About Peter Waltham

Peter joined Curtin Radio in 1999 after thirty two years as a journalist/newsreader/commentator with Channel Seven and Channel Nine. Highlights of those years included covering the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow and the 1984 games in Los Angeles together with a myriad of world events including the Apollo Eleven lunar landing in 1969. He took a year away from the cameras in 1977 to fulfill an ambition to drive around the world. After seven years of "semi retirement", a three hour "fill in" on a Sunday morning on Curtin has led him to stay another 17 years and he regards his time at Curtin as the happiest of a media career which has spanned more than half a century. His hobbies are travelling particularly to India and Africa, photography and history and of course spending as much time as possible with grand daughter Francesca.

PETER’S DIARY – 1932

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1932 - Petula Clark is born in Epsom, Surrey, England. 1932 - Clyde McPhatter (of The Dominoes, [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1932

FREDDIE GARRITY – A DREAMER!

FREDDIE GARRITY - A DREAMER! Born in Crumpsall, Manchester, on 14 November 1936, Frederick "Freddie" Garrity was the frontman and comical element in the [...]

FREDDIE GARRITY – A DREAMER!

PETER’S DIARY – 1936

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1936 - Freddie Garrity (frontman for Freddie & the Dreamers) is born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England. 1940 [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1936

PETER’S DIARY – 1880

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1880 - Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol. 1918 - World War I: Germany signs [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1880

PETER’S DIARY – 1871

THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1871 - Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1871

PETER’S DIARY – 1914

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1914 - SMS Emden is sunk by HMAS Sydney in the Battle of Cocos. 1958 - Elvis Presley's [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1914

PETER’S DIARY – 1923

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1923 - Beer Hall Putsch: In Munich, Adolf Hitler leads the Nazis in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1923

PETER’S DIARY – 1910

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1910 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1910

PETER’S DIARY – 1890

FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1890 - City and South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1890

PETER’S DIARY – 1838

THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER – FROM PETER’S DIARY 1838 - The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as [...]

PETER’S DIARY – 1838