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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 […]

In 1963, TVW won the Television Society of Australia award for best “Television News Item – MANHUNT”. There was much public anxiety in Perth in 1963 as serial murderer Eric Edgar Cooke, nicknamed The Night Caller, terrorised the city. A man who had committed 22 violent crimes between 1959 and 1963, eight of which resulted […]

Ahh not again” When I arrived at Epsom Ave in Belmont, there was, as far as the eye could see, dozens and dozens of Swan taxis and police cars down the whole length of the ave….called back to Darcy…and he sent Don H. … We ended up in Gnagarra pine plantation to where Robinson had escaped, and spent the night with TVW 4 wheel drive with generator and lights on the roof searching for the villain…..continued through to the following afternoon and he was eventually captured in a bush block in Beechboro ?

Please be watching TVW Channel 7 tonight at 8:30pm (Friday October 16th, 2009) for Seven’s 50th anniversary special titled “7 Perth The First 50 Years”. This fast moving, informative and entertaining special will bring back many fond memories of TVW in the early years. It will also be an education for the younger viewers who […]

The Senior News – October 2009

Posted by ken On October - 16 - 2009

Page 10 of the October 2009 issue of The Senior News features an article by Annie Lee about our web page team. This gives credit to the many former management and staff who have contributed photos and stories. Throughout the past 8 months, we have also been in constant contact with TVW Promotions Manager Jill […]

3 Days to Go – The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 13 - 2009

3 Days to Go before TVW’s 50th Annversary special. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way we watched the world. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever […]

TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr)

Posted by ken On October - 12 - 2009

Jan Farr was the Secretary to the Programme Manager and a Script Assistant with TVW Channel Seven between 1959 and 1964. Jan is also the sister of TVW on-air personality, Sales representative and Radio 6IX Manager David Farr. TVW EARLY HISTORY – Jan Rogers (nee Farr) I worked for TVW in the very early years […]

Please note that the Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) is a separate entity from this web site. We are promoting AMMPT’s exhibition because they share a common interest in television heritage matters. A free public exhibition is currently running at the Fremantle Arts Centre, entitled “50 years of television broadcasting in Western Australia”. […]

Patti Rock (nee Nicholas) worked in both the Accounts and Production Departments at TVW Channel Seven between 1965 and 1969. Patti kindly provided the following information and photos… I arrived at Seven in 1965 working in the ‘front’ office as a ledger machinist. Alf Binks was my immediate boss. I ventured onto the newly acquired […]

The First 50 Years

Posted by ken On October - 7 - 2009

A preview of TVW’s 50th Annversary special. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way we watched the world. 50 years ago on October 16, 1959 West Australians took part in an historic occasion. A single moment altered forever the way […]


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