The unusual arrival of colour television in Australia
Aunty Jack Introduces Colour is a one-off television special broadcast on the ABC at three minutes to midnight on 28 February 1975, pre-empting the official commencement of C-Day on 1 March.
Instead of welcoming colour, Aunty Jack is terrified of the arrival of the 'colour monster', making fun of conservative elements of society resistant to change.
The ABC filmed the episode in colour, but transmitted the three minutes before midnight in black and white.
This clip is now a part of television history held by the National Archives of Australia.
You can enjoy the full clip here!
The National Archives holds the largest audiovisual collection in Australia, including the vast Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) archive.
This clip is reproduced with the kind permission of Ms A Jack OBE (Old Bull Elephant) and the ABC.