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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 22 November  
Olympics broadcast

ABC Outside Broadcast van used to broadcast the Melbourne Olympics. Ran from 22ndNovember to 8 th December 1956.

1956 19 November  

first Melbourne broadcast took place two weeks later, just in time for ABC-TV's coverage of the 1956 Olympic Games.

1956 5 November  
Launch of ABC

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