Obituaries

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The First Lady of Western Australian Television

Posted by on 2-02-15 in Obituaries | 0 comments

The First Lady of Western Australian Television

THE FIRST LADY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION Coralie Condon was interested in theatre from an early age. Even while she was a ledger machinist with the Public Works Dept, she was producing shows at the Playhouse Theatre, Perth in her spare time. She went to Sydney and wrote children’s television programmes for the ABC., before returning to Perth in 1959 where she was involved in selection of staff for the opening of Channel Seven.                             In the 10...

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Doug Burton

Posted by on 11-11-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Doug Burton

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 as a surprise to anyone that Doug actually wanted to be a sports journalist and so it’s completely predictable that he created Australia’s first super group of what today we’d call photo journalists. The main supporting video was written by Richard Ashton with an introduction by Gordon McColl. The Atom Bomb expedition photo...

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Peter Hartland

Posted by on 9-09-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Peter Hartland

Peter Hartland  (1927-2014) Late of 1A Pembroke St, Bicton WA 6157. Pioneering Western Australian Peter Hartland toured his marionette shows extensively throughout Australia – and on retirement passed the tradition, skill and puppets on to Leon Hendroff of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in Fremantle. These words from Brian Muhling as he reflects on Peter’s life and family……..  I knew the Hartland family well through Terry the oldest of the four boys. I met Terry in 1954 when I wanted to buy an 8mm camera and he steered me in the...

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Paddy Baker

Posted by on 8-08-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Paddy Baker

                              Clarence Patrick (Paddy) Baker (1898-1986), picture-show man and theatre proprietor, was born in 1898 at Matlock, Victoria. Around 1901 he moved with his family to Western Australia, living first at Gwalia and then at Yundamindera.  His parents separated and at the age of 8 he went with his father to Mount Morgans on the Murchison goldfields, north of Kalgoorlie. At Sandstone, Paddy attended the local convent school and worked for...

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Sir James Cruthers

Posted by on 8-08-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Sir James Cruthers

A Western Australian TV Pioneer and philanthropist. On screen, we will see Sir James Cruthers himself, presenting anecdotes about key events from 1959 until his retirement in 1981. Other early TV personalities will add ‘behind the scenes’ stories to enrich the presentation.   Richard Ashton, Gordon McColl and Ken McKay have undertaken a labour of love in researching and organising the material in this rich vein of WA Television History.                            ...

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Eddie Herbert (- 2009)

Posted by on 8-08-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Eddie Herbert (- 2009)

It is with deep regret we note the passing of Eddie Herbert, the operator of the Cygnet Cinema in Como. A real gentleman and a true ambassador of the cinema industry. It was with Eddie’s support that we have been able to run the increasingly popular shows at the Cygnet Cinema. He passed away on the 14th of May 2009 at 3am after a short encounter with an aggressive cancer. Eddie Herbert in front of Cygnet...

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Brian Williams

Posted by on 8-08-14 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Brian Williams

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...

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John Bowring

Posted by on 11-11-12 in Obituaries | 0 comments

John Bowring

by Darryl Binning The sudden death of a long time personal cinematographer colleague and a foundation interstate AMMPT member John Bowring A.C.S. John established the respected industry equipment supplier, Melbourne based LEMAC and subsequently opening a branch office in Sydney. John had a close association with GTV in Melbourne and shot the original film segments for the Paul Hogan Show. John was passionate about preserving the heritage of the Australian film & television industry and had established a display of memorabilia in his...

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Lindsay Peet (1939-2012)

Posted by on 11-11-12 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Lindsay Peet (1939-2012)

AMMPT member Lindsay Peet recently had the honour of being made a Fellow of The Library Board of Western Australia, one of only 18 persons to receive this award since it was instituted in 1984. At a gathering at the State Library of WA, which included our new Regional Branch President, Ross McDonald, the Library Board Chairman, Professor Matthew Allen, said that Lindsay was “a great friend, generous supporter and contributor to the State’s heritage collections, and a passionate advocate” for the conservation. Lindsay’s...

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RON TUTT ( 1924-2011)

Posted by on 11-11-11 in Obituaries | 0 comments

RON TUTT ( 1924-2011)

 It is with great sadness that AMMPT notes the passing of Ron Tutt (1924-2011) a well known and respected Perth cinema identity. Ron was born in Tasmania where his father was a government photographer. He was to pursue a career as a pilot in England, prior to the second world war. During the war he flew sorties throughout Europe and North Africa employing photographic skills he had acquired for photo reconnaissance. After the war, he worked as a professional photographer in England, before heading to Hollywood in 1957, where he trained as a...

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