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Tribute to Maestro Peter Piccini (1936-2011)

Posted by ken On October - 15 - 2011

Tribute to Maestro Peter Piccini (1936-2011) The renowned Peter Piccini, Perth’s internationally acclaimed virtuoso of the piano accordion, pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and master of music, passed away on Tuesday October 11th, 2011, at Murdoch Community Hospice, which is part of St John of God Hospital, and situated within the hospital’s grounds in the Perth […]

Saving our Cinema and Television Heritage

Posted by ken On August - 20 - 2011

It could be asked what priority does society give to preserving our heritage? For if it wasn’t for the advances in the past, there would be no building blocks for the future. Some one had to be the pioneers, to accept the challenges and forge ahead so that we now can benefit. How sad it […]

Pixie Hale – Dancer, Singer and Actress

Posted by ken On July - 5 - 2011

The dance studios of the late 1950’s through the 1960’s and beyond have been a wonderful resource for TVW-7, providing dancers and choreographers for Children’s Channel 7, Stars of the Future, Invitation to the Dance, The Nutcracker, The Good Oil, In Perth Tonight, Teen Beat, Club 7 Teen, the Christmas Pageant, and lots more. ABW-2 […]

Tribute to Vick Evans (1952-2011)

Posted by ken On April - 19 - 2011

June Holmes, formerly of STW Publicity & Programs solemnly advised that the highly respected and well liked Vick Evans has passed away. June said that Vick was a friendly and jovial work mate who, after working for a number of years at STW-9, became CEO of the Constable Care program for 14 years, and sadly […]

2011 Archibald Prize

Posted by ken On April - 5 - 2011

West Australian artist Greg Baker has entered a portrait titled ‘Peter Harries Presents’ as a candidate for the 2011 Archibald Prize, the nation’s best-known portraiture prize. Finalists for the prize will be named on April 8 and the winner on April 15. Gallery staff member Stuart Watters looks on at the recently unpacked portrait of […]

Latest Tweets from WA TV History

Posted by ken On November - 30 - 2010

Been busy uploading lots of history related videos and articles to the internet. Please find below a list of links for those who may be interested… WA TV History’s Twitter page can be found at… http://twitter.com/watvhistory WA TV History’s YouTube page can be found at… http://www.youtube.com/watvhistory watvhistory Tribute to Former ABC Site in Perth (1960-2005) […]

Peter Harries reminisces

Posted by ken On September - 30 - 2010

Dr Peter Harries describes himself as “an entertainment host, poet, musician and raconteur”. He is a well known Perth celebrity, having spent many years in the TV and entertainment industries, among many others ventures. Peter Harries reminisces about his television origins at STW Channel 9 Though Peter gained formal training in television techniques, it was […]

Tribute to Veronica Overton-Low

Posted by ken On September - 26 - 2010

Veronica Overton-Low (1944-2010) Today, Dr Peter Harries conveyed the sad news of the passing of his long time friend Veronica Overton-Low. Her sister Jacquie said that she suffered a fatal heart attack this morning. Peter reports that they remained very close over the years and that Veronica was his wife Patricia May’s best friend. Veronica […]

STW Channel 9 Roll-Call now available

Posted by ken On August - 23 - 2010

The STW Channel 9 roll call of past and present staff is now available. While every effort is made to preserve the correctness of the details, some errors or omissions may slip through. Please inform us via our Contact page of any anomalies. . List of all identified present and former STW staff. If you […]

Vale Ken Stronach

Posted by ken On April - 28 - 2010

Please be advised that we have ‘lost’ another one of our 1960s staff members – Ken Stronach. Ken was Company Secretary for STW Channel 9 when we first opened in 1965. Ken was a keen golfer… who married but had no children. There will be a Service (only) on Friday, April 30 at… Oakwood Funeral […]


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