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Biographical entry Traeger, Alfred Hermann (1895 - 1980)

OBE

Born
2 August 1895
Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
Died
31 July 1980
Rosslyn Park, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Alfred Hermann Traeger designed a transceiver for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In 1933 he also invented a typewriter Morse keyboard, which was widely used as an accessory to the pedal sets until the advent of radio telephony. He began his engineering career with the Metropolitan Tramways Trust and the Postmaster-General's Department (1915-1923) and later formed his own company Traeger Transceivers Pty Ltd. He worked for John Flynn on Northern Territory radio experiments from 1926 and is commemorated by a sports field, a plaque and the Royal Flying Doctor Service aeroplane at Alice Springs.

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Events

1915
Education - Associate Diploma completed at the South Australian School of Mines and Industries
1915 - 1923
Career position - Metropolitan Tramways Trust and the Postmaster-General's Department
c. 1923
Career position - Hannan Bros Ltd, Adelaide
1944
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Published resources

Books

  • McKay, Fred, Traeger: the Pedal Radio Man, Boolarong Press, Moorooka, Queensland, 1995, 108 pp. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker