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

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


Sir Lionel 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 Shackleton's Antarctic expedition. He has written at least one scientific article on radio communications.



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.
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 Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie, ed., vol. 14 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1996), pp. 485-486. Details


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McCarthy, G.J.