2006 $1 Uncirculated 50 Years of Australian Television Coin, 'C' Canberra Mintmark. 2006 Marks the 50th anniversary of Television in Australia. On the evening of September 16, 1956, crowds gathered outside department stores and in homes across Australia to witness the momentous event where TCN-9 flickered into life with the famous words "Welcome to television" uttered by Bruce Gyngell. Television sets cost thre times the monthly wage in those days and only about 2000 homes in Australia's biggest city had one on opening night. In the 50 years since its appearance in Australia, TV has become the most popular and the fastest means of getting up to date news and entertainment.
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