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Halcyon days at the ABC Ball in the Basil Kirke Studio This is a personal account of the ever changing work environment that took place at the former Australian Broadcasting Corporation site in Adelaide Terrace, Perth, and the circumstances leading up to the site’s abandonment. Obviously wish to portray a positive impression, whilst attempting an […]

ABC Presenters reminisce about the 1960s, 70’s and 80s

Posted by ken On December - 8 - 2010

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened and in the fifty years since, television has gone from black and white to widescreen, colour and high definition with surround sound. A lot of changes have taken place since the station first went on-air. The first newsreaders selected for ABW were Jim Fisher, […]

Latest Tweets from WA TV History

Posted by ken On November - 30 - 2010

Been busy uploading lots of history related videos and articles to the internet. Please find below a list of links for those who may be interested… WA TV History’s Twitter page can be found at… http://twitter.com/watvhistory WA TV History’s YouTube page can be found at… http://www.youtube.com/watvhistory watvhistory Tribute to Former ABC Site in Perth (1960-2005) […]

The ABC in Perth managed for many years with substandard accommodation until purpose built facilities were constructed for both radio and for the introduction of public owned television in Western Australia in 1960. The ABC moved to the Supreme Court Gardens in 1937 Rehearsing at Broadcast House in the Supreme Court Gardens Announcer Godfrey Carter […]

ABW Channel 2 – 50th Reunion

Posted by ken On May - 18 - 2010

On Friday 7 May, 2010 ABC Television in Perth celebrated its 50 year anniversary. To mark this occasion, ABC Perth brought together past and present staff for an ‘afternoon tea’ reunion at the ABC studios, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth on the afternoon of Sunday 16th May 2010. Geoff Duncan, the State Director of the […]

ABC TV Perth Celebrates 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2010

ABC TV PERTH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF TELEVISION On Friday 7 May, 2010 ABC Television in Perth will celebrate its 50 year anniversary. To mark this monumental occasion, ABC Perth is bringing together past and present staff for an ‘afternoon tea’ reunion at the ABC studios, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth on Sunday 16th May […]

ABW Channel 2 – 50th Anniversary

Posted by ken On December - 24 - 2009

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened. Broadcasting began with radio and when moving pictures were added it became television. Both started as wireless but now are delivered by an ever increasing variety of means. Analogue broadcasts have evolved into high definition digital signals being delivered terrestrially or by satellite, and […]

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”. […]


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