Mungo MacCallum (1913–2020) was a distinguished journalist, writer and broadcaster, known for his satirical wit.
This is a behind-the-scenes documentary from 1955 revealing the kind of organisation that went into making a daily radio program at the Australian Broadcasting Commission (later, Corporation).
In this clip, Tim Bowden talks about the influential and groundbreaking early ABC current affairs program, This Day Tonight
This audio clip is from the original recording, made in London by the Queen’s Hall Light Orchestra, of Charles Williams’ 'Majestic Fanfare’.
Summary by Paul Byrnes
In this clip, Tim Bowden explains how ABC radio, which was broadcast nationally, became a unifying factor in a big country.
The high point of the Melbourne Royal Agricultural Show each day is the Grand Parade.
This is the theme music and opening announcement from the long-running ABC radio drama Blue Hills (1949–76).
Summary by Matthew Davies
ABC war correspondent Chester Wilmot (1911-1954) pioneered the use of recording equipment in the field.
This image captures one of the most disastrous, yet charming, moments in the history of Australian television.
In this recording of Chook the lyrebird, made for ABC TV in 1987, the bird's call resembles the sound of workers.