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WA TV History This is the opening number of ‘The Good Oil’ a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon and first performed on stage at Perth’s Playhouse Theatre in 1958.

… WA TV History This number was from the 1965 TVW Channel 7 production of ‘The Good Oil’ (a musical comedy written by Coralie Condon) features Jill Perryman and Kevan Johnston.

The Seven Logo Hunt

Posted by ken On September - 27 - 2010

Andrew Bayley of TELEVISIONAU (http://www.televisionau.com) posed a question regarding a TV Week article from 1973 showing the Number 96 star Abigail, on a visit to Perth. Andrew was curious as the T-shirt she was wearing was emblazoned with the Circle 7 logo. A logo Andrew was familiar with in the eastern states, but not aware […]

TVW in 1973 Western Australia’s first television station TVW Channel 7 opened on October 16th, 1959. The second commercial station STW Channel 9 commenced full program broadcasts on June 12th, 1965. There was a long pause before the third commercial station NEW Channel 10 opened on May 20, 1988. STW in 1988 All commercial stations […]

TVW Reunion Photos courtesy of Nigel Felangue

Posted by ken On December - 2 - 2009

Carolyn Noble will be remembered as a popular personality who started with the children’s programs and became involved with the woman’s shows and the Logie Award winning Stars of he Future.

04.jpg Audrey Barnaby has enjoyed a close and continuous relationship with Coralie Condon from the 1958 stage production of Coralie’s musical comedy ‘The Good Oil’ to the establishment of the make-up section and on-air presentation for the woman’s programs.

8 Years with 7 in the 60’s by Brian Harrison-Lever

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

EIGHT YEARS WITH SEVEN IN THE SIXTIES Brian Harrison-Lever Brian Harrison-Lever with Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) After returning from a 4 year working holiday in the UK in 1963 I made an application for a job as a Set Designer with Perth’s new, commercial television station, TVW Channel Seven. I was interviewed by the then […]

A message from Rolf Harris

Posted by ken On November - 14 - 2009

In 2006, it was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia. The Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) commemorated this occasion with two events. The first was an exhibition in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall in October 2006, and the second, a reunion for Perth television stations with TVW7, ABW2 and STW9 […]

TVW Reunion Photos courtesy of Annette Purvis

Posted by ken On November - 11 - 2009

Back in the 1970’s, Annette Grennell (nee Purvis) was a young performer on STARS OF THE FUTURE, a national half hour children’s variety program which received Logie Awards in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Annette also appeared during the MISS WEST COASTS, TELETHONS and sang the theme to FAT CAT’S FUN SHOW. Annette Purvis, Lynne […]

Val Sutherland reports…

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Val Sutherland (nee Amoore) worked in the Seven Publicity and Program Departments form 1979 to 1985 (Typist/Publicity Co-ordinator/Publicity Manager). Gerry Swift, Val Sutherland, Martin Trevor, Jo-Ann Ledger Val reports that, “My years at Channel 7 were so much fun and I was very fortunate to meet a group of fantastic people that are still my […]

Being paid to have fun by Tom Creamer TVW 1965 – 1996

Posted by ken On November - 8 - 2009

Thirty One of the Past Fifty Years 1965 – 1996 ( Being paid to have fun ) By Tom Creamer I joined TVW7 in December 1965. I’d recently migrated from England and was looking for work. I phoned the station on the off chance they might have a vacancy and was lucky enough to be […]

Coralie Condon’s Post TVW Reunion Get Together

Posted by ken On November - 2 - 2009

It started off as small tea party for Coralie Condon and Pixi Burke (nee Hale) to reminisce about the theatre, the performing arts and everything in general. Pam Leuba, Coralie Condon, Audrey Long and Pixi Burke Once word got out, it soon turned into a great post TVW reunion get together. Two people who missed […]


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