Pat 'Billie' Teare, video tape operator

A woman is standing at a deck of videotape machines. She is operating one of the dials as she looks at the camera.
Title:
Pat 'Billie' Teare, video tape operator
NFSA ID:
1491301
Year:
1969
Category:
Access fees

This image features Pat ‘Billie’ Teare, who joined NBN3 Newcastle in 1962 as a film handler. She soon took on the role of videotape operator due to her aptitude with machinery.

The TV Times declared that the 'glamorous blonde' had a 'feminine intuition of her own that helps her 'sense' the quickest way of getting ailing pieces of complex machinery going again', an account that emphasised Billie’s femininity and downplayed her technical expertise.