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Biographical entry Hooke, Lionel George Alfred (1895 - 1974)

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Born
31 December 1895
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died
17 February 1974
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Telegraphist and Business executive

Summary

(Sir) Lionel George A. Hooke spent a total of sixty-one years with AWA Ltd. (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia). Forty-nine years of this was in management. In 1914 Hooke went to Antarctica to work as the radio operator on Shackelton's Antarctic expedition. He has written at least one scientific article on radio communications.

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Events

1913
Career position - Telegraphist at Marconi Co., UK
1913 - 1925
Career position - Telegraphist? at AWA Ltd. (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia)
1914 - 1915
Career position - Radio Operator on the Shackelton Antarctic expedition
1925 - 1945
Career position - General Manager of AWA Ltd.
1945 - 1949
Career position - Managing Director of AWA Ltd.
1957
Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
1962 - 1974
Career position - Chairman of AWA Ltd.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Davies, L.W., 'Hooke, Sir Lionel George Alfred (1895-1974), Broadcasting Pioneer, Radio Engineer and Businessman', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 485-486. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A140552b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.