Welcome to Television: A Cultural History of Australian Television 1956-1992
Funding: 2003: $25,000
Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Start year: 2004
Summary: A5 PROJECT SUMMARY Television is arguably the most significant cultural technology of the 20th century. It gives us a sense of nationhood within a globalised world, contributes to democratic discourse and fosters creative expression. This is a history of that important institution in Australia and will cover the period from its inception to 1992, when multi-channel, pay and internet forms of television began to transform it. It will focus principally on commercial free to air television and will promote debate about the changing significance of television in Australia and lead to better public understanding and appreciation of its cultural and creative legacy.
Keywords: Television Social History Broadcasting Australia Cultural History Television Programs
FOR Codes: Communication and Media Studies, Screen and Media Culture, History: Australian, Broadcasting, Understanding Australias past, The media, Communication Studies, Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), Understanding Australia's Past