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A plaque commemorates the first shore to ship wireless message in Australia sent by electrical engineer H.W. Jenvey, to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York who were coming to Melbourne to open the first Federal Parliament
|Address:||King & Gellibrand Streets, Fort Queenscliff, Queenscliff, 3225|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.271944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||06-May-1901|
|Actual Event End Date:||06-May-1901|
On 6 May, 1901, from near the Black Lighthouse, and address of welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York arriving by ship to open the first Federal Parliament was successfully transmitted by H. W. Jenvey, MIEE, electrical engineer, Victorian Postal Department, using equipment he design, built and operated.
This was the first Australian shore to ship wireless telegraph communication except for pre-arranged experiments.