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2008/186/1 Photographs (29), showing ABC television studios, contained in envelope, paper, photographed by Bob Eaton, printed by Kodak, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1959-1961. Click to enlarge.

Photographs of early ABC TV production

Photographed
These previously unpublished photographs have significance as a visual record of technical production and programming content on ABC television during its early years.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 …

Summary

Object No.

2008/186/1

Object Statement

Photographs (29), showing ABC television studios, contained in envelope, paper, photographed by Bob Eaton, printed by Kodak, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1959-1961

Physical Description

Twenty-nine black and white landscape-format and portrait-format photographic prints contained in a yellow Kodak envelope. The text 'ABC TV' is handwritten in black ink on the front of the envelope. The photographs feature scenes from ABC's Gore Hill (Sydney) television studios. Each print has a white border and a brief caption handwritten in pencil on the reverse.

Marks

Please see parts.

Production

Notes

Bob Eaton took the photographs while working as part of the technical crew at ABC television studios, Gore Hill, Sydney, around 1960. He took them as his own snapshots rather than professional photographic documentation.

History

Notes

Bob Eaton was a member of the technical staff at the ABC's Gore Hill studios in the early years of Australian television. One of his roles was visual mixing. He took these photographs on the sets of ABC variety and drama productions. Mr Eaton was killed in a road accident in 1965 and the photographs were kept by his sister Pamela.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Pamela M Lindus, 2008

Acquisition Date

12 September 2008

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