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National Science Week 2017

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National Science Week 2017

National Science Week 2017 Wireless Hill Museum Date: Sunday 20 August 2017 Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm There were a number of displays on show which tracked various technology over the ages. These were spread between two of the main buildings at Wireless Hill. The main room contained a telecommunications exhibit, whilst the smaller cottage housed the VHF Group, Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Society, WA Hearing Centre, and the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) VHF Group, Vintage Wireless and Gramophone Society, WA...

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Archival information

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Thank you to WATVHistory  and Ken McKay for the following information. Whilst working at TVW in 1972 I had the opportunity to chat with the late Ken Alexander about some 16mm footage he was editing. It involved the Ambassadors Theatre, which was about to close and be demolished. Years later in a conversation with Barry Goldman he explained that he was an old friend of Ken’s, who had provided him with a VHS tape of his footage that was titled “Great Picture Palaces of the Past”. In total there is footage of seven cinemas, of which most...

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Capitol Radio; Capital Events

Posted by on 4-04-15 in Archives, History | 0 comments

This interview was first broadcast on Thursday April 2nd, 2015, on the Capital Radio 101.7 FM show called Capital Events presented by Dale James and Tony Howes.   More about this show can be found at…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMdDauJBj-A   Capital Radio 101.7 FM in Perth – Capital Events    Tony Howes and Dale James explain what they are trying to achieve by informing and entertaining seniors in Perth, Western Australia, in presenting their popular magazine style radio program, Capital Events.   A program that can now be heard...

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Tour of AMMPT(WA)’s new website

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AMMPT now has a newly designed web site

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STW9 Perth Tour

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STW9 Perth Tour

STW Perth is owned by WIN Corporation and affiliated to the Nine Network. The call sign STW stands for Swan Television, Western Australia. STW-9 broadcasts from a transmitter mast located in Walliston in the Perth Hills beyond Kalamunda. Its operational base and studios are located at 9 Gay Street, Dianella, across the road from Seven’s studios with approximately 150 staff working at the station. STW9 commenced broadcasting on 12 June 1965 and was the second commercial television station in Perth. Members of the Australian Museum of Motion...

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Alec Coles OBE

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Alec Coles OBE

The June 2013 presentation was a talk by the WA Museum Chief Executive Officer Alec Coles OBE on Special Purpose Community Museums. Alec Coles was a museum director from the United Kingdom with 30 years of experience in the cultural and heritage sectors in the UK, before being appointed director of the Western Australian Museum in 2009.Mr Coles is keen to ensure the WA Museum plays a significant role in the lives of the people of WA and, of course, its visitors. He said, “The museum must function as a visitor attraction, scientific and...

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Dianna Hammond

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2011 the AMMPT members were invited to attend an entertaining evening featuring Dianna Hammond. Dianna began her extensive and varied professional career as Weather Presenter and children’s host on the Super Flying Fun Show during her six years with STW Channel Nine in Perth . Since then she went on to perform internationally, with her singing and musical entertainment taking her to 26 countries, at Australian events and for the British military. Now based in Sydney and retaining a close involvement in the television industry, Dianna...

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In Focus Meetings

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In Focus meetings are held monthly at the East Victoria Park RSL Hall, Fred Bell Parade, Bentley on the third Wednesday of each month between 7 pm and 10 pm. 2015 IN FOCUS PRESENTATIONS    AMMPT WESTERN REGION’s next In-Focus presentation for Wednesday the 19th AUGUST: Roll Up! Roll Up! for the next exciting episode of AMMPT’s inFocus Cinema History. This time Roy is our Screen Master revealing the fantastic tricks of the 3D Cinema trade.The Magic of virtual space and distance, The Thrill of the chase, the Fear of falling, The...

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2014 Movies: Singin’ in the rain

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2014 Movies: Singin’ in the rain

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Debbie Reynolds A glorious classic film musical. In 1927, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) are the darlings of the silent silver screen. Offscreen, Don, aided by his happy-go-lucky friend and piano accompanist, Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor), has to dodge Lina’s romantic overtures, especially when he falls for chorus girl Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds). With the advent of sound in motion pictures, it is decided to turn Don and Lina’s new film into a “talkie” and a...

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50th Anniversary of Television in Western Australia: a Message from Rolf Harris

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50th Anniversary of Television in Western Australia: a Message from Rolf Harris

50th Anniversary of Television in Western Australia: a Message from Rolf Harris In 2006, it was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia. The Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) commemorated this occasion with two events. The first was an exhibition in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall in October 2006, and the second, a reunion for Perth television stations with TVW7, ABW2 and STW9 being represented. Rolf Harris kindly recorded a 15 minute message for replay at this reunion, which was held at the Italian Club in...

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