TAGGED: Australia's Amateur Hour
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A look at how quickly radio ascended from a novelty to an essential part of life for most Australian households.

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Host Terry Dear introduces and interviews 'New Australians'  Paula and Olga Perledo from Greece.

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Excerpt from the final episode of radio talent show Australia's Amateur Hour, 13 December 1958.

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An excerpt from Australia's Amateur Hour episode 901, recorded 27 June 1957 at Hibernian Hall, Cairns, Queensland.

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Australia's Amateur Hour was a pioneering talent show produced by AWA that became a pop-culture phenomenon.

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In this excerpt from the final episode of radio talent show Australia's Amateur Hour (Episode 925, 13 December 1958).

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Host Terry Dear introduces and interviews Dick Fair, who talks about blind First Nations musician George Hill, a cornet and guitar player.

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A performance by vocal quartet The Trinamics (featuring Keith Potger, later of The Seekers) on radio talent show Australia's Amateur Hour.

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Host Terry Dear introduces and interviews 'New Australians'  Paula and Olga Perledo from Greece.

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Australia's Amateur Hour was a pioneering radio talent show that became a pop-culture phenomenon.