ABC TV at Gore Hill in the Fifties

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Extract from the ABC’s 28th Annual Report to the Postmaster-General:


A scene from the television serial "Stormy Petrel", produced live at the Sydney studios

The staff in the Brisbane, Adelaide , Perth and Hobart television centres include a small nucleus of officers who have had several years’ television experience in our Sydney and Melbourne studios.

In both Sydney and Melbourne, two extra 16 mm. Film and slide telecine channels were put into operation.

Source : Twenty-Eight Annual report of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Year Ended June 30, 1960

(Note from Web Coordinator : The ABC expenditure jumped from 3.7 million in 55/56 to 7.4 million in 59/60 as a result of the cost of the expansion of the television service.)