There were several future film and TV makers shooting home movies at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.
Bruce Gyngell's famous words, 'Good evening... and welcome to television', launched the new medium in Australia on 16 September 1956.
The 21 September 1956 edition of the Broadcasting and Television Journal (now B&T magazine) included a special devoted to TCN9’s launch, titled ‘The Camera at Debut of TV’.
Louis Armstrong arriving at Sydney Airport to a welcome from the Sydney Jazz Club, 1956. There is a crowd of people holding a large banner of welcome while they watch Armstrong play.
In September 1956, one sentence – ‘Good evening and welcome to television' – marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.