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Tribute to Tony Charlton (1929-2012)

Posted by ken On December - 21 - 2012

Tony Charlton (1929-2012)     The veteran sports broadcaster Tony Charlton has died after battling bowel cancer for more than a year. He was 83. The veteran broadcaster passed away on Monday morning 17th of December, surrounded by his family.     Tony came from a broadcasting family with his father Conrad Charlton describing the opening of […]

Tribute to Athol Thomas (1924-2012)

Posted by ken On November - 29 - 2012

The passing of Athol Thomas (12/5/1924 – 17/11/2012) Athol Thomas was a journalist and popular columnist in Western Australia and also TVW’s first Publicity Officer in 1959. Athol Thomas in 2009 at the TVW Reunion He joined the RAAF at 18, and, after training as a wireless-air gunner, served in Papua New Guinea, and later, […]

Glenys Gill (nee Andrijasevich) started at TVW Channel 7 in 1969, to join the elite team of secretaries employed by Seven. They had to be elite as Managing Director Sir James Cruthers insisted on perfection, when it came to the typing of letters and memorandums. He was trained as a journalist and possessed well tuned […]

Mr Anthony Howes, an award winning director and theatre educationist, has kindly shared his sentiments with us regarding the passing of Edgar Melcalfe, which gives one the opportunity to dwell further on the theatre scene in Perth, from when the Repertory Club evolved into a professional company with the building of the Playhouse Theatre, and […]

Tribute to Edgar Metcalfe (1933 – 2012)

Posted by ken On September - 16 - 2012

Prominent Perth theatre actor, director and author, Edgar Metcalfe AM has died after a short fight with liver cancer, five days short of his 79th birthday. 
Edgar Metcalfe 
 Edgar had been directing, producing and treading the boards of various Perth theatres for many years. He came from England in 1963 to be artistic director […]

A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012)

Posted by ken On August - 26 - 2012

A Tribute to Alan Bateman (1936-2012) Many who knew Alan Bateman, the creator of the long-running drama series “Home and Away”, will be saddened to learn that he passed away peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18th August 2012, after a battle with cancer.    Alan Bateman Alan will be remembered for his […]

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012)

Posted by ken On April - 30 - 2012

Tribute to Gerry Bahen (1929 – 2012) Jocelyn and Bret Treasure advised us of some very sad news last week, but also recounted some wonderful memories. It was a week in which the ANZAC Day Derby Cup football match between the South Fremantle Bulldogs and East Fremantle Sharks proved a real dampener, when play was […]

Tribute to Garry Meadows (1939 – 1982)

Posted by ken On April - 15 - 2012

Tribute to Garry Meadows who passed away on Thursday, July 22nd, 1982. Garry had an early involvement with the stage appearing at the Patch, Repertory and Playhouse Theatres. One occasion was in 1957 when Sol Sainken produced a play titled ‘Small Hotel’ by Rex Frost, which starred Garry Meadows and Frank Baden-Powell at the Playhouse. […]

Tribute to David Gordon TVW stills photographer

Posted by ken On April - 4 - 2012

Tribute to David Gordon TVW stills photographer Ron Frank has kindly provided the following tribute to David Gordon TVW stills photographer. David Gordon – TVW stills photographer in 1972 Photo courtesy of Steve Thompson It is my duty to advise you that yet another of the TVW workers has passed away. David Gordon who was […]

The passing of Lady Sheila Cruthers

Posted by ken On January - 7 - 2012

The passing of Lady Sheila Cruthers Lady Sheila with Sir James Cruthers and part of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art Kerry Edwards/The West Australian © With sadness we report that Lady Sheila Cruthers, a passionate art collector and wife of Sir James Cruthers, who established Channel Seven in Perth, died on Friday 30 December […]

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