Golden Age of Australian radio
Revisit the Golden Age of Australian Radio, where adventure, drama and comedy ruled the air.
- The Ampol Show
- A Cavalcade of Kings
- Afloat with Henry Morgan
- The Air Adventures of Biggles – The Black Raider
Early AUSTRALIAN FILMS
The Australian film industry had its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, the earliest feature film ever made. Since then, Australian crews have produced many films, a number of which have received international recognition.
FELIX THE CAT
Felix the Cat, a cartoon character first created in the silent film era, originated from the studio of Australian Pat Sullivan in New York and is widely considered the world’s first animated film star.
- Felix All Balled Up, 1924
- Felix Comes Back, 1922
- Felix Doubles for Darwin, 1924
- Felix the Cat in Feline Follies, 1919
Bandstand was an Australian musical variety television program which screened from November 1958 to June 1972. Featuring both local and international music artists, it was produced at the studios of TCN-9 in Sydney and eventually became a national program as the Nine Network expanded into other Australian cities in the early 1960s.
- Brian Henderson’s Bandstand – 1968, August 3
- Brian Henderson’s Bandstand – 1967, July 29
- Brian Henderson’s Bandstand – 1966, February 5
- Brian Henderson’s Bandstand – 1963, February 13
OLD TIME MUSIC AND VARIETY SHOWS
Watch some of the early music and variety shows broadcast on Australian TV, featuring both local and international guest stars.
- Six O’Clock Rock – [7 May?] 1960
- Six O’Clock Rock Christmas Special- 17 December 1960
- In Melbourne Tonight New Year’s Special, 29 December 1961
- The Grahame Kennedy Show – 19 February 1960
VINTAGE TV COMMERCIALS
Take a trip down memory lane with these commercials from the Golden Age of Australian Television.
- Palmolive for Men 1964 TV Commercial
- Foster Clark’s Soup Cubs 1964 TV Commercial
- Fitwear Socks 1961 TV Commercial
- Edgell Beans 1964 TV Commercial