Morris Model FE Pye outside broadcast van used by Australian Broadcasting Corporation Television (ABC-TV). The van is predominantly metallic blue, with a white flash along both sides, and a white roof. "ABC TV" is painted in red across the front, above the sunvisor over the four-panel windscreen, and "ABC TELEVISION / Channel 2 ABN" is painted on both of the sides. It is fitted-out as a complete mobile broadcasting studio for black and white television. Engine No 11364698 M, Model 5 KCFE / 3E. Chassis No 10225. Commonwwealth vehicle registration number C 81765.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation collection no. 1
The material came to the National Museum from the ABC's studios in Sydney. It has national relevance as it was used to broadcast news and entertainment across the country. Thousands of outside broadcasts were made from news, community and sports events using this equipment. The van was restored in time to be displayed at the Sydney Olympics and film the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the site of the National Museum in 2000.
British Motor Corporation - Morris
Broadcast television equipment
Metal - non specific, Glass, Plastic - non specific, Rubber