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Obituary: Gaynor Bunning

Gaynor Bunning, one of the early stars of Melbourne television, died last week in Mooloolaba at the age of 82. She had been suffering from dementia. Born in Geelong, she began performing at the age of four. By the time she was 11-years-old, she was a member of the radio variety show, Swallow’s Juniors. When …

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Obituary: John Bluthal

Australian and British actor John Bluthal has died at the age of 89. Showbiz reporter Peter Ford tweeted news of the actor’s passing on Thursday night. Polish-born Bluthal came to Australia with his family in the late 1930s. He grew up and studied drama in Melbourne. His worked in the theatre in London before returning …

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The race that stopped the station

Viewers will tomorrow (Tuesday) take for granted that many major sporting events, such as the Melbourne Cup, will be televised in some form. However, this wasn’t always the case. Even though television flickered on for the first time in Australia in 1956, it would be another 22 years before Melbourne television viewers could see live-to-air …

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