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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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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