Puppet master Gerry Anderson (1929-2012) in a promotional portrait taken in 1996. Photo copyright David Finchett 1996
Readers of this blog post may not be familiar with the name Gerry Anderson, but you’ll almost certainly know his most famous television series Thunderbirds, which, after premiering in Australia in 1968, has been a staple of Saturday morning children’s television, screening almost non-stop since 1977.
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Bellbird poster. Gift of Jennie Small. 2003. Collection: Powerhouse Museum.
Next in our series of posts marking the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s 80th anniversary, here is another object relating to Australia’s national broadcaster, from the Powerhouse Museum’s collection.
It is a colour poster promoting the much-loved ABC television serial Bellbird. The show looked at the daily lives of the inhabitants of a rural community around a small country town.
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Lucky Starr on Six O’Clock Rock. Gift of Pamela M. Lindus, 2008.
We are marking the 80th anniversary of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by highlighting some related objects and images in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection.
This photograph was taken by Bob Eaton, while working as part of the technical crew at ABC television studios at Sydney’s Gore Hill, in 1960 or 1961. It shows Lucky Starr performing on the ABC’s first rock ’n’ roll television show, Six O’Clock Rock.
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