Cooby Creek – Our World
Australians had to get up early to see the world, live on their television screens.
ABC advertisement from a Sydney newspaper on Sunday 25th June 1967.
The text from the above ABC-TV advertisement.
At 5:22 am Australian Eastern Standard Time, viewers worldwide had their first glimpse of Australia at the Hammer Street Tram Depot in Melbourne – through the signal sent from Cooby Creek.
Screen capture: Colin Mackellar.
Dennis Gill (left) and John Bolton are seen live in the Parkes Control Room. Screen capture: Colin Mackellar.
Australian Broadcasting Commission engineers at Parkes on the morning of the broadcast.
One of the ABC television cameras on location at Parkes.
In this 2010 interview recorded for honeysucklecreek.net, founder of the ABC’s Science Unit, Dr. Peter Pockley (1935–2013) spoke about the Australian contribution to Our World.
ABC Press Kit
OUR WORLD – THE AUSTRALIAN TECHNICAL STORY