First Wireless Transmission Memorial
Heathcote, New South Wales, Australia

This memorial located in Heathcote, on the southern outskirts of Sydney, commemorates the first military wireless transmission in Australia on 28 March 1910 by Captain George Augustine Taylor. The Morse Code signal was received at a second military camp several kilometers distant. This was pioneering work of the day and showed that such signals could be transmitted under less than favourable conditions and from rugged terrain, ultimately proving to be of great assistance during the Great War of 1914 - 1918 (WW 1).


Overall view of the memorial.


Overall view of the memorial.

All photos and text courtesy of Peter F. Williams
© 2010 Peter F. Williams all rights reserved


Page published Jan. 4, 2010