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Vic Basham

Movie Showman Vic Basham from Wongan Hills, died on Wednesday 14th October, 2020, in the Northam Palliative care unit, after suffering Alzheimer’s for the last 10 years. Over his career, he had been actively involved in cinema from Perth into the regional areas and Wongan Hills in particular.  When television was introduced to Western Australia, Vic became involved as a cine camera news gatherer for TVW Channel 7 and later was involved with NEW Channel…

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Eulogy to Max Bostock by Harvey Deegan

Eulogy to Max Bostock (1927-2018) by Harvey DeeganOne man at TVW Channel 7 in Perth was pivotal to many big television productions from Western Australia.  Particularly their origins and success.* The Channel Seven Telethon* Annual Christmas Pageant  * Bob Hope Special from Perth Entertainment Centre* Miss Universe Quest from Perth Entertainment Centre…and many more…Max Bostock MBE, former CEO of TVW Enterprises (and many other important posts) passed away peacefully on 30th October, 2018.His funeral was…

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Anthony (Tony) G Evans

ANTHONY G EVANS (1931-2018) Born 6 July 1931 died 3 January 2018 aged 86, journalist and author Anthony (Tony) Evans worked as a writer, reporter, presenter and producer for ABC radio and television in Western Australia between 1961 and 1989 before leaving the ABC to concentrate on freelance writing. Born in Surrey in 1931 he started his working life as a purser with the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). Soon after he became…

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John K Watts 1937-2017

John was educated at Maylands State School along with another football legend Graham Farmer. Like John, his father was a policeman and great gag teller. At age 19 he followed the family tradition and joined the Police Force in 1956. John started playing football at a young age with the Bayswater Junior Football Club. After playing a few reserves matches, Watts debuted for the Royals on a half back flank against Subiaco at the age…

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Helen Jamieson

In 2013, we had the opportunity to record the reminiscences of former ABC veterans Keith Gerrans, Helen Jamieson and Michaella Collingwood.   Sadly, Helen Jamieson passed away on Boxing Day, 2016.    Marie Sullivan kindly alerted other ABC veterans.   We have here a few items that Helen recalled from her working days at the ABC, before the introduction of ABC television on Saturday 7th May, 1960.    From 1937 to 1960, the ABC in…

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