TAGGED: Bruce Gyngell
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Bruce Gyngell's famous words, 'Good evening... and welcome to television', launched the new medium in Australia on 16 September 1956.

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Liz Jacka describes the initial programming and influences on early television in Australia.

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For World Television Day on 21 November, curator Simon Smith investigates the surviving footage of Australian television's opening night.

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Brendan Horgan interviewed Bruce Gyngell for the NFSA's 'Radio With Pictures' oral history project in 1998.

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In September 1956, one sentence – ‘Good evening and welcome to television' – marked the commencement of regular television transmission in Australia.