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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Archives for January 2019

Flower tram tonight (Fri.)

VicRoads advises that in honour of Aiia Maasarwe, a community vigil is planned for 6pm tonight (Friday)on the steps of Parliament. A Flower Only Tram on route 86 will depart Parliament Station at 8.01pm, arriving at Bundoora Park before 9pm. Vigil organisers have invited community members to place flowers on the tram as it makes

50-year flashbacks: interview with Ernie

As an ambitious 18-year-old journalist, I requested an interview with Australia’s top-rating TV star of the time, Ernie Sigley. It was 1975 and Sigley was besting the ratings with a twice-weekly variety program at GTV-9 Melbourne. Sigley was not granting any interviews at the time … except this one to me, organ-ised through the channel’s

50-year flashbacks: Norman Gunston

As part of the 50-year anniversary of Local Media, and during the summer break, we are looking back at some of our interviews over the past half-century. This is Ash Long’s interview from 44 years ago, 1975, with TV star Norman Gunston (and actor Garry McDonald): Australia had an unlikely TV star and Gold Logie

‘Too bloody bad if anyone mangled’

Local Media, which publishes the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary of its origins. A clear snapshot of the mindset of Observer publisher Maxwell Newton is given in the interview Ash Long conducted with him in 1975. Long was aged 18. The interview was published in Farrago, the University of

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