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Lonsdale, Neil, 1907-1989 :First live TV in New Zealand begins in Auckland tonight. [1 June 1960].

Reference Number: A-310-078

Shows a machine workshop where two men are working at lathes. One questions the other who has "square eyes". A calendar on the wall show the date June 2, the day after commercial television broadcasts began.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Auckland City, Television, Television viewers, Television broadcasting and Workshops.

Part of:
Lonsdale, Neil, 1907-1989 :225 original cartoons by Neil Lonsdale from 1957 to 1964., Reference Number A-310 (10 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink 166 x 243 mm, on paper 280 x 380 mm.. Horizontal imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Commercial television began in Auckland from AKTV Channel 2, on 1 June 1960, just over three years after the first sound and pictures were transmitted in New Zealand from station ZL1XXR at Seddon Memorial Technical College. For the first three or four months, there were just two hours of prgrammes per day, for two nights a week.

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