The State Library of South Australia presents a nostalgic exhibition that shines a spotlight on some of the great memories South Australians have created and enjoyed on our screens since regular television broadcasts began in September 1959. The exhibition then rewinds a little further to unravel the story of television's slow road to Australia.
Early Adelaide television featured home-grown news and variety shows adrift in a sea of American and British content. Given time, the production of local television increased in quality and quantity, and an audience hungry to see itself on screen could tune in to their own stories, told in their own voices.
As we fast forward into the future, the way we create and consume media continues to evolve. The devices may have changed, but South Australians continue to switch on the television. Also featured is a wall collage of 110 TV Week covers dating back to 1960.
Treasurers Wall at the State Library of SA - photo by iamisyut
To get a glimpse of the history of television in South Australia visit the Treasures Wall at the State Library of SA. This exhibition is free of charge and is currently on display until 5 June 2016 during Library opening hours.