The first face on ABC television
was that of Michael Charlton who was the presenter on the
opening night. The official speakers were Sir Richard Boyer,
Robert Menzies the Prime Minister, C.W. Davidson the Postmaster
General and Senator N.J. McKenna, representing Dr. H.V. Evatt
Leader of the Opposition.
The opening night programs were linked to Gore Hill from ABC
Studios in Kellet Street, Kings Cross where Michael Charlton
and the Official Party were assembled.