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Shore to Ship Wireless Message
Shore to Ship Wireless Message

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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

Location

Address:King & Gellibrand Streets, Fort Queenscliff, Queenscliff, 3225
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.271944
Long: 144.660833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry
Actual Event STart Date:06-May-1901
Actual Event End Date:06-May-1901

Dedication

Front Inscription

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.

Source: MA,VMR
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