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Biographical entry Kopsch, Gustavus Adolphus

Occupation
Electrical engineer

Summary

Gustavus Adolphus Kopsch became Chief Mechanician to the Sydney Post Office in 1876 and constructed the transmitter and receiver for the first experimental telephone line in 1877. He also gave the first exhibition of electric lighting in the colonies in 1868.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Charles Frederick Gustave Kopsch - Records, 1866 - 1932, ML MSS 2810X; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.