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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ron Tutt (1924-2011) a well known and respected Perth film industry identity. Daryl Binning with Ron Tutt in 2006 Ron was born in Tasmania where his father was a government photographer. He was to pursue a career as a pilot in England, prior to […]

2011 Archibald Prize

Posted by ken On April - 5 - 2011

West Australian artist Greg Baker has entered a portrait titled ‘Peter Harries Presents’ as a candidate for the 2011 Archibald Prize, the nation’s best-known portraiture prize. Finalists for the prize will be named on April 8 and the winner on April 15. Gallery staff member Stuart Watters looks on at the recently unpacked portrait of […]

Early History of the Moving Image

Posted by ken On April - 3 - 2011

As part of Museum Week, the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) will conduct a public presentation with demonstrations of very early equipment. Featured will be a shadow puppet theatre, Magic Lantern show and a range of early carnival and sideshow moving image attractions, which captivated young children and parents during the mid […]

Keeping our Heritage

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2011

The importance attached to keeping our heritage differs greatly between individuals, organisations and governments. Fortunately there are many who devote their time and energy to collecting artefacts which may otherwise be lost. TV Veterans at 2009 TVW Reunion The ABC Collectors program does a wonderful job of maintaining the profile of people engaged in keeping […]

A time for Christmas goodwill and presents…

Posted by ken On December - 17 - 2010

Xmas Greetings from WA TV History WA TV History Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… May next year bring you Good Health, Happiness and considerable Prosperity. It has been another great year topped off with the West Australian newspaper providing us with some wonderful publicity in the form of a Shannon […]

The demolition of two Perth icons…

Posted by ken On December - 14 - 2010

Demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA Demolished WA TV History Demolition of the former Perth ABC Television building on Terrace Road is currently underway to make way for two new buildings. […]

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 […]

Preservation of our Television Heritage

Posted by ken On September - 27 - 2010

TVW veterans Richard Ashton and Gordon McColl joined Professor Mark Balnaves of Curtin University, on Friday 17th September, 2010, for lunch to discuss TVW’s origins and history. Professor Balnaves and Professor Tom O’Regan (University of Queensland) are writing a biography on Sir James Cruthers, TVW’s inaugural general manager and co-founder with Brian Treasure. In the […]


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