerted us to the following event…     On Sunday 31st May at 5pm in St George’s Cathedral, Perth, in a service celebrating “WA Day”, four new plaques will be blessed to commemorate the contribution to WA Heritage of pioneers […]

More on 2015 TVW-SEVEN Reunion on April 19th

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2015

    We ask if past and present staff of TVW wishing to attend the Seven Staff Reunion and Studios Wake on Sunday April 19th, 2015, can kindly please register your intent to participate. This will be greatly appreciated so that catering arrangements can be made.    The event will be held at the Moon […]

Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Posted by ken On March - 21 - 2015

Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV ScreenEngineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s     The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of […]

A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth     Perth’s three commercial television stations established their studios at one of the highest points in the metropolitan area, so they could had a direct line of sight to the transmitter sites in the Darling Ranges. With TVW Channel Seven opening […]

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 1 of 6

Posted by ken On November - 12 - 2014

DOUGIE FLYPAST By Stuart Joynt     Douglas Joseph Burton MBE – what an extraordinary man, what an extraordinary life.     Footballer, cricketer, baseballer, pilot, father, father-figure, grandfather, photographer extraordinaire and master planner.     It won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Doug actually wanted to be a sports journalist and so it’s completely predictable […]

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 2 of 6

Posted by ken On November - 12 - 2014

DOUGLAS JOSEPH BURTON By Jan Burton Jackson     Among the lifetime collection of photographs, negatives, documents and writings of the late photojournalist Douglas Joseph Burton is a piece of ageing copy paper on which he long ago typed: “The eye of the camera records all that is true, from the first visible beginnings of life, […]

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 3 of 6

Posted by ken On November - 12 - 2014

DOUGLAS JOSEPH BURTON By Jan Burton Jackson (Continuing the story of the 1952 Atom Bomb expedition.)     Doug was second in command of this expedition. Its leader was John Nicol, a former naval commander with considerable bush experience. Also there was James Cruthers, a reporter for The West Australian who in his journal described Doug: […]

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 4 of 6

Posted by ken On November - 12 - 2014

Michael Baker’s Eulogy to Douglas Joseph Burton MBE Douglas Joseph Burton MBE All of us gather here today to celebrate the life of a man who was much loved, admired and respected by so many. Douglas Joseph Burton MBE Carol, Janice, Judith, Kim and their families will miss him so much, so will his friends. […]


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