History of wireless telegraphy and broadcasting in Australia/Topical/Biographies

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Biographies sorted alphabetically by surname

  • Alder, Oscar Edward "Ock" - 1896-1987 - 4JB Brisbane (Albion) - amateur operator (AOCP 423, 1928, No. 47 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, wool classer
  • Askins, Leslie M. "Les" - 18??-19?? - 4LA Townsville - amateur operator (AOCP Townsville 1925), amateur broadcaster, engineer (PMG), senior federal public servant
  • Atkinson, Reginald Aubrey - 19??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (South Brisbane) - amateur operator (AOCP 412, 1928, No. 46 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Baker, E. W. - 19??-19?? - 4CI Brisbane (Northgate) 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Baker, Herbert Edward - 1875-1948 - 4HB Charleville (1925) - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, grazier
  • Balsillie, John Graeme - 18??-19?? - radio business proprietor, senior federal public servant
  • Bamfield, A. G. - 18??-19?? - XQJ Corfield (1913) - amateur operator (pre AOCP)
  • Bardin, William Frederic "Bill" - 1899-1976 - 3ZA Melbourne (North Carlton) (1923-1925), 4AB Townsville (1925-1927), Brisbane (Fairfield & Yeronga) (1931-1933), 2ABZ Sydney (Ermington & Dundas) (1937-1939, 1946-1961+) - amateur operator (pre AOCP), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4QG), coastal radio operator (AWA), federal public servant
  • Bauer, Alfred Thomas "Alf" - 1908-19?? - 4AT Brisbane & Cairns - amateur operator (AOCP 333, 1927, No. 36 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4QG), state public servant
  • Beatson, Robert John "Bob" - 19??-19?? - 4BB Brisbane (Wilston) & Maryborough - amateur operator (AOCP 394, 1928, No. 44 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4MB)
  • Bell, H. G. - 19??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (South Toowong = Taringa) - amateur operator (AOCP 321, 1927, No. 33 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Berry, Robert Henry - 18??-1971 - XQC Rockhampton (1913) - amateur operator (pre AOCP), electrical business proprietor
  • Bouchard, Victor John Reid "Vic" - 1897-1936 - 4BY Brisbane (Auchenflower) (1922) - amateur receive (pre AOCP), amateur club administrator
  • Bridger, Thomas William - 1885(UK)-1941(NT) - 4AP Brisbane (Hamilton) 1923-1925 - amateur operator (pre AOCP, no AOCP), amateur broadcaster, electrical engineer, public servant
  • Bright, William Henry Herbert "Bill" - 1898-1961 - Spark, 4FA (1923), 4AA (1925), 4WB (1925-1927), 4OO (1937-1938) Toowoomba - amateur operator (AOCP 123, 1925, No. 13 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Brims, Marcus John Gordon - 1888-1982 - XQA Mareeba (1913) - amateur operator, business proprietor
  • Browne, Robert John Vincent - 1907-1972 - 4RB Brisbane, amateur operator (AOCP 92, 1925, No. 10 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer
  • Buck, Albert T. - 18??-19?? - 4CW Brisbane (Geebung) 1925 - amateur operator (AOCP 281, 1926, No. 24 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Carey, Frank J. - 18??-19?? - X??, 4?? Toowoomba & 2AMI - amateur operator (1911-1914, 1923-??)
  • Charteris, Michael - 4QS Ipswich & Maryborough - amateur operator, historian (amateur)
  • Chilton, George Frederick - 1891-1956 - 4GD Brisbane, 2GF Sydney (Carlingford), 4GD Townsville - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, coastal operator (VIG, VIB, VIS, VIT, Rockbank), wireless telegraphist (PMG, RANRS), federal public servant (PMG)
  • Chilton, Robert - 18??-19?? - 2RC Gloucester - amateur operator (1925), amateur broadcaster
  • Coffey, Henry Freeman - 1885-1934 - 4KY Brisbane (Doomben) - amateur operator (AOCP Brisbane 1926), amateur broadcaster, coastal operator (CRS, RANRS, PMGD, AWA), federal public servant
  • Colville, Sydney Victor - 1894(Vic)-1966(NSW) - XQF Brisbane (South Brisbane) (1913), 2FA Sydney (1923-1925), 2VH Sydney (1935-1939) - amateur operator (No AOCP), amateur broadcaster, wireless retail business proprietor
  • Cooling, Ernest R. - 18??-19?? - 4BN Toowoomba - amateur operator (AOCP 11, 1924, No. 3 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Couper, Andy - 18??-19?? - X?? & 4BW Mareeba (1925) - amateur operator (AOCP 71, 1925, No. 5 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Coutts, E. S. - 18??-1971 - 4BZ Dalby (1922) - amateur receive (pre AOCP)
  • Cribb, D. F. - 18??-19?? - 4DC Brisbane (Indooroopilly) - amateur operator (AOCP 134, 1925, No. 15 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Crooks, Len. J. - 18??-19?? - 7BQ Launceston - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, honorary radio inspector (PMG)
  • Delbridge, Reginald Joseph Robert - 19??-19?? - 4RJ Childers, Brisbane, amateur operator (AOCP 383, 1927, No. 42 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, minister of religion
  • Dellit, Samuel Stephen - amateur operator (VK1DXA Canberra, VK4ZSS Brisbane, VK3 Melbourne), broadcast DXer, broadcast planning engineer, federal public servant, historian (amateur, broadcast, coastal)
  • Dillon, Arthur Ernest - 1902-1960 - 4CH Brisbane (New Farm) 1922 (Receive), 1925 - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Eggleton, Eric - 18??-19?? - 4DA Toowoomba - amateur operator (AOCP 81, 1925, No. 9 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Elliott, Thomas Murray Browse "Tom" - 1899-1971 - 4CM Brisbane - amateur operator (AOCP 72, 1925, No. 6 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, television experimenter
  • Feenaghty, Leo Michael John "Leo" - 1900-19?? - 4LJ Brisbane - amateur operator (AOCP 291, 1926, No. 28 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, radio club administrator, state public servant
  • Finney, W. - 19??-19?? - 4AU Brisbane (Red Hill) 1925, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, radio club administrator, honorary radio inspector
  • Fisk, Ernest Thomas - 19??-19?? - 2??, radiocommunications business proprietor
  • Flaherty, Gordon Thomas Holm - 19??-1967 - 4CB Brisbane (South Brisbane) 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Fortescue, C. - 18??-19?? - 4CP Toowoomba - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, military
  • Freeman, L. - 18??-19?? - XQB Rockhampton (1913) - amateur operator
  • Geraghty, J. A. - 18??-19?? - 4CS Townsville 1925, Gympie - amateur operator (AOCP 186, 1925, No. 17 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, minister of religion
  • Gibson, Edgar McLean - 1877-1969 - 4AN Brisbane (Greenslopes) (1925) - amateur operator (pre AOCP), father of Wliiam Leighton Gibson
  • Gibson, G. H. - 18??-19?? - XQG Brisbane (1913) - amateur operator (pre AOCP)
  • Gibson, William Leighton "Leighton" - 1907-19XX - 4AN Brisbane (Greenslopes), amateur operator (AOCP 73, 1925, No. 7 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, journalist (QRN "Bananalander"), wireless business employee (Phillips Radio), son of E. M. Gibson
  • Gold, Clifford Henry Yarburgh "Cliff" - 18??-19?? - 4CG Brisbane (Hill End) & Toowoomba - amateur operator (AOCP 262, 1926, No. 21 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4GR), (nephew of 4EG)
  • Gold, Edward Edwin "Ted" - 1894-1961 - 4EG, 4GR Toowoomba - amateur operator (AOCP 7, 1924, No. 1 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, commercial broadcast station proprietor
  • Golden, Patrick John - 1893-1943 - 4PG Brisbane, ship wireless operator, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, radio business proprietor
  • Grant, Colin J. - 19??-19?? - 4JG Brisbane (Wooloowin), amateur operator (AOCP 310, 1926, No. 32 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, accountant
  • Greenham, A. J. - 19??-19?? - 4AG Brisbane (1933), Gympie (1934), Innisfail (1937-1939), amateur operator (pre AOCP, AOCP ???, 19??, No. ?? in Qld) (1923-????), amateur broadcaster,
  • Grimes, Benjmin D. - 19??-19?? - 4BD Brisbane (Annerley), amateur operator (AOCP 278, 1926, No. 23 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Hadley, Arthur Lionel Trimtle "Doc" - 19??-19?? - 4AH Brisbane (Clifton Hill & Dutton Park), amateur operator (AOCP 636, 1930, No. ?? in Qld), amateur broadcaster, public servant (PMGD)
  • Hagarty, W. E. - 19??-19?? - 4WH Longreach - amateur operator (AOCP 172, 1925, No. 16 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, engineer, public servant (PMG)
  • Ham, George Wilton - 1905-1987 - 4GW Brisbane (Northgate) - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Hannam, W. H. - 18??-19?? - XQI Stamford (1913) - amateur operator
  • Harley, Gordon Nicholl - 19??-19?? - 4?? Ipswich - amateur operator (AOCP 385, 1928, No. 43 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Haworth, William - 19??-19?? - Q737 (1922) - amateur receiver? (pre AOCP)
  • Hobler, Harold Learmonth - 18??-19?? - 4DO Rockhampton (1925) - amateur operator (AOCP 110, 1925, No. 12 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Husband, N. E. - 18??-19?? - 4CV Charters Towers 1925 - amateur operator (AOCP ???, 19??, No. ?? in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Ikin, W. G. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Townsville - amateur operator (AOCP 201, 1925, No. 18 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Isles, Clifford W. J. - 18??-19?? - 4CC Brisbane (Ascot) 1922 (Receive), 1925 - amateur operator (pre AOCP), amateur broadcaster, business proprietor
  • Jackson, Alf C. - 18??-19?? - 4AJ Brisbane (Fairfield) 1931, 2BO (Bangalow) 1933 - amateur operator (no AOCP ??), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4QG, Brisbane Cmcls), state public servant (4QG)
  • Jensen, Laurence Richard Hopkins - 19??-19?? - 7LJ, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Kenna, Vernon Francis "Vern / Marconi" - 1908-1987, 4FK Brisbane (Hamilton), amateur operator (AOCP 301, 1926, No. 29 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (PMGD), radiocommunications engineer, senior public servant (PMG, ABC2)
  • Kennedy, Peter - 19??-19?? - 6AM Perth & 5AM Adelaide, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer, federal public servant (PMG, concluding as Deputy Postmaster-General SA)
  • Lindner, H. E. - 18??-19?? - 4BX Brisbane (Alderley) 1922 - amateur receive (pre AOCP)
  • Malone, James Joseph - 19??-19?? - senior federal public servant (PMG, Controller Wireless; OTC)
  • Marshall, Archie Francis "Arch" - 1907-1982 - 4AF Clifton - amateur operator (AOCP 438, 1928, No. 48 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Mathews, F. T. - 18??-19?? - 4FK Brisbane (New Farm) - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • McDowall, Valentine . - 1881-1957 - 4CN 1922 Brisbane (Receive), 4CM Brisbane (City) 1922-1925 - amateur operator (pre AOCP), amateur broadcaster (4CM operator primarily Thomas Murray Browse Elliott after about 1925)
  • McLeod, A. - 19??-19?? - 4CF Brisbane (Red Hill) 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Medlin, Noel James Clifford - 19??-19?? - broadcast planning engineer (ABCB), federal public servant (ABCB)
  • Miller, H. - 19??-19?? - 4EH Brisbane (Ascot) 1925 - amateur operator (AOCP ???, 19??, No. ?? in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Miller, H. L. - 19??-19?? - 4CA Brisbane (West End) 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Milner, J. - 18??-19?? - 4AK Brisbane (Valley & Kelvin Grove) (1922-1935) - amateur operator (pre AOCP, AOCP 93, 1925, No. 11 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Minchin, Arthur W. - 19??-19?? - 4AM Rockhampton - amateur operator (AOCP ???, 19??, No. ?? in Qld), amateur broadcaster, broadcast engineer (4RO Cmcl), wireless retail business proprietor
  • Moran, Cyril Donald - 19??-19?? - broadcast technician at 4QG under Qld Government, state public servant (4QG)
  • Morris, Cecil Ralph Newman - 1906-19?? - 4CN, 4LW Brisbane - amateur operator (AOCP 398, 1928, No. 45 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Munro, Bruce Wilson - 19??-19?? - 4AL Brisbane (Hawthorne) - amateur operator (AOCP 339, 1927, No. 35 in Qld) and amateur broadcaster, aeronautical experimenter
  • Musgrave, Mandeville D'Oyly - 19??-19?? - broadcast station proprietor (6ML & others)
  • Nolan, Francis Michael - 19??-19?? - 4FN Brisbane, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, national broadcaster, radio serviceman
  • Nolan, Francis William - 19??-19?? - 4JU Brisbane, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, radio serviceman
  • Nolan, Violet Elizabeth - 19??-19?? - 4LO Brisbane, YL amateur operator
  • Norris, Edgar Lewin - 19??-19?? - 4CK Toowoomba 1922 (Receive) 1925, amateur operator (pre AOCP, AOCP 80, 1925, No. 8 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • O'Brien, M. M. - 19??-19?? - 4MM Brisbane (Toowong), amateur operator (AOCP 234, 1926, No. 20 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Odgers, Norman F. - 19??-19?? - 4BO or 4BD Brisbane (Newmarket) & Charters Towers (1925), VK4NK, VK9NK, VK6NF, VK4CH, amateur operator (pre AOCP), amateur broadcaster, ship wireless officer, broadcast engineer (WA)
  • Olsen, O. - 19??-19?? - 4CL Dalby 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Oxlade, George - 19??-19?? - 4GO Brisbane (Newmarket), amateur operator (AOCP 229, 1926, No. 19 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Pinney, C. R. - 18??-19?? - 4CP Port Moresby - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Price, John Clarey "Jack" - 1884-1954 - 4CE (Receive) 1922, 4FI or 4FJ Brisbane (Bardon) - amateur operator (pre AOCP), amateur broadcaster, radio business proprietor, public servant (PMG)
  • Randall, C. O. - 18??-19?? - 4BK Innisfail (1925) - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Reinhold, E. C. - 19??-19?? - Q747 (1922) - amateur receiver? (pre AOCP)
  • Richardson, J. K. - 18??-19?? - 4KR Barcaldine - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Roberts, Russell Flexmore - 18??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (West End) - amateur operator (AOCP 372, 1927, No. 41 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Robinson, John William - 19??-19?? - amateur radio 2RN, 4RN, Honorary Radio Inspector NSW, First director 4QG
  • Rockwell, Horace Bruce - 18??-19?? - XQH Brisbane (Wynnum), amateur operator, a founder of Wireless Institute of Queensland 1912
  • Rohde, William Campbell "Bill" - 1907-19?? - 4RW Brisbane (Red Hill), amateur operator (AOCP ???, 19??, No. ?? in Qld), broadcast engineer, public servant (PMG)
  • Rosenskjar, F. - 19??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Fairfield) (Operator 4BI), amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Sanderson, Douglas George - 19??-19?? - broadcast engineer (PMGD), historian (broadcast), federal public servant (PMGD)
  • Scott, Cecil - 19??-19?? - 7CS Launceston & Hobart, amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Scott, W. F. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (West End) - amateur operator (AOCP 334, 1927, No. 37 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Sharpe, F. V. - 18??-19?? - 4AZ Brisbane (Wooloowin) - amateur operator (AOCP 20, 1924, No. 4 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Shawsmith, Alan "Smithy" - 1917-2010 - 4SA (1935-1939), 4SS (1946-2010) Brisbane - amateur operator (AOCP 1935), historian (amateur), journalist, broadcast engineer (ABC2), public servant (ABC2)
  • Shepherd, H. A. - 18??-19?? - XQD Rockhampton (1913) - amateur operator (pre AOCP)
  • Smith, Alan Shaw - See Alan Shawsmith (change of name)
  • Sims, E. C. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Bowen - amateur operator (AOCP 344, 1927, No. 38 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Stafford, J. H. - 19??-19?? - 4CD Ipswich (Ebbw Vale) 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Starkie, Thomas William - 19??-19?? - 4NW Brisbane (Nundah), amateur operator (AOCP 306, 1926, No. 30 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Stephens, Arthur Nelson - 18??-1972 - 4CG Brisbane (Clayfield) 1922 (Receive) (Operator 4AE), amateur operator, amateur broadcaster
  • Stephens, T. B. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Annerley), amateur operator (AOCP 309, 1926, No. 31 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Stephenson, C. W. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Wooloowin) - amateur operator (AOCP 282, 1926, No. 25 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Stephenson, H. J. - 18??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Wooloowin) - amateur operator (AOCP 290, 1926, No. 27 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Stevens, Frederick William - 18??-19?? - Coastal wireless operator; first chief engineer 4QG
  • Sutton, J. W. - 18??-19?? - 4EI Brisbane (City) 1925 - amateur operator, amateur broadcaster, electrical engineer, senior state public servant
  • Sweeney, Walter Moss - 19??-19?? - Commonwealth public servant
  • Vining, W. E. - 19??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Nundah), amateur operator (AOCP 277, 1926, No. 22 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Voigt, Emil Robert - 18??-19?? - 2KY Sydney, broadcast station manager
  • Walker, Charles - 18??-19?? - 4CU Clifton - amateur operator (AOCP 10, 1924, No. 2 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Walsh, Harold Dunbar - 1903-1951 - 4HW Brisbane (Hamilton), amateur operator (AOCP 133, 1925, No 14 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, solicitor
  • Walz, Arthur Edwyn - 1908-19?? - 4AW Brisbane, amateur operator (AOCP 287, 1926, No. 26 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, senior State public servant
  • Waters, Leslie - 18??-19?? - 4AC (1925) Innisfail - amateur operator (1923-1925), amateur broadcaster
  • Weeks, H. L. - 19??-19?? - 4CJ Currumbin 1922 (Receive) - amateur receiver (pre AOCP)
  • Wicks, C. - 18??-19?? - XQK Brisbane (South Brisbane) (1913) - amateur operator (pre AOCP)
  • Winterford, Dudley Charles Burnett Brereton - 1908-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (Annerley), amateur operator (AOCP 363, 1927, No. 40 in Qld), amateur broadcaster
  • Wood, Percy - 19??-19?? - 4RO & 4PW Ipswich, 2EPW Banora Point, amateur operator (AOCP 359, 1927, No. 39 in Qld), amateur broadcaster, journalist (QRN, AR), engineer (IREE)
  • Young, W. A. - 19??-19?? - 4?? Brisbane (West End), amateur operator (AOCP 330, 1927, No. 34 in Qld), amateur broadcaster,