Send a self addressed envelope to GTV 9, 22 Bendigo Street, Richmond, 3121. Now it is a PO box to write to, still in Richmond, or is my memory defective and it was always a post box?
I had never seen Melbourne's Channel 9 buildings before, even though they are in Richmond. Owing to confusing my Swans with my Bridges and my Victorias, I ended up in the wrong place having alighted from the wrong tram. It was the usual, I thought I knew where I was going well enough to not bother checking. I wanted to go to Victoria Gardens shopping centre. Did it not click that that it is Victoria Street? Evidently not. I also wanted to go to a business in Bridge Road, but thought I would come back there and go to Victoria Gardens first. To my surprise Victoria Gardens was not at the wide Hawthorn end of Bridge Road. Bah, I will have to walk. So I headed south, yes south and guess what, I came to Swan Street. Ok tram along Swan, tram up Church and another along Victoria.
But when I walked south from Bridge Road, along what I thought was a nondescript Richmond Street, I happened across Television City, the home of General Television Corporation, or Channel 9 if you like. It is certainly a large rambling site and looks like it just grew from one main building into many.
Channel 10 moved from Nunawading to South Yarra. Channel 7 moved from South Melbourne to Docklands. Channel 2 mostly moved from Ripponlea to South Bank, but Channel 9 stands resolutely and firmly entrenched in Richmond (I am getting the feeling that someone is going to tell me it is not staying there). It started niggling me enough to check, and sure enough, I must have read it here. Channel 9 is moving to Docklands too.
But wait, as I was about to hit publish, I came across this story in the online newspaper.