UTS and the Powerhouse Museum are holding a three-day conference exploring the histories of television in Australia. This conference is associated with the Australian Television History Project (UTS) and sets the scene for the forthcoming Powerhouse Museum exhibition on the history of Australian television, marking the 50th anniversary of the beginning of television history of Australian television, marking the 50th anniversary of the beginning of television broadcasting in Australia. This conference brings together researchers working on television history along with leading collecting, exhibiting and industry organisation representatives. Some of the diverse topics to be covered include: changes in production, sport, news and current affairs, SBS, indigenous broadcasting and the impact of vital figures in Australian television such as Hector Crawford and broadcasting and the impact of vital figures in Australian television such as Hector Crawford and Reg Grundy. This gathering offers an opportunity to reflect on the importance of television and its impact on Australian society over the last 50 years.
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