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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 […]

Max Bostock Remembers 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On August - 19 - 2009

TVW veterans Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay had an enjoyable meeting with former TVW Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, on Tuesday July 21st, 2009. During this time, Max kindly agreed to a video recording of his reminiscences. Max became a professional musician at the age of 15 in 1942. He played Piano and […]

The History of Australian Television

Posted by ken On July - 26 - 2009

TelevisionAU is dedicated to the discussion of Australian television, in particular its history and evolution – as well as its present, and even future!! It covers everything including programs, personalities, TV stations and networks. FIFTIES SIXTIES SEVENTIES EIGHTIES NINETIES 2000 AND ON WEB: http://www.televisionau.com BLOG: http://blog.televisionau.com YAHOO: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/televisionau YOUTUBE: http://au.youtube.com/user/TelevisionAU

Nigel Felangue Collection

Posted by ken On July - 6 - 2009

Nigel Felangue was a still photographer with TVW from 1959 to 1961. It is most fortunate that Nigel collected much paraphernalia in those early days, otherwise the slides, photos and artwork presented on this page, and the image gallery that follows, would not exist. Much old material found its way into the rubbish bins, some […]

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom – Part 1

Posted by ken On July - 2 - 2009

The origins of the TVW Channel 7 Newsroom with Darcy Farrell – TVW’s first News Editor Let’s start by referring to the technology. Ken has just given me this microphone to clip on, and if we go back to the use of the Auricon 16mm camera, in the first days at Channel Seven, you had […]

Nigel Felangue Correspondence & Photos

Posted by ken On June - 20 - 2009

Nigel Felangue TVW Still photographer 1959-1961 I joined TVW-7 before the studio was completed, the staff at the time occupied part of a floor at Newspaper House in St Georges Tce. We put together motor racing docos from various oil co’s, which were sent to the tranmitter at Bickley for Trade Transmissions. Film cameramen Tom […]

TVW Opening

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009

Compiled by Richard Ashton   When it was announced that television would start in Western Australia there was much interest in the community, many people had seen television or had been told of it by friends living in Victoria and New South Wales. Because of the interest in the 1956 Olympics which the course was […]


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