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ABC TV Perth Celebrates 50 Years of Television

Posted by ken On March - 29 - 2010

ABC TV PERTH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF TELEVISION On Friday 7 May, 2010 ABC Television in Perth will celebrate its 50 year anniversary. To mark this monumental occasion, ABC Perth is bringing together past and present staff for an ‘afternoon tea’ reunion at the ABC studios, 30 Fielder Street, East Perth on Sunday 16th May […]

Passing of David Gladwell

Posted by ken On March - 15 - 2010

Unfortunately another of our STW mates, former journalist – DAVID GLADWELL – has taken his Final journey.” The funeral was on Tuesday, 16 March 2010 at 11.30am – Karrakatta’s Norfolk Chappel Please pass on this news to your other STW mates. Regards June Holmes 15.3.2010 David Miles Gladwell 1938-2010 Former News Editor Terry Spence reports […]

The First 50 Years – Part 1

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

The West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement published on Friday October 16, 2009…. Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If […]

The First 50 Years – Part 2

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

Continuing the West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement… Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If you do not have Adobe’s […]

The First 50 Years – Part 3

Posted by ken On February - 3 - 2010

Continuing the West Australian newspaper’s TVW 50th Anniversary supplement… Courtesy of WA Newspapers If you have difficulty viewing the following PDF files then you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose “Download to Disk,” “Save Target As…,” or the equivalent. If you do not have Adobe’s […]

ABC to launch a 24-hour TV News channel in 2010.

Posted by ken On January - 21 - 2010

The ABC will launch Australia’s first free-to-air 24-hour television news channel in 2010. The news channel will be launched on the ABC’s HD channel, adding to the range of services offered by the broadcaster on ABC1, ABC2 and ABC3. Further details of the new channel, including the program schedule and launch date, will be outlined […]

ABW Channel 2 – 50th Anniversary

Posted by ken On December - 24 - 2009

On Saturday May 7, 1960, ABW Channel 2 in Perth opened. Broadcasting began with radio and when moving pictures were added it became television. Both started as wireless but now are delivered by an ever increasing variety of means. Analogue broadcasts have evolved into high definition digital signals being delivered terrestrially or by satellite, and […]

Tribute to Jack Wong Sue

Posted by ken On November - 16 - 2009

Most of you may already have heard but for those who worked at Channel 9 in the old days, you will be saddened to hear of the passing (today) of JACK WONG SUE.     Jack was known as the Host of the Channel 9 program called Down Under. The following has been passed to me by […]

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 […]


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