First Overseas Wireless Message Print Page
Cairn marking the site from where the first overseas wireless transmission from Australia were sent by Lord Northcote, Governor-General. In July 1906, Queenscliff was the scene of a technological sensation when the first official wireless message was sent 215 miles across the sea to Tasmania.
More than 200 guests gathered on the top of a hill by the sea to attend the opening ceremony of the first Marconi Company wireless telegraph station. Lord Nothcote sent the following historic message to the Governor of Tasmania: “The Commonwealth greets Tasmania and rejoices at the establishment of a new means for uniting the people of Australia more closely together.”
|Address:||Point Londsdale Road & Anderson Street, Royal Park, Point Lonsdale, 3225|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.275928|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-July-1906|
|Actual Event End Date:||12-July-1906|
From this spot on twelfth July 1906, the first overseas wireless messages from Australia were sent by Lord Northcote, Governor General; Sir R. Talbot, Governor; Hon. A. Deakin, Prime Minister; Hon.A. Chapman, Postmaster-General; Hon A. Crouch, M.P. for Corio and Marchese G. Marconi
From this spot on Twelfth July 2006 the re-enactment of the first overseas wireless message from mainland Australia to Devonport, Tasmania in the presence of the Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser A.C.