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Tribute to Jan Vermazen and an era of Film

Posted by ken On December - 16 - 2015

Tribute to Jan Vermazen and an era of Film Jan Vermazen     Jan Vermazen was one of the original Channel Seven Perth employees, and a very important person during the film era.     Early news staff included not only Darcy Farrell as News Editor, but also journalist Ross Cusack, cine cameramen Peter Goodall, Digby Milner, […]

John Cruthers – Eulogy to his Father

Posted by ken On November - 10 - 2015

“Help people, Jimmy” – the life of Jim Cruthers John Cruthers     I’d like to thank you all for being here today to farewell our Dad, Jim Cruthers. I’ll be speaking about Dad’s early days and our family life together. Bill McKenzie will talk about Dad’s work as a broadcaster, while Ian Constable will cover […]

Professor Ian Constable – Eulogy to Sir James Cruthers

Posted by ken On November - 10 - 2015

Sir James Cruthers Professor Ian Constable     We all know of the long and exceptional service to the WA community of Sir James Cruthers. Thus to honour his life and service in this hallowed cathedral is truly uplifting. Jim was a choir boy here in his early life and 70 years later a philanthropic leader […]

Sam Cruthers – Eulogy to his Grandfather

Posted by ken On November - 10 - 2015

POPPA JIM Sam Cruthers     Every year, for as long as I remember, our family would travel to Perth for summer holidays with Nanna and Poppa. We stayed in their house at Bird Street, Mosman Park, with its great back yard. It was near Cottesloe Beach, the Swan River, Chidley Point Golf Club and the […]

Tribute to Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015)

Posted by ken On November - 5 - 2015

Tribute to Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015)     Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015) passed away peacefully on Tuesday 13th October, aged 90.     He was the founder of TVW Channel Seven in Perth, the first television station in Western Australia, which opened on Friday 16th October 1959.     A Eucharist to celebrate the life of Sir James […]

TVW Female Staff Uniform – Modesty Issues

Posted by ken On August - 4 - 2015

TVW Female Staff Uniform – Modesty Issues     Well before the bikini, the two or even one piece swimming suit there was a more stringent attitude to the morality of dress and how much skin could be shown in western society.     Morality or modesty seemed to also to be the issue during the early […]

Tribute to Bill Meacham (1929 – 2014)

Posted by ken On August - 1 - 2015

Tribute to Bill Meacham (1929 – 2014)     We sadly and belatedly report the passing of former Seven Perth senior News and documentary cameramen Bill Meacham in January of 2014.     Bill was the last survivor of a generation of TVW cameramen that included Digby Milner, Tom Hall, Lu Belci, Stan Jeffery, Matt Williams and […]

Vale Dr Russel Perry AM

Posted by ken On July - 19 - 2015

Vale Dr Russel Perry AM     Dave Berinson copied advice of this to Kevin Campbell, who in turn has copied it to colleagues who either worked with or were associated with Russel Perry.     Kevin said that, “He was a champion “bloke” in all respects and his death is very sad indeed.”     Richard Ashton […]

  Celebrating Radio, TV, Theatre and Cinema history at WA Day service Tony Howes has kindly alerted us to the following event…     On Sunday 31st May at 5pm in St George’s Cathedral, Perth, in a service celebrating “WA Day”, four new plaques will be blessed to commemorate the contribution to WA Heritage of pioneers […]

Last Seven Perth News from the Dianella Studios

Posted by ken On March - 8 - 2015

Last Seven Perth News from the Dianella Studios Sunday 22nd February, 2015     Not only was Seven veteran Richard Aston present for the last News bulletin from the old studios, but he was one of the two studio cameramen for the opening of the station and the variety show and first News bulletin on Friday […]


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