These previously unpublished photographs have significance as a visual record of technical production and programming content on ABC television during its early years. Because they are snapshots taken unofficially by a staff member, rather than professional publicity shots, the photos have a candid quality that offers a unique glimpse into live television production. They show the sets and stars of programs that were broadcast live on the ABC's Sydney station ABN-2. In the years before videotape was adopted by the ABC, these shows were not pre-recorded and most were not preserved on film. Some photographs show personalities on the set of variety programs with floor managers and camera operators in view. The programs are 'Six O'Clock Rock', 'Café Continental', 'Kids Club' and 'Woman's World'. One photograph shows Johnny O'Keefe on the set of 'Six O'Clock Rock'. Another shows Lucky Starr performing on 'Six O'Clock Rock', playing his star-shaped guitar that is now in Powerhouse Museum's collection (Powerhouse Museum object number 2005/24/1). Five of the photographs show the ABC presenter Tanya Halesworth. Others are from the set of the filmed drama 'Stormy Petrel' (1960), an historical series about Governor Bligh. The photographs also show technical facilities including a vision mixer and camera control unit in Studio 23, and a bank of monitors for camera, transmission and preview.