made a sucessful transition from an Anouncer on radio to a News
Reader on television. His daughter, Laura Murray Cree, nee Chance,
submitted early documents covering John's career. John commenced
announcing on the ABC radio in 1937 and was accredited
as a correspondent with the Australian Military Forces in 1947.
John reflected on his transition to television and his family life
Halesworth's press interview. New ABC
Pass Cards were given to staff members of the ABC in the sixties
for security purposes. His contribution to the ABC Staff Association
was recognised with Life
Membership in 1967. John retired on the 3rd December 1971 with
the General Manager, Talbot Duckmanton writing a Letter
in Appreciation of John's valuable contributions to ABC operations.