Site chosen for Sydney’s first television transmitter
According to Post Office officials, Sydney’s first television broadcast station will likely be in St Leonards, and the GPO has reserved a site there, facing the Pacific Highway. “It was one of the few available sites in Sydney that would provide adequate coverage,” said a senior technician. “It is tall and cannot be covered by very tall buildings.” The Department of Civil Aviation has given its approval for the construction of a 500 foot mast on the site.
Orchestra committee defends new music
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Committee, in its 1952 report, defended the inclusion of new and contemporary works in its programs as more than justified, despite some public criticism through letters to the Press such as: “Unless a work is heard here it is impossible to assess its value for musical enjoyment. The report adds that a notable event was the making of the orchestra’s first commercial records under the baton of Mr. Eugene Goossens.
Supersonic Explosion Damage Claims
was reported in the daily express in London that British insurance companies would have to pay dozens of claims for property damage caused by jet planes breaking the sound barrier, as insurance company inspectors in Farnborough, Hampshire found that the terrible Shock waves released by these aircraft can shatter ceilings, plaster walls and windows, shake doors and windows out of alignment, and damage tiled roofs.