1939, English, Unpublished edition: Records of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Records of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
 
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Physical Description
  • archival collection
Published
  • 1939-.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Records of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Creator
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Published
  • 1939-.
Physical Description
  • archival collection
Part Of
  • Item held by Curtin University Library
  • Project Endeavour Collection
Summary
  • These records comprise: ABC Television productions; ABC Radio programs.
  • During the Depression years, in July 1932, Prime Minister Joseph Lyons inaugurated the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) as Australia's only national, non-commercial broadcaster. With the outbreak of World War II, strict censorship was imposed and most programs had to be submitted to censors three weeks before broadcast. For the first few months of the war, even weather reports were not broadcast due to the censorship restrictions. At the end of June 1940, the Department of Information took control of the 7.00pm nightly national news. However, after listeners expressed their preference for independent news presented by the Commission, control of the news was returned to the ABC in September 1940. With Japan's entry into the war, the June 1942 Commission Report said Australia was now 'a vital centre of war' and, 'in response, radio became a major instrument of national policy'. After the War the ABC revised its programming strategy, giving the national and interstate networks a distinctive character and appeal. The more serious programs would be broadcast on the national network, and lighter entertainment programming with more local content would be reserved for the metropolitan stations. In 1956 in Sydney, the Prime Minister, R G Menzies, inaugurated the ABC's first television broadcast. In the 1980s the ABC moved into satellite broadcasting, changed from a Commission to a Corporation and began important re-structuring to make its operations more relevant and cost-effective.
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Language
  • English
Identifier
  • oai:espace.library.curtin.edu.au:129992

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