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Jim Atkinson Tribute

Posted by ken On March - 28 - 2009

Friends of the late Jim Atkinson pay tribute to a much loved friend, colleague and entertainer. Audrey Long (nee Barnaby) and Coralie Condon advised that Jim Atkinson started in Albany Radio 6VA and later moved to Perth Radio 6PR, and also played in a band, whilst both Gordon McColl and Colm O’Doherty mentioned that Jim […]

Jeff Newman

Posted by ken On March - 18 - 2009

Jeff Newman Jeff Newman and his brother Peter grew up in the Perth suburbs of South Perth, Wembley and Tuart Hill. They were raised by their war widow mother Margaret, who was a strong influence on both boys. Jeff started his broadcasting career in radio, and was an announcer with 6GE Geraldton and 6PM in […]

Gary Carvolth

Posted by ken On March - 16 - 2009

Gary Carvolth Gary Carvolth commenced his career in radio and television whilst still in his early teens. Audrey Barnaby, Wynn Maguire, Russell Sage and Gary Carvolth celebrate Gary’s 21st Birthday Gary, along with David Farr and Audrey Barnaby, were part of Lloyd Lawson’s team presenting the TVW ‘Today’ show, which ran from the 14th of […]

Audrey Long (nee Barnaby)

Posted by ken On March - 15 - 2009

Audrey Long (nee Barnaby) Audrey Barnaby appeared in Coralie Condon’s 1958 stage production of The Good Oil at the Playhouse theatre. Coralie was also aware of Audrey’s considerable experience in the cosmetics field, so encouraged her involvement with TV make-up. Then following an impromptu audition, after which Audrey gained a position as an on-air presenter […]

Coralie Condon

Posted by ken On March - 13 - 2009

THE FIRST LADY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION Jean Hunsley, Coralie Condon, Penny Hoes and Carolyn Noble Coralie Condon was interested in theatre from an early age. Even while she was a ledger machinist with the Public Works Dept, she was producing shows at the Playhouse Theatre, Perth in her spare time. She went to Sydney […]


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