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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, […]

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 […]

Rick Ardon and Susannah Carr celebrate 30 years reading Seven News together      Seven in Perth has the distinction of having two of the most popular and trusted newsreaders in Australia, who have not only served longer than any other pair in the country, but have lived the era of much of the recent […]

“The Western Australian TV Pioneer and philanthropist Sir James Cruthers is the subject of the next AMMPT ‘inFocus’ presentation. On screen, we will see Sir James Cruthers himself, presenting anecdotes about key events from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. Other early TV personalities will add ‘behind the scenes’ stories to enrich the presentation. Sir […]

Remembering Bryan Dunne (1928 – 2013)

Posted by ken On April - 13 - 2013

Bryan Dunne in 1981 Steve Worner has sadly advised the passing of Bryan Dunne. Bryan was a much liked TVW News cameraman from 1969 to 1988, a period that experienced the transition from film cameras to electronic news gathering (ENG). “Bryan – known as ‘BD’ around his colleagues – had served in both the Royal […]

Buzz Aldrin in Carnarvon

Posted by ken On June - 24 - 2012

Apollo 11 Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin visited Carnarvon, Western Australia from June 22nd to 23rd, 2012 for a two-day program called “To the Moon and Back Festival” where he officially opened the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. Dr Buzz Aldrin was handed the key to the town by Carnarvon shire president Karl Brandenburg and […]

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty

Posted by ken On June - 11 - 2012

Michael Goodall of the Goodall Film Industry Dynasty Michael Goodall Michael Goodall was a cameraman in the newsroom at TVW from 1971 to 2003, continuing the Goodall family tradition, where father Leith Goodall (1903-1978) was a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). Leith was posthumously inducted into the […]

Chronicling History with the TV News Camera

Posted by ken On February - 29 - 2012

Chronicling History with the TV News Camera Today’s News is tomorrow’s history and the television newsrooms are prolific documenters of what takes place each day, recording events and conveying them to the public. The news camera folk are capturing not only events of the period, but also creating time-capsule elements with each story reported. That’s […]

2011 Highlights and Retrospect

Posted by ken On December - 30 - 2011

We present here some nostalgia and the mostly good news stories that have happened in Perth, Western Australia during 2011. Though there were a few regrets with some much loved icons being demolished, there are also many new and exciting developments taking place in the new year. This includes plans for the future with reports […]

The Evolution of Television News and Presentation

Posted by ken On August - 14 - 2011

ABC-Library04.jpg TVW-7 News readers over the decades 1950’s Geoff Walker, David Farr, Lloyd Lawson and Phillip Edgely 1960’s David Farr, Lloyd Lawson, Gary Carvolth, Garry Meadows, Pam Leuba, Eric Walters, John Chalton, Bill Gill, Brien Thirley, Marcus Hale, David Low and Terry Willesee 1970’s Peter Waltham, Neil Watson, Russell Goodrick, Greg Pearce, David Ellery, Peter Newman, Rick Ardon and Terry Willesee 1980’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr, Jeff Newman, Yvette Mooney, Steve Taylor, Dick Tombs, Paula Voce, Reece Whitby and Jeff Newman 1990’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr and Yvette Mooney 2000’s Rick Ardon, Susannah Carr, Yvette Mooney, Sally Bowrey, Emmy Kubainski and Samantha Jolly ABW-2 News readers over the decades 1960’s James Fisher, Ian Beatty, Earl Reeve, Clive Hale, Peter Harrison, Jeff Jeffery, Michael Palmer, John Harper-Nelson and George Manning 1970’s Earl Reeve, David Hawkes, Peter Harrison, John Harper-Nelson, Peter Holland, Dave Ellery, Peter Newman, George Manning, Eion Cameron and Murray Jennings 1980’s David Hawkes, Peter Holland, Anne Conti, Robyn Johnson and Ruth Walker 1990’s Peter Holland, Deborah Knight and Deborah Kennedy 2000’s Deborah Kennedy, Tom Baddeley, Paul Lockyer, Alicia Gorey, Craig Smart and Karina Carvalho STW-9 News readers over the decades 1960’s Walter Pym (Opening Night), Alan Graham, Jeff Newman, Lloyd Lawson, Peter Dean and Trevor Sutton 1970’s Peter Barlow, Neil Watson, and Russell Goodrick 1980’s Greg Pearce, Russell Goodrick, Valerie Davies, Anne Conti and Peter Waltham 1990’s Peter Waltham, Christine Parker, Liam Bartlett, Mikayla Turner, Tina Altieri, Terry Willesee, Peter Holland and Tina Altieri 2000’s Peter Holland, Dixie Marshall, Sonia Vinci, Greg Pearce and Dixie Marshall NEW-10 News readers over the decades 1980’s Greg Pearce and Gina Pickering 1990’s Greg Pearce, Claudia Saenz, Rachel McNally, Mikayla Turner and Christina Morrissey 2000’s Greg Pearce and Christina Morrissey, Celina Edmonds, Ron Wilson, Tim Webster and Charmaine Dragun (via Sydney) 2008 Narelda Jacobs (moved back to Perth) 2011 Craig Smart and Narelda Jacobs WA Television News Origins and Evolution

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