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Welcome to Television: A Cultural History of Australian Television 1956-1992

Funding: 2003: $25,000
2004: $50,000
2005: $55,000
2006: $30,000

Project Member(s): Jacka, E., Hamilton, P.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Currency House
ScreenSound Australia

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 Australia’s past, The media, Communication Studies, Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), Understanding Australia's Past