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Corporate entry Maritime Wireless (1900s - c. 1914)

From
1900s
Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
To
c. 1914
Functions
Education and Telecommunications
Location
Randwick, New South Wales

Summary

In around 1904 Father Shaw, whose hobby was wireless design, joined with a local business, Kirkby to form Maritime Wireless. The factory was built on his church grounds and employed over 150 workers. Most importantly, it was the only company to run a wireless apprentice workshop in Sydney. In 1914 Shaw was forced to sell Maritime Wireless to the government after being found guilty of misappropriating church funds.

Published resources

Books

  • Randwick Municipal Council, Randwick, a social history, New South Wales University Press, Kensington, New South Wales, c.1985, 244 pp. Details

Online Resources

Ailie Smith