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Wireless telegraphy

Join this Vicfix campaign to tune into Australia's first wireless transmission

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About wireless telegraphy

The birth of Australia's broadcasting industry can be traced to that new-fangled invention wireless telegraphy, shorthand for electromagnetic radiation and airborne Hertzian wave transmission.

Australia's first official wireless transmission took place between Queenscliff and Devonport in July 1906. Historic newspaper reports capture the early days of this major technological breakthrough, which transformed wartime communications in WWI and paved the way for Australia's first radio broadcast in 1919.

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Ham radio set, Robert O'Brien, c. 1900–10

Wireless telegraphy

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