History of telecommunications

Radio telephone surveying at the end of World War 2 was physically challenging, as well as technically demanding. The historic paper describes the extraordinary challenges faced by technical and lines personnel conducting propagation measurements for a radio telephone link from Victoria to Tasmania between 1947 and 1949. 

19 February 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the first Japanese air raid on Darwin, the capital of Australia?s Northern Territory and its gateway to Asia. The first bombing raid targeted the flotilla of ships in the harbour and key infrastructure such as telecommunications, severing the vulnerable north of Australia from the rest of the country. But the severance was short-lived, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff of the Postmaster-General?s Department who worked tirelessly under arduous conditions to maintain essential communications between the warfront in the north and the rest of the nation to the south. 

Four historical vignettes are provided from the period 1875 to 1880 from the Proceedings of the Telegraph Electrical Society of Victoria ? the lineal antecedent of today?s TelSoc (Australian Telecommunications Society).

This article describes the key events leading up to the formation in 1960 of the Computer Society of South Australia, the first State-based computer society in Australia. The key role played by Professor Ren Potts of the University of Adelaide is emphasised.

The History of Australian Telecommunications (1970-2013) ? A Structured Bibliography from an Economic Policy Perspective

A bibliography is provided of reference books, official reports, published articles and legislation germane to the history of Australian telecommunications from 1970 to 2013.

Bibliographies

A bibliography is provided of reference books, official reports, published articles and legislation germane to the history of Australian telecommunications from 1970 to 2013, from an economic policy perspective.

History

History of telecommunications and the evolution and role of TelSoc and its predecessors.

A brief history of Australian telecommunications initiatives to assist people with major disabilities. Background to the Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize competition. Winners of the 2013 Telstra-TJA Christopher Newell Prize competition.

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