The Moving Image:
The History of Film and Television in WA 1895-1985

Edited by Tom O'Regan and Brian Shoesmith

Select Bibliography


Adams, Phillip (1983), The Australian Film Industry: Homegrown or Foreign-Owned?, Murdoch, Murdoch University Press.

Baxter, John (1970), The Australian Cinema, Sydney, Angus & Robertson.

Beilby, Peter & Lansell, Ross (eds) (1982), The Documentary Film in Australia, North Melbourne, Cinema Papers.

Bertrand, Ina (1977), Australian Film Studies: Efftee Productions, Bundoora, Centre for the Study of Educational Communication and Media, La Trobe University.

Bertrand, Ina (1978), Film Censorship in Australia, St Lucia, University of 9ueensland Press.

Bertrand, Ina & Collins, Diane (1981), Governmment and Film in Australia, Sydney, Currency Press. Edmondson, Ray & Pike, Andrew (1982), Australia 's Lost Films: The Loss and Rescue of Australian Silent Cinema, Canberra, National Library of Australia.

Hall, Ken G. (1977), Directed by Ken G. Hall, Melbourne, Lansdowne Press.

Hall, Ken G. (1980), Australian Film: The Inside Story, Sydney, Summit Books.

Hinde, John (1981), Other People's Pictures, Sydney, The Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Long, Joan & Long, Martin (1982), The Pictures that Moved: A Picture of the Australian Cinema, 1896- 1929, Richmond, Hutchinson of Australia.

McFarlane, Brian (1983), Words and Images: Australian Novels into Film, Richmond, Heinemann.

Murray, Scott & Beilby, Peter, (eds) (1980), The New Australian Cinema, West Melbourne, Thomas Nelson.

Pike, Andrew & Cooper, Ross (1980), Australian Film 1900-1977, Melbourne, Oxford University Press in association with the Australian Film Institute.

Reade, Eric (1970), Australian Silent Films, Melbourne, Lansdowne Press.

Reade, Eric (1975)The Australian Screen , Melbourne, Lansdowne Press.

Reade, Eric (1979)History and Heartburn: the Saga of Australian Film, 1896-1978, Sydney, Harper and Row.

Schou, Kirsten (1982), The Structure and Operation of the Film Industry in Australia, North Ryde, Australian Film and Television School.

Shirley, Graham & Adams, Brian (1983), Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, Sydney, Angus & Robertson and Currency Press.

Stannage, Tom (1979), The People of Perth: A Social History of Western Australia's Capital City, Perth, Carroll's for Perth City Council.

Stratton, David (1980), The Last New Wave, Sydney, Angus & Robertson.

Thoms, Albie (1978), Polemics for a New Cinema, Sydney, Wild and Woolley. Thorne, Ross (1976), Picture Palace Architecture in Australia, Melbourne, Sun Books.

Tulloch, John (1981), Legends on the Screen, The Australian Narrative Cinema 1919- 1929, Sydney, Currency Press and the Australian Film Institute.

Tulloch, John (1982), Australian Cinema: Industry, Narrative and Meaning, Sydney, Allen & Unwin.

Wasson, Mervyn (1964), The Beginnings of Australian Cinema, Melbourne, Australian Film Institute.

Western Australia:

Birman, John (Dec.1980),'The Festival of Perth, 1953- 1976 ', in Studies in Continuing Education, No. 5.

Honniball, Jack (1982), 'The Golden Age of Cinema in Perth', in Early Days, Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society. Vol. 8, Part 6.

King, Barrie (July, 1977), 'Westralian News' in Cinema Papers.

Kitson, Hugh (Sept. 1979), 'Film' in Artlook.

Little, Roy (April. 1966), 'Film Societies in Western Australia' in The Critic. Mulgrue, George (Nov. 1979), 'Harlequin. A Look at the Film Industry in W.A.' in Artlook.


Television Stations in Western Australia

TVW7 Perth 16 October 1959 ABW2 (ABC) Perth 7 May 1960 STW9 Perth 12 June 1965 BTW Bunbury 10 March 1967 GSW Southern Agricultural Area 23 August 1968 ABSW (ABC) Bunbury 10 May 1965 ABCW (ABC) Central Agricultural Area 28 March 1966 ABAW (ABC) Southern Agricultural Area 6 June 1966 ABGW (ABC) Geraldton Area 8 December 1969 ABKW (ABC) Kalgoorlie Area 27 January 1970 MTN Mining TV Network 15 October 1970 ABNW Norseman 4 April 1971 VEW Kalgoorlie Area 18 June 1971 ABCNW Carnarvon 30 June 1972 ABDW Karratha 17 December 1973 ABKAW Dampier 17 December 1973 ABPHW Port Hedland 3 October 1973 ABRBW Roebourne 17 December 1973 ABSBW Southern Cross/Bullfinch 16 July 1973 GTW Geraldton 21 January 1977

Current Extent of Regional Commercial TV

is made up of BTW Bunbury and GSW Mount Barker. The network has translators at Albany, Katanning Wagin, Narrogin and Quairading. It serves the south west and eastern wheat belt of W.A. The population in the primary coverage area is put at 186,270.

serves Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie, Kambalda, Merredin, Westonia, Narembeen, Bruce Rock Nungarin, Norseman-Dundas, York, Northam Shire, Beverley, Tammin, Cunderdin, Kellerberrin. The population in the primary coverage area is 78,645. Of this an estimated 75,499 have TV sets.

GTW serves Geraldton, Northampton, Mullewa, Morawa, Dongara, Mingenew, Three Springs, Kalbarri, Irwin, Greenborough. The population in the primary coverage area is 51,150. Of this population 50,127 have TV.

The Mining Network operates eight stations in W.A.'s North West, Groote Eylandt and Koolan and Cockatoo Islands. It services a 'sparsely populated market of some 25,000 which has perhaps the highest per capita income rate in Australia'. (Adnews, 13/7/1984)

According to the 1981 census some 11.5 % of the State's population do not receive commercial TV. This figure is double the national average. Only the Northern Territory has a bigger percentage of the State's population without a TV service. The domestic satellite should change this.