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On This Day — 16 September

16 September 1972: Johnny Lockwood and Abigail (Number 96) 16 September 1972: Mary Jane Boyd (The Matt Flinders Show) 16 September 1978: Judy Lynne, Bartholomew John, Lynda Stoner (The Young Doctors) 16 September 2006: Home And Away, McLeod’s Daughters, Neighbours, Australian Idol 16 September 1956: TCN9 Sydney becomes the first TV station to begin regular …

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On This Day — 31 July

31 July 1966: Roger Cardwell, Gail Spiro, Penny Ramsey, Bobo The Clown, Michele Kenny (Romper Room), Paul Griffiths (SAS10, Adelaide) 31 July 1971: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 31 July 1976: Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald, The Norman Gunston Show) 31 July 1999: Kristy Wright (Home And Away) 31 July 2010: Adam Liaw and Callum Hann …

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TV At 60: Operation Kangaroo

It could be said that the only reason Australia got television when it did was because of sport. The launch of television in 1956 was conveniently just in time for the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and had it not been for the Games we could have been waiting a lot longer! For the first few …

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TV At 60: In Melbourne Tonight

In Melbourne Tonight, one of the most significant shows in Australia’s early TV history, started 60 years ago today. The program was the brainchild of Norman Spencer, program manager at Melbourne’s new channel GTV9. He had produced a popular variety show, The Happy Gang, on radio for a number of years. He was keen to adapt …

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TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat of not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

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