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Channel Nine’s New Home

Monday 19th September, 2016, is the first day of Channel Nine Perth’s operation from its new home at the top of St George’s Terrace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAiu0FqaZvE Preview YouTube video Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New Studios Highlights of First Day at Nine Perth’s New Studios

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The End of TVW Seven

Thank you to Ken McKay, Andrew Bainbridge and the team at TV History for providing AMMPT with the following photos of the demolition of TVW Seven. AMMPT was able to to save some items for the Museum.                                                                              …

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Life and Work on the Other Side of Your TV Screen

Engineering TVW7 in the 1960s and 1970s http://watvhistory.com/2015/03/life-and-work-on-the-other-side-of-your-tv-screen/ The Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) not only conduct the Sunday morning Classic Movies at the Cygnet Cinema once a month, but also have regular In Focus Presentations, where historians or veterans of cinema or television describe some facet of their respective industries. This month AMMPT was graced with the presence of John Quicke, a former Chief Engineer at TVW Channel 7, who oversaw…

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ABC radio and TV Perth (1960-2005)

Former ABC Radio and TV Studios in Perth, Western Australia (1960-2005) The ABC in Perth managed for many years with substandard accommodation until purpose built facilities were constructed for both radio and for the introduction of public owned television in Western Australia in 1960. The ABC moved to the Supreme Court Gardens in 1937   Rehearsing at Broadcast House in the Supreme Court Gardens   Announcer Godfrey Carter at the 6WN desk in 1939  …

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TVW Opening – October 16th 1959

TVW Opening – October 16th 1959 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…

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