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A message from Rolf Harris

Posted by ken On November - 14 - 2009

In 2006, it was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia. The Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) commemorated this occasion with two events. The first was an exhibition in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall in October 2006, and the second, a reunion for Perth television stations with TVW7, ABW2 and STW9 […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

In 1963, TVW won the Television Society of Australia award for best “Television News Item – MANHUNT”. There was much public anxiety in Perth in 1963 as serial murderer Eric Edgar Cooke, nicknamed The Night Caller, terrorised the city. A man who had committed 22 violent crimes between 1959 and 1963, eight of which resulted […]

Please be watching TVW Channel 7 tonight at 8:30pm (Friday October 16th, 2009) for Seven’s 50th anniversary special titled “7 Perth The First 50 Years”. This fast moving, informative and entertaining special will bring back many fond memories of TVW in the early years. It will also be an education for the younger viewers who […]

David Farr – TV Pioneer (Career Notes & Press Reports)

Posted by ken On October - 14 - 2009

In early 1958 came the big break David Farr had been hoping for. Radio 6PM conducted auditions for an announcer, for which he applied and won the position. He was appointed to the evening shift, which in the pre-television era was radio’s prime time slot. Other duties included a couple of hours per day writing […]

3 Days to Go – The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 13 - 2009

3 Days to Go before TVW’s 50th Annversary special. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way we watched the world. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever […]

TVW On-Air Presentation

Posted by KeithMackenzie On October - 12 - 2009

ON-AIR PRESENTATION – “The Way It Used To Be” as recalled by former TVW Senior Director, Keith Mackenzie. Behind the glass wall is Terry Green in AMU1 VMU1 personnel Left to Right: Keith Mackenzie, Gerry Swift, Max Taylor and his Lighting Assistant. When you watch Television in Australia, today, in 2009, and view a Commercial […]

Please note that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) is a separate entity from this web site. We are promoting AMMPT’s exhibition because they share a common interest in television heritage matters. A free public exhibition is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, entitled “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia”. […]

The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 7 - 2009

A preview of TVW’s 50th Annversary special. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way we watched the world. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way […]

Three Decades of WA Local TV – Photo Essay

Posted by ken On September - 26 - 2009

Peter Harries shows Gordon McColl his vast collection of images contained in the Photo Appendix to his PhD Thesis Above: Producer/Writer/Presenter Coralie Condon and dear friend Lloyd Lawson, TVW’s first Production Manager and presenter, together were the first people to appear live on television in WA, during the test transmissions period before opening night on […]


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