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This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. Michael Gale presents Viewpoint with Eartha Kitt, Bonanza star Lorne Greene and Brian Treasure’s novelty commercial link Uncle Otto […]

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. 1959 archive photos from TVW’s first year Index: Appendix 1: Analysis of Licence Application Hearings 1958 and 1964: Appendix […]

This page forms part of Dr Peter Harries’ first PhD thesis submission entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. This contained much additional material. Dr Peter Harries shows his work to Gordon McColl BIBLIOGRAPHY OFFICIAL REPORTS Australian Broadcasting Authority, Television Planning in Perth, […]

Max Bostock Remembers 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On August - 19 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. During this time, Max kindly agreed to a video recording of his reminiscences. Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and […]

The History of Australian Television

Posted by ken On July - 26 - 2009

TelevisionAU is dedicated to the discussion of Australian television, in particular its history and evolution – as well as its present, and even future!! It covers everything including programs, personalities, TV stations and networks. FIFTIES SIXTIES SEVENTIES EIGHTIES NINETIES 2000 AND ON WEB: http://www.televisionau.com BLOG: http://blog.televisionau.com YAHOO: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/televisionau YOUTUBE: http://au.youtube.com/user/TelevisionAU

Nigel Felangue Collection

Posted by ken On July - 6 - 2009

Nigel Felangue was a still photographer with TVW from 1959 to 1961. It is most fortunate that Nigel collected much paraphernalia in those early days, otherwise the slides, photos and artwork presented on this page, and the image gallery that follows, would not exist. Much old material found its way into the rubbish bins, some […]

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom – Part 1

Posted by ken On July - 2 - 2009

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom with Darcy Farrell – TVW’s first News Editor Let’s start by referring to the technology. Ken has just given me this microphone to clip on, and if we go back to the use of the Auricon 16mm camera, in the first days at Channel Seven, you had […]

Nigel Felangue Correspondence & Photos

Posted by ken On June - 20 - 2009

Nigel Felangue TVW Still photographer 1959-1961 I joined TVW-7 before the studio was completed, the staff at the time occupied part of a floor at Newspaper House in St Georges Tce. We put together motor racing docos from various oil co’s, which were sent to the tranmitter at Bickley for Trade Transmissions. Film cameramen Tom […]

TVW Opening

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009

Compiled by Richard Ashton   When it was announced that television would start in Western Australia there was much interest in the community, many people had seen television or had been told of it by friends living in Victoria and New South Wales. Because of the interest in the 1956 Olympics which the course was […]

Historic Vision

Posted by admin On March - 8 - 2009

TVW VISION OF STATION DEVELOPMENTS AND CHANGES Construction of TVW transmitter and studios, followed by the station opening. Project Teleview is a TVW documentary, which tells how the station came about from license application, right through to the first transmission. This TVW News production was scripted by Coralie Condon, presented by Geoff Walker, filmed by […]


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