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1874 A tidal wave was thundering about at Port Davey in Tassie after an earthquake that shook the bejebus out of houses.
1920 Twas a Wednesday when Wireless
telephony was first demonstrated at Parliament House, Melbourne to
Federal MPs and others by Ernest Fisk of AWA where a broadcast was heard
in Queen's Hall from a private home in Brighton. Distinguished guests were given a
lecture and at 7pm the performance began with the first musical item on
radio, Miss L. Walker (recent winner of a Melba scholarship) singing
'Advance Australia Fair', applicable as Dame Nellie had sung it herself
in an experimental broadcast in England.
Please note, junior readers under 40, that 'wireless' used to refer to something other than computer communications.