Do you remember when TV came to town?
Do you remember when TV came to town? Contributed

FLASHBACK: Do you remember when TV came to Kingaroy?

DO YOU remember the tremendous excitement when television first arrived in Kingaroy?

South Burnett Regional Council tweeted a video from circa 1962 that shows a newscaster interviewing Kingaroy locals of all ages about television coming to town.

Television first came to Australia in September 1956.

Its introduction was gradual, starting in Sydney and Melbourne and slowly reaching rural areas towards the end of the decade.

The clip appears to have been filmed at the Kingaroy Show in either 1962 or 1963, and is the locals' reaction to the introduction of television station DDQ10.

It features a variety of locals of all ages, and many excited children gathering in the background.

Towards the end of the clip a Mr Murphy mentions the town had a population of about 5000 people, and the shire had a population of over 8000.

The clip is full of wonderful characters who mention watching the "TV set" after they've finished their homework, and their preference to staying home on a cold winter's night to watch TV instead of heading out "to the pictures".

Do you recognise anyone in the video below? If so, let us know!

Source: Video uploaded to YouTube by hedgeswj

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