Thomas, Alan William
During the 1930s and 1940s , members of the Australian
Broadcasting Commission believed they could uplift the· cultural
standards of Australians. In their attempts to create an
antipodean BBC, William James Cleary, R.J.F. Boyer and their
fellow commissioners evolved policies and practices which
continue to affect ABC operations.
From its inception in 1932, the ABC met strong
resistance both to its stated purpose and its very existence.
The bulk of the population were more attracted to...[Show more]
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