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Luise Nelthorpe (nee Borsje) – Secretary

Posted by ken On October - 2 - 2009

From 1971 to 1976, Luise Borsje was the Secretary to TVW’s Chief Executive Officer Max Bostock, part of the production team and also involved in setting up the inaugural Xmas Pageant and Director Gerry Swift’s Assistant on “It’s Academic” with Jeff Newman. Luise kindly emailed this story of a period of high productivity at TVW […]

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection

Posted by ken On July - 28 - 2009

Geoff Stewart’s TVW staff photo collection Engineering 1995 – Presentation Demolition Crew This was taken on the evening (at about 4am) we move the old Presentation suite to a temporary location in video tapes ready to start the construction of the new Stereo Presentation. Left to right – Frank Gradisen, Allen Smith, Geoff Stewart, Graeme […]

Elizabeth Black (nee Cater)

Posted by ken On May - 24 - 2009

  Elizabeth Cater and Gary Carvolth co-hosting Club 7 Teen in 1962 Elizabeth Cater and Carolyn Noble have been friends since childhood. Talk about 6 degrees of separation. The early women presenters at Channel Seven, Barbara Robinson, Kath Lavan, Pam Leuba, Carolyn and Elizabeth all had a connection. They either knew each other at school, […]

Steve Thompson Collection

Posted by ken On May - 21 - 2009

Being a still photograher gave Steve the opportunity to capture the on-air antics and publicity shorts of various personalities. … Dawn Lake’s most enduring character was Ethel, here shown reliving her popular Country Cousins sketch with Stuart standing in for the deadpan John Maras, as Ethel in her cardy and headscarf, urging her mute cousin Mary with her catchphrase, "You tell ‘em, luv!

Marion Leyer (nee Greiling)

Posted by ken On May - 19 - 2009

Breaking the glass ceiling… Promotion based solely on merit – working her way up from valued secretary and production assistant to Production Manager of two Perth television stations. Marion Greiling arrived in Perth in 1954, aged 12. Five years before the introduction of television to Western Australia. Marion at the original Vision Switching Console in […]

Trina Brown Collection

Posted by ken On May - 10 - 2009

Bob Finkle Collection

Posted by ken On April - 15 - 2009

Cameraman and director Bob Finkle worked at TVW from 1967 to 1979, during which time he was involved in many studio and outside broadcast productions. These ranged from sporting to variety programs, and included the pioneering black and white era, right through to the introduction of colour television and beyond. Bob Finkle Bob has kindly provided […]

Shane Nugent Collection

Posted by ken On April - 8 - 2009

Shane Nugent worked in the TVW videotape area from 1974 to 2004, during which time Channel 7 made the transition to colour. Videotape equipment evolved considerably during this period from quadraplex two inch low-band black and white reel to reel, to two inch high-band colour reel to reel and cassette machines, which were then followed […]

Jim Atkinson Collection

Posted by ken On March - 28 - 2009

Jim started with Seven in 1960, after Rolf Harris left, joining Carolyn Noble and Judy Lee on Children’s Channel Seven. By the time Trina Williams (nee Brown) became hostess of Children’s Channel 7, Jim Atkinson had the on-air persona of Captain Jim and performed along with good friend Colm O’Doherty (as Seaman O’Doherty). Taffy the […]

Peter Croft Collection

Posted by ken On March - 18 - 2009

Peter Croft worked in Engineering and Operations at TVW from 1966 to 1999, during which time he participated in the pioneering black and white era of valves, right through the technologic transition of transistors, integrated circuits, colour television, stereo sound, automation to centralised networked programming. During this time he both operated and maintained the equipment, […]


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