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Bert Shaw 15/5/1930 – 24/8/2010 Mr. Bert Shaw (1930-2010) was a talented dancer, choreographer and teacher, who spent many years performing on the stage and on television. He passed away in Melbourne on Tuesday 24th August, 2010. Bert was the principle dancer in the 1958 Playhouse stage version of Coralie Condon’s The Good Oil, where […]

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 […]

AMMPT Media Release – TV’s eleventh hour

Posted by ken On March - 31 - 2010

What: The pioneers of Australian television are in danger of being swept into obscurity. A national effort has begun to ensure these people and their technology won’t suffer the same fate as many of those individuals and companies who began our cinema industry over a hundred years ago. Where: Meetings of concerned people from 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 […]

A Chat With Max

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2010

Bel Canto Promotions presents… Sunday Serenades Concert No. 2 A Chat With Max Enjoy an afternoon with Perth celebrity Max Kay as he chats about his life and career. From his life on the stage, the highlights of the Civic Theatre days or to what he fills his days with now, this is one fun […]

The First 50 Years – Part 1

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

The West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement published on Friday October 16, 2009…. Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If […]

The First 50 Years – Part 2

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

Continuing the West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement… Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If you do not have Adobe’s […]

The First 50 Years – Part 3

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

Continuing the West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement… Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If you do not have Adobe’s […]

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 […]

8 Years with 7 in the 60’s by Brian Harrison-Lever

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

EIGHT YEARS WITH SEVEN IN THE SIXTIES Brian Harrison-Lever Brian Harrison-Lever with Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) After returning from a 4 year working holiday in the UK in 1963 I made an application for a job as a Set Designer with Perth’s new, commercial television station, TVW Channel Seven. I was interviewed by the then […]


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