The Bellenden Ker Television Project

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Simon Moorhead


history, telecommunications, broadcasting, Mt Bellenden Ker


Two historic papers from 1974/75 detailing the construction of the Bellenden Ker television broadcasting station in far north Queensland.




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ABCB [Australian Broadcasting Control Board]. (1970). Provision of Permanent Television Service, Cairns Area, pp. 101-102 in Australian Broadcasting Control Board, Twenty-Third Annual Report For Year 1970-71. Available at;fileType=application%2Fpdf#search=%22publications/tabledpapers/HPP032016009519_1%22
Lavarack, P. S. (2015). Early exploration of the Bellenden Ker Range, Queensland History Journal, 22(8), 577-593, February. The Royal Historical Society of Queensland. Available at
Poulson, A. B. (1974) The Bellenden-Ker Television Project — Part 1, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 24(3), 276-287.
Poulson, A. B., & Reed, P. J. (1975) The Bellenden Ker Television Project (Part 2), Telecommunications Journal of Australia, 25(1), 48-52.
Public Works, Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on. (1968). Report relating to the proposed construction of a Television Transmitting Station at Mount Bellenden Ker Cairns, Queensland. Available at