Obituaries

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Helen Jamieson

Posted by on 1-01-17 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Helen Jamieson

In 2013, we had the opportunity to record the reminiscences of former ABC veterans Keith Gerrans, Helen Jamieson and Michaella Collingwood.   Sadly, Helen Jamieson passed away on Boxing Day, 2016.    Marie Sullivan kindly alerted other ABC veterans.   We have here a few items that Helen recalled from her working days at the ABC, before the introduction of ABC television on Saturday 7th May, 1960.    From 1937 to 1960, the ABC in Perth occupied the The Returned Soldiers’ Institute, also known as the Stirling Institute on St George’s Terrace,...

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Michael Shrimpton

Posted by on 9-09-16 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Michael Shrimpton

THE ‘father’ of Countdown, TV producer Michael Shrimpton, has passed away. Shrimpton died on Thursday night after losing his battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Jude and two daughters. “There wouldn’t have been a Countdown without Michael Shrimpton,” Molly Meldrum said today. “He was the driving force behind Countdown.” Shrimpton’s pivotal role in the history of Countdown was documented this year in the Molly miniseries.

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J Barrey Williams

Posted by on 8-08-16 in Obituaries | 0 comments

J Barrey Williams

  J Barrey Williams ▪ 1981-1983 Manager TVW7 (ex SAS) 2015 – J. Barrey Williams, Gordon McColl and Richard Ashton outside St George’s Cathedral for the funeral of Sir James Cruthers       J Barrey Williams spent the first 20 years of his working life in the television industry, starting as a ‎‎“props boy” on the legendary eastern states “Tonight Shows” of the sixties, through to General ‎Manager of TVW Channel 7, Australia’s highest rating television station.‎ In 1983 he became Managing Director/Chief Executive...

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John Cousins (Taffy the Lion)

Posted by on 3-03-16 in Obituaries | 0 comments

John Cousins (Taffy the Lion)

The sad passing John Cousins (Taffy the Lion)…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCI_9I-HXZ8...

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Jan Vermazen

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Jan Vermazen

Tribute to Jan Vermazen and an era of Film Jan Vermazen Jan Vermazen was one of the original Channel Seven Perth employees, and a very important person during the film era. Early news staff included not only Darcy Farrell as News Editor, but also journalist Ross Cusack, cine cameramen Peter Goodall, Digby Milner, Tom Hall, Lu Belci and film editor Jim Healy, with Jan Vermazen playing a vital role processing the 16mm news film. George Baker and Jan Vermazen with Jim Healy installing the Houston Fearless film processor Jim Healy & Jan...

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Barry Daniel

Posted by on 12-12-15 in Obituaries | 0 comments

Barry Daniel

The sad passing of Barry Daniel Tribute to Barry Daniel and The World of Football The World of Football format started in WA when TVW News boss Darcy Farrell made Bob Cribb the first producer of the show. This lasted till Bob emptied the TVW board rooms booze supply and left the place in a mess. Harry Kelly then took over as the producer, most ably assisted by Barry Daniel the floor manager. Barry worked hard behind the scenes organising the highlight, which we compiled each Sunday morning prior to the show. Then Barry was floor manager for...

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Sir James Cruthers

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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 20th Century Fox studios in the USA. Sir James was also a philanthropist who established the TVW...

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Coralie Condon

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

Coralie Condon

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...

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Obituaries

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

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 Coralie’s contributions to theatre,...

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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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