Issue Details: First known date: 1924... 1924 John Alfred Hargreaves, Private Collection
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Content Summary

  • Notebook containing notes regarding outside radio broadcasts made during the Duke of Gloucester's visit to Melbourne, Bendigo and Geelong, Victoria, 1934
  • Photograph and Christmas card showing interior and exterior views of radio station, VK-3LR, at Lyndhurst, Victoria, c1936
  • List of all Victorian amateur radio operators ("ham" operators) together with their addresses and call signs, c1924


John Hargreaves worked for the Victorian Post Master General's Department and in 1934 he joined the Department's first short-wave broadcasting station VK-3LR at Lyndhurst, Victoria. In 1944 he was transferred to Shepparton, Victoria, where he remained until he retired in 1963 as supervising technician of Radio Australia, Shepparton.


John Hargreaves, outside broadcasts, short-wave radio, VK-3LR, Victoria, PMG, Radio Australia

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Mrs Joan Wishart



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