Home » Biographies

Richard Ashton’s Story Part Two

1972.  The first time a Disney on Parade arena show that had been produced outside America was done by Channel 7 Perth. It was the brainchild of Brian Treasure. He had succeeded in convincing the Disney organization that we at Channel 7 could produce and mount, with their cooperation and expertise a Disney on Parade arena show which would tour Australia. Michael Edgley, the Bullen Brothers the Circus people and many other smaller investors joined in to…

Read More »

Richard Ashton’s Story Part One

While I was in Melbourne, the filming of the feature movie On the Beach was being shot. If you look carefully at the Elizabeth Street scene where Ava Gardener gets out of the tram and walks into the building, you make catch a glimpse of me. People were asked to come into the city for the crowd scene, and to be the backdrop of this bustling scene which was normally not that way on a Sunday morning….

Read More »

John Cranfield interviews Jocelyn Treasure on Curtin Radio

John Cranfield interviews Jocelyn Treasure on Curtin Radio – The VIDEOTo remember the early days, John Cranfield, in a very special interview, talks with Jocelyn Treasure  wife of the late Brian Treasure who was the co founder of Channel 7 Perth.The interview was conducted on Sunday night,  20th October, 2019.This was during John’s Reminiscing program on Curtin Radio.

Read More »

Tom Hall

History of the Tom Hall “Eclair” 16mm Camera   and  TVW 7 Pye Studio Camera “Tube”. Thank you to Quentin Hall for the donation to AMMPT and for providing the biography of his father.11 Oct 2018         BIOGRAPHY Thomas George HALL (November 1926—May 1993) Development and printing of school buddies films. In the Naval Reserve WW2 aged 17/18 years Mentor photographer was “Master” Jack LITTLE (from the Newcastle Morning Herald) Worked as photographer…

Read More »

David Johnston OAM

On 12th August, 2018 at 2pm Internationally renowned organist David Johnston OAM, accompanied by historic footage from the golden years of Television, presented Sixty Years of Television. David featured the Mighty Karrinyup Wurlitzer Organ in this nostalgic presentation.   David Johnston OAM, was for many years resident organist on the Wurlitzer organ in the Dendy Theatre in Brighton. A long tenure at the Naughty Nineties nightclub has seen David emerge as the consummate entertainer. David began…

Read More »