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Wireless Hill Future – Part 2 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

People who played a role in transfering ownership of the Applecross Wireless Station from the federal government to the state included the premier of Western Australia Sir David Brand (1912 – 1979) who was WA Premier from 2 April 1959 till 3 March 1971, and the prime minister Harold Holt (1908 – 1967) who was Prime Minister from 26 January 1966 till 17 December 1967.

… (Photo taken by the author at the Wireless Hill Telecommunications Museum) The telephone had an incredible impact on communication in Australia, though constrained by the wires which connected the callers, compared to wireless technology, it made voice contact so much easier for both business and families, without the need for complicated equipment or special knowledge.

Wireless Hill Future – Part 3 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 3 of 6 Before the advent of television, radio reigned supreme. Rather than have scenes depicted visually, the listener had to imagine the activity being enacted. This enabled the mind to conjure up wonderful imagery which was masterfully assisted by the high quality of drama presentation, with actors voices, mood […]

Wireless Hill Future – Part 4 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 4 of 6 From 1912, the Applecross Wireless Station provided important all-weather radio communications with the outside world. The wireless station was the Western Australian component of a network of five main radio communication stations across Australia that participated in international, national, state-wide and regional radio communications and broadcasting. It […]

Wireless Hill Future – Part 5 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 5 of 6 In the 1950s and 1960s some of the equipment looked like the old fashioned science fiction contraptions from a mad scientists laboratory, reminiscent of the sets found in the 1930s and 1940s black and white cinema matinee serials. It was bulky and populated with many vacuum tubes, […]

Wireless Hill Future – Part 6 of 6

Posted by ken On October - 9 - 2011

Wireless Hill Future – Part 6 of 6 The City of Melville commissioned a survey into community needs between 1995 and 2005 and has evidence that visitors to Wireless Hill Park go mainly for recreational purposes. Sight seeing, exercise, picnics, playground, wildflowers and birdlife. Our conversations with people passionate about the subject indicates there is […]

Saving our Cinema and Television Heritage

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2011

It could be asked what priority does society give to preserving our heritage? For if it wasn’t for the advances in the past, there would be no building blocks for the future. Some one had to be the pioneers, to accept the challenges and forge ahead so that we now can benefit. How sad it […]

Update on documenting our TV heritage

Posted by ken On June - 24 - 2011

Since 2008, our small team of enthusiastic television veterans, supported by stories, photos and videos from many of the pioneers, is providing the basis for the content on this web site. There is now an ever increasing list of oral history contributors… Sir James Cruthers Carolyn Noble (Tannock) Sir James and Gary Carvolth Coralie Condon […]

Coralie Condon recently turned 96 years of age on May 16th, but that has not slowed her down, still attending theatrical performances and regularly entertaining friends and family, even though her eye sight is fading. On Monday 23rd of May, Coralie played hostess to a gathering of colleagues when two former senior executives Max Bostock […]

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 […]

May 16th is Coralie Condon’s birthday

Posted by ken On May - 14 - 2011

“The first lady of Western Australian television” deserves that honour on so many levels. Not only is Coralie the grande dame of WA theatre, being a playwright, composer, actor, producer and director of not only stage productions, but also kick started local television production in WA. Coralie Condon “The first lady of Western Australian television” […]


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