TAGGED: 1940s
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In 1948, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh toured Australia and New Zealand with the Old Vic Company, receiving an enthusiastic reception wherever they performed.

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This was the first radio broadcast of a Parliamentary session, with Ben Chifley – acting on behalf of Prime Minister John Curtin – announcing the end of hostilities in Europ

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In this newsreel segment filmed by Fox Movietone, General Manager Charles Moses explains how the ABC imitates the soundscape of a cricket match to accompany its commen

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When radio took off in the 20th century so did the belief that the airwaves offered the chance to communicate with spirits – an anxiety that cast a shadow over radio’s inception story and still endures with new technological advancements today.

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Car radios only became technologically viable in the mid-1930s. But their rapid adoption by drivers demonstrated the demand for radio on the road.

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The first Carols by Candlelight was in 1938. This souvenir program was produced for the event's 10th anniversary.

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Stephen Kinnane tells the story behind the human rights award-winning documentary about the Coolbaroo League.

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The Argonauts Club was first broadcast on Melbourne ABC Radio in Melbourne, from 1933-34.

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This silent newsreel from 30 July 1948 shows Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh attending a charity matinee of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK, 1948) at the Embassy Theatre in Syd

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The Piddington Show, broadcast on Melbourne radio 3KZ in 1947, featured husband and wife mentalism team Sydney and Lesley (née Pope) Piddington performing their telepathy acts.