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Part 1 – Tribute to Coralie Condon (1915-2014)

Posted by ken On January - 22 - 2015

    Coralie Condon gently passed away at 7am on Christmas Eve 2014, aged 99, at the Castledare Retirement Village, in Wilson. Once the site of the Castledare Boys Home and still the location of the Castledare Miniature Railway. Coralie Condon (OAM)     Coralie was an actress, writer, composer, producer, presenter, business woman, the Grande Dame […]

November 20th, 2013 Gathering of TV and Cinema Folk

Posted by ken On February - 1 - 2014

    We wish everyone the very best for the festive season and take this opportunity to reflect on a number of events that made 2013 memorable. There were happy occasions when veterans of the Western Australian broadcasting, radio and cinema fraternity could mingle. One such venue has been provided by the Australian Museum of Motion […]

The Golden Years of TVW video presentation

Posted by ken On August - 27 - 2013

    A friendly gathering of television veterans and cinema folk was kindly hosted by the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) on Wednesday 21st of August, 2013. A 51 minute video covering the golden era of TVW was screened on this occasion. AMMPT President (WA) John Fuhrmann introduced the event     Gary Carvolth […]

“The Western Australian TV Pioneer and philanthropist Sir James Cruthers is the subject of the next AMMPT ‘inFocus’ presentation. On screen, we will see Sir James Cruthers himself, presenting anecdotes about key events from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. Other early TV personalities will add ‘behind the scenes’ stories to enrich the presentation. Sir […]

TVW Girls’ Picnic – April 2013

Posted by ken On June - 30 - 2013

TVW Girls’ Picnic – April 2013     For what is now becoming a regular event, former TVW secretaries and production ladies from the 1960s and 1970s, spent a special day reminiscing on the foreshore at Matilda Bay, on Saturday 20th April.     Luise Nelthorpe kindly reports that it was a lovely day, and unlike their […]

Tribute to Ross Mathews (1946-2013)

Posted by ken On June - 28 - 2013

Tribute to Ross Albert Mathews (1946-2013) Ross Mathews     Too often we report the passing of good people who are universally well liked, with attributes everyone would hope for in a husband, father, grandfather, friend and workmate.     We were saddened to learn from Keith Spice and Kevin Campbell that following a 12 month illness, […]

Coralie Condon’s 98th Birthday Party

Posted by ken On June - 23 - 2013

    Coralie Condon is an actress, writer, composer, producer, presenter, business woman, the Great Dame of Perth theatre and the First Lady of Western Australian Television. As a special treat, Rick Hearder and friends organised a party for Coralie on Sunday May 19th of May, 2013, to celebrate her 98th birthday. The party girl wearing […]

Analogue TV the End of an Era

Posted by ken On April - 22 - 2013

    Between 2010 and 2013, Digital will replace Analogue PAL TV transmissions in Australia. There won’t be much choice as analogue is being switched off in stages across the nation. Analogue has served us well over the years, but like the typewriter, steam train and horse and cart, technology has progressed and old methods give […]

Tribute to Peter Dean (1937 – 2013)

Posted by ken On March - 19 - 2013

Peter Dean     The local broadcasting legend Peter Dean passed away in the early hours of 13th of March 2013 at St John of God Hospital Murdoch, aged almost 76, following a short and courageous battle with Motor Neuron Disease. 7News : Peter Dean dies 7NEWS One of the great stars of West Australian television […]

    On Saturday 19th January 2013, the Channel TEN Perth News helicopter was filming a truck rollover on Weir Road at Baskerville, in Perth’s Swan Valley, when it was forced to make an emergency landing. TEN News Helicopter Crash – Sat 19th Jan 2013 WA TV History On Saturday 19th January 2013, the Channel TEN […]


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