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1956 12 September  
Commissioning of SILLIAC

(Presumably as part of the training process) the ABC OB van was used as an integral part of the dedication ceremony for the SILLIAC computer at University of Sydney, 12th September 1956.

1956 16 September  
Television broadcasting begins in Australia

First television broadcast from TCN-9.

1956 5 November  
Launch of ABC

Inauguration of the ABC's first television broadcast by Prime Minister Menzies.