Content feed Comments Feed


Posted by ken On March - 9 - 2009


We wish to express our appreciation to the following past and present television personnel who have provided us with the necessary information and content to make this TV web site possible.

Richard Ashton and Gordon McColl, who were TVW’s studio cameramen on the opening night (October 16, 1959), and rose through the ranks to become program directors, and hold a variety of other important roles. 

The highly experienced and respected cinematographer Peter Goodall, who was a pioneering news cameraman from day one at TVW. Peter’s father Leith Goodall was a freelance cameraman for Movietone cinema newsreels, and brother Mike followed in the family footsteps as a cinematographer for both Channels Seven and Nine. 

TVW’s first News Editor, Darcy Farrell, under whose watch many television reporters cut their journalistic teeth, and went onto grand achievements in newsrooms wide and far. 

Stuart Joynt, who holds the record of being news director at most capital city TV stations (TVW7, SAS10, ADS7 and founding news director at NEW10). 

Bill McKenzie (TVW film, programming, general manager, then managing director of ATV for Rupert Murdoch in Melbourne, and finally managing director of Perth’s NEW Ten when it opened. 

Brian Williams provided much detail about the pioneering programs which he produced and directed.

Coralie Condon and Audrey Long (nee Barnaby) for their reminiscences about the early audition process, their involvement in the woman’s programs and insight into early variety and talent shows. 

Carolyn Tannock (nee Noble) for providing great insight into the early days of Channel 7 and her involvement with the children’s and woman’s programs, and the many personalities she worked with.

Marion Leyer provided insight into the plethora of successful locally produced TVW programs.

Keith Mackenzie detailed the many projects he was involved in as a producer and/or director.

The early STW personality and academic, Dr Peter Harries for his reminiscences and access to his extensively researched thesis entitled: “From Local ‘Live’ Production Houses to Relay Stations: A History of Commercial Television in Perth, Western Australia 1958-1990″. 

Jill Glass for maintaining the TVW roll call and Lesley Bradford, Bill Beaton, Jenny Alford, Jan Maher, Gordon McColl, Bill McKenzie, Darcy Farrell, Stuart Joynt and Nigel Felangue for researching many names for the TVW roll call.  Lesley Bradford’s network of past and present TVW staff has been a considerable asset.

TVW Channel 7, Gordon McColl, Tom Creamer, Peter Croft, Jan Maher, Shane Nugent, Kerry Cook, Geoff Stewart, Brian Williams and Peter Goodall for supplying photos.

Peter Croft also provided much information about how TVW’s technical facilities evolved from the 1970’s to the turn of the century.

Geoff Stewart also provided the TVW test pattern and a number of old caption cards.

Not to forget the kind assistance offered by Sadie Purser, who is conducting research for TVW’s 50th anniversary. 

Access to the late Neville Wynne’s photographic record of TVW sets and on-air personalities, enabled us to present a number of rare television glimpses from a bygone era.

Access to the Frank Evans collection of early TVW photographs taken shortly after the opening in 1959.

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/65/3837765/tmp/sess_a7cktjlr7vhks09ihv8m055du5, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0