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The Three Wireless Men
September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$10 – $12
In conjunction with the Australian Society for History of Engineering and TechnologyIn 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.BUY TICKETS