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Classics of the Silver Screen

Posted by ken On May - 2 - 2012

Classics of the Silver Screen The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (Inc) has a passion for preserving the heritage of the film and broadcasting industries. Members of the television fraternity will remember their “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia” exhibition in Fremantle to coincide with Channel Seven’s 50th anniversary. It was […]

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 […]

Bill McKenzie filled many key executive rolls at TVW and later become the first Managing Director of NEW-10 in Perth. 1959-1963 Joined TVW June 1959 and worked in Traffic, Programs & Publicity. 1963 Sydney Sales Manager TVW7 1964-1968 Film Manager TVW7 1968-1974 Assistant Station Manager TVW7 1974-1977 General Manager SAS 10 Adelaide 1978-1982 Group General […]

AMMPT Appeal for Storage Space

Posted by ken On March - 13 - 2012

AMMPT Appeal for Storage Space The Australian Museum of Motion Picture & Television (AMMPT) promotes an awareness of Australia’s contribution to film and television, and in doing so has collected a vast range of memorabilia from film and TV cameras to cinema projectors and all the paraphernalia associated with these industries. Sadly, the association does […]

Chronicling History with the TV News Camera

Posted by ken On February - 29 - 2012

Chronicling History with the TV News Camera Today’s News is tomorrow’s history and the television newsrooms are prolific documenters of what takes place each day, recording events and conveying them to the public. The news camera folk are capturing not only events of the period, but also creating time-capsule elements with each story reported. That’s […]

To explain: Brian gathered our best on and off-camera talent together (David Farr I recall, was the male lead) he then designed a set larger than anything that had ever been devised before—complete with a running stream, weeping willows, wild flowers, a boat (avec oars) and a leading lady (whose name escapes me) and appropriate English garden-type music, to complete this idyllic scene of David rowing his paramour to goodness-knows-where..

… Uncle Albert’s few friends congratulated him on the commercial—but he got no new business, and the best salesmanship involved was after the event when I had to convince BST that even though we were in breach of Broadcasting standards by running an almost four minute commercial, the vision was such as to justify it being considered as Australian progam content if we were asked to explain…

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism

Posted by ken On November - 18 - 2011

New Age Museums can dramatically boost tourism In our recent story titled “Finding a new home for TV stations and memorabilia” we pointed out that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) has been seeking a home for the last decade, without success. It would seem that remembering our immediate cinema, radio and […]

From Papers to PCs: the story of the media in Western Australia Exhibition from 27 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 The story of newspapers, telegraph, cinema, radio, television and the internet, and the impact they have made on the lives of Western Australians over the years. Media Exhibition at the State Library of WA […]

Finding a new home for TV stations and memorabilia

Posted by ken On November - 7 - 2011

Finding a new home for TV stations and memorabilia The ABC has moved house to soon be followed by Seven, Nine and possibly Ten. Moving, demolition and rebuilding seems to be all the rage in Perth at the moment. A number of concerns do so because they want to, some to improve profitability, others disappear […]

Wireless Hill Future – Part 1 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 1 of 6 In 2012, the former Applecross Wireless Station, now known as Wireless Hill Park, will celebrate its 100th anniversary with community plans well underway to mark this historic occasion. The wireless station was decommissioned in 1967 with a Telecommunications Museum established on the site in 1979, as an […]


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