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27-November-2014
27-November-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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.

Location

Address:Nhill-Jeparit Road & Gerang-Glenlee Road, Glenlee Reserve, Glenlee, 3418
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -36.225422
Long: 141.846492
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Science
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 4th April, 1985
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,RUMV,VMR,ADB
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