NBN Television ~ The Wonder Years

State Dockyard ~ Last of the Big Ships

I saw the first boat launched at Walsh Island, the Stockton ferry Mildred, and now I’ve come to see the last boat launched at Newcastle. I am sad, very sad.” ~ R. Lindsay of Carrington, former dockyard apprentice pattern maker.[…]



From the Real World ~ NBN’s Outside Broadcast Vehicles

This is how Outside Broadcast crews were described in The Monochrome Years. A good place to start this pictorial tribute: …the real “thrill seekers” were OB technicians who had to drive a mobile studio sometimes hundreds of kilometers to a[…]



About the NBNTV Collection

Photographs in these articles are from various NBN staffers, private collections, and historic archives. Viewers past and present finally get to see the operations of “Channel 3” (as it was fondly known) and the daily tasks of those who worked[…]




NBN ~ Preparing for Colour
It’s 1970. Colour television is coming and Newcastle’s Channel 3 has a lot of work to do. Viewers are ...
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NBN ~ The Monochrome Years
The grant of a commercial television licence is a privilege of great public importance, especially to the ...
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Tale of an Australian Trader
At daybreak on the 17 February, 1969, media crews arrived at Newcastle’s State Dockyard site at Carrington’s Dyke End peninsular. ...
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