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A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth

A Historic Era of Television Activity is Coming to a Close for Seven Perth     Perth's three commercial television stations established their studios at one of the highest points in the metropolitan area, so they could had ...

Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon

Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon Coralie Condon and Max Kay judging Stars of the Future     Coralie Condon died peacefully at Castledare Nursing Home on 24 December, 2014, aged 99. Only a ...

Doug Burton Tribute – Part 1 of 6

DOUGIE FLYPAST By Stuart Joynt     Douglas Joseph Burton MBE – what an extraordinary man, what an extraordinary life.     Footballer, cricketer, baseballer, pilot, father, father-figure, grandfather, photographer extraordinaire and master planner.     It won’t come ...

Gordon McColl

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009
Gordon McColl – TVW Cameraman and Director 1959 – 1975 Gordon McColl was very active taking photographs of shows, personalities and crew members during the early days of our television history. He was well placed, being one of the two studio cameramen on the opening night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 (the other cameraman was Richard Ashton). The collection of photos here represents an insiders view of daily happenings in the studios and during recreation time. Gordon McColl, John D. Brown and Richard Ashton Gordon was not only an early cameraman, but also the director of Club Seventeen...

Brian Williams

Posted by ken On March - 11 - 2009
BRIAN WILLIAMS TVW PRODUCER DIRECTOR 1959 – 1967 and 1978 – 1979 Brian Williams came to Australia in 1951 and joined the ABC in Melbourne. He trained in television at Melbourne Technical College and the ABC TV Training School in Sydney. Brian rose rapidly from studio supervisor to producer and director and as the youngest producer/director in Australia at that time, he was responsible for a broad range of productions. At age 25, Brian was invited to join the newly established TVW where his creative flair was put to good use in generating many innovative local productions. The liberty...

TVW Opening

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009
Compiled by Richard Ashton   When it was announced that television would start in Western Australia there was much interest in the community, many people had seen television or had been told of it by friends living in Victoria and New South Wales. Because of the interest in the 1956 Olympics which the course was televised, and largely reported in those states television media, it had sparked the interest. Many eastern states people had bought television sets and it was reported they were becoming avid TV viewers. This too had sparked interest in other non TV states, Queensland, South Australia...

Kevin Campbell AM

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009
FORMER TVW CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR TVW was a case where talented individuals could rise through the ranks to fill the highest roles. Most executives at some point or other gained experience close to the work face. None more so that Kevin Campbell, who started as a technician and later became the Chairman and Managing Director of TVW Enterprises Ltd (Channel Seven Perth). Where else could the person in the top position have the skills to walk into an operational area and demonstrate a full knowledge and experience in that area? For 35 years, Kevin was involved in the broadcasting industry...

Sir James Cruthers

Posted by admin On March - 10 - 2009
TVW’s FIRST GENERAL MANAGER Sir James Cruthers, born in Cottesloe, began a long career in the media and entertainment fields as a journalist at the Perth Daily News, after his war service in the RAAF. In 1958 he became General Manager of Perth’s first television station TVW Channel 7 and later Chairman. He retired as Chairman and Managing Director in 1981 and became Chairman of the Australian Film Commission. In 1983 Sir James accepted a position at News American Publishing Inc as personal advisor to Mr Rupert Murdoch and worked with Mr Murdoch for seven years in New York, London and...

Historic Vision

Posted by admin On March - 8 - 2009
TVW VISION OF STATION DEVELOPMENTS AND CHANGES Construction of TVW transmitter and studios, followed by the station opening. Project Teleview is a TVW documentary, which tells how the station came about from license application, right through to the first transmission. This TVW News production was scripted by Coralie Condon, presented by Geoff Walker, filmed by Tom Hall and Keith Milner and edited by Jim Healy. Richard Ashton details the events encapsulated here, in his first person account of TVW’s origins, which can be found by selecting the “TVW Opening” post. Thirty three years later,...

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