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01-September-2014
01-September-2014

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A park commemorates Alfred Traeger who was the creator of the pedal wireless and was a collaborator with Flynn.

Alfred Hermann Traeger, OBE (2 August 1895 – 31 July 1980) was an Australian inventor, chiefly known for the development of the pedal radio. He was instrumental in the establishment and early success of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

Traeger had an interest in radio for much of his life. During the 1920s, he was contacted by Rev John Flynn to assist in experiments which were to enable remote families access to medical treatment by using radio equipment. Since much of remote Australia had no access to electricity, the initial problem was how to provide reliable power to a radio. Traeger consequently developed a pedal generator to power a morse code wireless set.

 

Location

Address:Gap Road & Speed Street, Traeger Park, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.708889
Long: 133.875
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://www.hss.uts.edu.au/centres/p…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 7th October, 1961
Front Inscription

TRAEGER PARK.

NAMED IN HONOUR OF ALFRED H. TRAEGER, ESQ., CREATOR OF THE PEDAL WIRELESS AND COLLABORATOR WITH JOHN FLYNN.

OPENED BY THE HON. PAUL HASLUCK, M.P. MINISTER OF STATE FOR TERRITORIES

7TH OCTOBER 1961

Source: ACPH
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