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Thursday, July 9, 2009

50 years of Brisbane TV: Part 6-Celebrating TV Queensland style, and the ads that we loved!

Welcome to Part 6, of this blog series, where we celebrate Brisbane TV's 50th, but this post will share the mantle with Queensland's 150th birthday of statehood. We are going with a small celebration, of video, of what makes Queensland, Queensland. We'll look at what we like in rugby league, cricket, and of course TV advertising. Some old brands will return, that have sadly left the marketplace since Brisbane TV began, like a recently discovered 1960's sales reel for Bulimba Gold Top beer. We'll look at some tourism ads, that have defined the early 21st century, including the "Not just a sleepy town" promotion for Brisbane. There will be some fast food on the menu, with locally produced ads for KFC (proudly celebrating 40 years in Queensland in 2009) and other restaraunts. All titles are below the videos. But first, we start off with...

1- Queensland proud, local institutions, local messages.

A 1980's ad for Bank of Queensland, "You Can Count On A Queenslander"

1989 ad for Suncorp, "The Helpful Queenslander"

2-Lang Park footy, The Brisbane Rugby League in the 80's.

Rugby League Football is the Greatest Game Of All (sung by Danny McMaster)

1982 TVQ-0 BRL opener.

Highlights of the last BRL grand final before the Broncos debuted in the Sydney NSWRL.

3-The Gabba: Home of AFL and the Queensland Bulls.

The Allan Border testimonial game 1993, including "that catch"

Brisbane Bears team song

Bonus Clip: Footage from the Brisbane Bears first season at Carrara in 1987.

4 Tourism, and all it's benefits...

Where Else But Queensland: original version

Where Else But Queensland: 2007 version

Brisbane "Not just a sleepy town" tourism ad.

And finally 5-Queensland food and beverage ads, with forgotten brands!

1960's Bulimba Gold Top sales reel, announcing their new product, a six pack of stubbies!

Big Rooster ad from 1989

Locally made KFC ad from 1984 (with of all things, KFC selling Coca-Cola!)

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
Credits to all uploaders, too numerous to mention!

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