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The Three Wireless Men

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$10 – $12

In conjunction with the Australian Society for History of Engineering and Technology

Radio mast and Sir Ernest Fisk’s home, Wahroonga Sept 1918 [Sam Hood Collection, SLNSW]

In this lecture, Jo Harris will discuss the early lives and experiences of Hughes, Marconi and Fisk, three men whose curiosity, knowledge and interest in wireless technology caused a significant world-wide event in 1918 – the first direct wireless message from the United Kingdom to Australia.

The lecture will also include details about the Wahroonga and Ku-ring-gai decision to commemorate the event in 1935, the 75th Anniversary in 1993, the connection with Wales in 1997, the North Wales and Ireland visit by members of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society in 2004 and the Centenary Celebration at Wahroonga in 2018.

About the speaker:

Joan Helene (‘Jo’) Harris OAM is the Wireless Institute of Australia NSW historian. She has previously worked as a Personnel Officer and Sydney North Ku-ring-gai Local Government Co-ordinator of WICEN (Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network) and has received many community and State Government Awards for her pivotal communications role during a number of community crises.

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Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $12
Website:
https://www.rahs.org.au/product/three-wireless-men-tickets/

Organiser

RAHS/ASHET
Phone:
(02) 9247 8001

Venue

History House
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 9247 8001
Website:
www.rahs.org.au

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