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    August 2002:  The ABC have just finished the comedy series "Kath & Kim" - one of their best ever TV shows.  

Here are the Ice(300kb), Leaf(104kb) and Fire(310kb)  idents from the ABCs "metal tube" series - on air now.

The Fire ident is the latest - ending with the phrase "everyone's ABC".

 
           

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    Hmmm!  To be honest, the jury is still out on the first batch of idents from the ABC using their new reflective metal tube logo, they're a bit clunky really.  There are a few variants, with different music, different coloured backgrounds etc., but all resolving to the shape in the third picture above, and all ending with the three note ABC jingle.  Here are the "green" and "yellow" idents.  
           

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    A Balloon ident, where'd they get that idea?  This was quite a nice logo but the music was not designed for RealVideo format.  This series of logos all ended with the three ABC note jingle being made from something related to the film clip - in this case the sound of three balloons popping in tune with the jingle.  The first file here is a combination of idents similar to the "balloon" ident, the second is the complete "fashion" ident from the same series.  
           

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    This era of black & white idents all showed a clip of Australians scuba diving or dancing or painting boats or playing in a playground or playing a musical instrument (as in the capture above) or whatever, ending with one of the people tracing out the logo in the mid air in front of them. The logo they trace is added to the film afterwards. The first video is a combination of several idents, the second is a navy ident made abord the HMAS Brisbane.  
           

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  136kb     This ABC fishing boat ident comes from around about 1991.  It one of a series of idents, but the only other one I can remember is a hand holding on to a hand-strap in a train.  I'm not sure if the entire series were along the same lines, but if anyone in Australia has more examples from this series please let me know.  
           

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Logo from the 1950s
           
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This early logo picture courtesy of Wenlock Burton.

 
           

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