This is the ABC: The Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1983

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Black Inc., 2006 - Broadcasting - 525 pages
As the bells in the tower of Sydney's General Post Office chimed eight o'clock on the evening of Friday 1 July 1932, the peals were picked up by a microphone and carried to every State of the Federation. 'This is the Australian Broadcasting Commission,' said the announcer, Conrad Charlton.So begins K.S. Inglis's compelling history of the first fifty years of the ABC. In a sparkling tour de force Inglis shows us the ABC's triumphs and failures, its great medley of personalities and the effects it has had on Australian public life. Based on the Commission's own archives, on newspapers and journals, on a rich assortment of interviews and on the author's own listening and viewing, this is a social history of the highest order.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Federalisation 1937
54
3
67
Captain Moses goes to war 1940
86
Sounds of war 1941
102
4
126
Eugene Goossens 1946 facing
150
Plain Christians and their advisers 1955 151 Plain Christians and their advisers 1955
182
John Thompson and Wilfrid Thomas 1959
278
New and old general managers 1965
310
Programme administrators 1969 between 326 and
327
Opening Up 19731975
336
The Commonwealth of broadcasting 1975 facing
374
336
380
8
389
Acknowledgements
443

5
192
Gently Bentley 1951
214
TV drama 1960
246
6
266
Index
495
Corrigenda
523
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