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Sir Charles Moses

1968
Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 39.9 cm x 30.0 cm, image: 37.3 cm x 25.2 cm)

Sir Charles Moses CBE (1900-1988) was General Manager of the Australian Broadcasting Commission from 1935 to 1965. Born in Lancaster and educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he migrated to Australia in 1922 after four years in the British army. He grew fruit and vegetables near Bendigo and sold cars through rural Victoria and the Riverina before beginning his career as a sports commentator for the ABC in 1930. It was Moses who introduced studio sound effects of bat, ball and crowd to cricket broadcasting. During World War 2 he served in Singapore and Malaysia, but he returned to the helm at the ABC in 1944, remaining until relieved by fellow former sports commentator Talbot Duckmanton. Moses was a top sportsman himself. Amongst his many other interests, he was President of the Amateur Athletic Association of NSW from 1948 to 1969, President of the NSW Rugby Club from 1957 to 1963, and served on the Board of the Elizabethan Trust from 1954 to 1984.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2003
© Estate of Mark Strizic

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Artist and subject

Mark Strizic (age 40 in 1968)

Sir Charles Moses (age 68 in 1968)

Subject professions

Media and communications

Supported by

Basil P. Bressler (48 portraits supported)

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Gael Newton looks at Australian photography, film and the sixties through the novel lens of Mark Strizic.

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