Alfred Traeger Print Page
A monument commemorates Alfred Traeger, the inventor of the pedal wireless who was born at Glenlee.
Alfred Traeger invented the pedal wireless in which pedals were operated by foot allowing the operator two free hands. The pedal shaft was highly geared to drive a generator, so dispensing with heavy batteries.
The radio was successful in the outback and the Flying Doctor Service, with which Traeger was involved for many years, receiving an Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for his services. Erected during the Dimboola Shire Centenary celebrations, it is a large irregular red/brown sandstone rock set on a concrete base.
|Address:||Nhill-Jeparit Road & Gerang-Glenlee Road, Glenlee Reserve, Glenlee, 3418|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.225422|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 4th April, 1985|
In memory of Alfred Herman Traeger, O.B.E. inventor of the pedal wireless
Born at Glenlee 28.8.1895
In recognition of his services to Australia.
Unveiled by his son Michael Traeger on 4. 4. 1985