Issue Details: First known date: 1956 1956
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Content Summary

  • DVDs, 1956-2011:
  • Relating to Dan Webb’s work for HSV7 in Melbourne from 1956 to 1990, including for instance test transmissions in 1956, highlights of various shows over the years, various goof tapes. Also DVDs of highlights of his career (including presenting the current affairs show "Day by Day") and of him talking about 30 years of television.
  • Interviews conducted by Dan Webb during his career (e.g. Rupert Murdoch, Rumpole author John Mortimer and Mandy Rice-Davies of Profumo Affair fame) and since (e.g. HSV7 Chief Engineer Jim Fisher and Keith Cairns, newspaper journalist and first manager of HSV7). HSV7 reunions in the 2000s and various presentations for HSV7 long service, to 2011
  • Clippings and photographs, three folders, 1956-1990
  • Herald and Weekly Times application for TV licence, copy, 1956
  • "Television", the first edition of the magazine of the Television Society of Australia, 1973


Dan Webb started in broadcasting with the ABC and Radio Australia, then worked at radio station 3DB from 1948 to 1956. He joined the television station HSV7 a month before it started in November 1956 and stayed with the station until 1990. He worked as a presenter and news journalist, including travel overseas to cover stories such as China’s admission to the United Nations in 1971 and Gough Whitlam’s visit to Mexico, Washington and Ottawa in 1973. He also hosted a number of Channel 7 programs. Dan Webb studied the use of satellites for relaying news and education under a US State Department scholarship in 1971. He was the initial secretary of the Television Society of Australia and later President.

There are three oral histories of Dab Webb about his career at the National Film and Sound Archive.


HSV7, Herald and Weekly Times, HWT, news, presentation, interviews, United Nations, Gough Whitlam, satellite, Television Society of Australia

Contact Name

Mr Dan Webb



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