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Sir James Cruthers

Sir James Cruthers (1924-2015) passed away peacefully on Tuesday 13th October, aged 90.  Information from WATV History   He was the founder of TVW Channel Seven in Perth, the first television station in Western Australia which opened on Friday 16th October 1959.   Not only was Sir James a television pioneer, he was also an investor in Australian movies, and years later,  a party with Rupert Murdoch (as his personal assistant) in the acquisition of…

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Coralie Condon

Coralie with Allison Fyfe the Subject Specialist Music at the State Library of Western Australia

Our tribute first appeared on the WA TV History web site… Part 1 – Tribute to Coralie Condon (1915-2014) http://watvhistory.com/2015/01/part-1-tribute-to-coralie-condon-1915-2014/   Part 2 – Tribute to Coralie Condon (1915-2014) http://watvhistory.com/2015/01/part-2-tribute-to-coralie-condon-1915-2014/ We’ve also uploaded to YouTube highlights of her Funeral and Wake, which has friends reminiscing with stories about this extraordinary lady. Uploaded by watvhistory! This video is now on YouTube.   Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygH34ayNzQA Coralie was an actress, writer, composer, producer,…

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Obituaries

The latest posts are at the top of the categories. New in Obituaries Coralie Condon Coralie Condon ( 1915-2014) Thank you to WA TV History . WA TV History  takes you inside the church for Coralie Condon’s funeral and then onto her wake where friends, family and colleagues celebrated the life of Western Australia’s First Lady of Television. Celebrating the life of Miss Coralie Condon http://watvhistory.com/2015/02/celebrating-the-life-of-miss-coralie-condon/ Then you can read the epic 99 year story of…

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The First Lady of Western Australian Television

Coralie Condon

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.  …

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Joan Bruce

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