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Comprehensive biography of 4PG by Daily Standard journalist

TODAY'S RADIO TALK. "Sparks" in Wartime. HOW 815 AUSTRALIANS WERE SAVED. Expert P. J. Golden's Experiences. "It must be about five or six months since I first met Patrick John Golden" (writes B. E. Frederich), "and at that time I interviewed him in connection with some wireless business, or to be more exact, with some report I wanted to obtain from him concerning the then newly-formed Wynuum Manly Radio Society. I later on met Mr. Golden a second time at the official opening of the Wynnum-Manly Radio Society's rooms, and although he was not one of the leading spokesmen on that occasion, I soon learnt that he was really the "man behind the gun" with regard to the success so far attained by this radio society, of which he was and still is the hon. secretary and technical adviser. It is understood that without this splendid and well-grounded knowledge the Wireless Society would have never been able to make such great strides as it has done, being practically without parallel in anything similarly attempted in Queensland. MR. GOLDEN'S CAREER. "From time to time I have been trying to induce Mr. Golden to let me have a little of his life's story, more particularly with regard to his training in wireless, and although he has been most reluctant, I was able to get bits here and there from him, which when placed together make a most romantic story. "Although quite a young man, in the early thirties, Mr. Golden had a most adventurous career, not the least of it being in the service of the Empire during the great war, at which time he was exposed to many dangers, but, fortunately, escaped unhurt, gaining most valuable experience in what has now become his life's business — wireless. WIRELESS TRAINING. "After leaving school and working a while he proceeded to London, and joined the marine staff of Marconi's International Marine Communication Company, Limited, his first position being as junior wireless operator on the steamship Minehaha. In those days operators were changed from ship to ship every few months, and young Mr. Golden was on five different boats in 14 months' time. "Owing to the International Radio Telegraphic Convention of 1912, which was held at Geneva, deciding that all certificates issued before that should be null and void, Mr. Golden was issued a new certificate under the new regulations in force in 1914. That was in February, 1914. In June of the same year the British Admiralty, evidently in anticipation of events, as Mr. Golden said, issued an appeal to various wireless schools, etc., calling on wireless operators, possessing first-class certificates, to join the royal naval reserves, wireless branch, as wireless operators. Anyone who joined, and Mr. Golden was one of them, was given the rank of petty officer. They had to train one week per year on full pay, and were also given a retainer of 25s a month during peace time. He had just completed his training in the naval reserves, when the war clouds burst, and he then remained with the British navy for four and a half year. YEARS OF WAR EXPERIENCE. "H.M.S. submarine Hebe was the first warboat he was placed on, after which he was transferred to submarines C.3, C.13, and C.14, respectively. This was followed by service on de-stroyers, all the time doing wireless operating. He was lucky enough to leave the destroyer H.M.S. Wasp on March 21, 1915, three months prior to her being blown to pieces. Her name had been changed to torpedo boat No. 12, and she was sunk, together with torpedo boat No. 10, both operating off the east coast, in June, 1915. AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS SAVED. "One of the most exciting incidents whilst stationed at the Dardanelles," said Mr. Golden, "took place on September 2, 1915. At 10.5 a.m, we suddenly received a wireless message of the sinking, or expected sinking of the transport, Southland, which had been torpedoed off Lemnos. "Wireless messages although very crude with reference to their plants, played a most important part on those occasions," continued Mr. Golden," and as soon almost as we could transmit the contents of the wireless message to the commander, we were on our way, full steam ahead, towards the disabled transport. We had only 28 miles to do to get there, but the Ben My Chree was trembling in every part, with the terrific effort of her engines to get to the scene of the disaster with as little delay as possible. We rescued 815 Australian soldiers from the Southland, and although that boat had a decided list, it was eventually able to get into port under its own steam. "'I have never come across any of those rescued survivors since my arrival in Australia on July 8, 1925,' said Mr. Golden, 'and if anyone should read this, who was amongst them, I should be very pleased to hear from him. Eleven were killed by the explosion prior to the assisting ship arriving. It was not a bad performance. We got the message as stated at 10.5 a.m., and were at the scene of the mishap at 11.15 a.m. " 'I stayed on the Ben-My-Chree until she was eventually sunk by gunfire from the Turks, who were about four miles away he said. 'She sank at Castellorizzo, on January 9, 1917, about 2.30 in the afternoon. The fifth enemy shell blew up her petrol tank, and, of course, we all knew then that was the end of her. Out of a crew of 233 only five were wounded. One of the wounded died later on.' SERVICES ON LAND. "Having had quite enough of sea travelling, at least for the time being, Mr. Golden then took a position in the War Department and Signal Factory at Cricklewood, near London, as tester and supervisor until August, 1919. Being at that time offered an appointment as wireless operator in charge, he went back to sea with the Marconi International Marine Communication Co., Ltd., but on being offered promotion in November, 1919, he took up a position with the Radio Communication Company, London, as testroom supervisor, and assisting engineer, and later on for the same company as operator in charge, carrying out special tests with direction finding and continuous wave-apparatus on various ships, including the P. and O. steamers to Australia. "That was Mr. Golden's first acquaintance with Australia, and after making several trips back to old country, he eventually found this country so enticing that he made arrangements to come out definitely and settle here with his wife and family. "For a short time after his arrival in Australia in July, 1925, Mr. Golden went into partnership with another man on the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, but on being offered an appointment with Messrs. Trackson Brothers, Limited, electrical engineers, of Elizabeth-street, Brisbane, in charge of their radio department, he came to Brisbane, and has been here ever since. Apart from dispensing valuable information to radio fans across the counter, Mr. Golden is enthusiastically assisting the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society with his great experience, gained so many various ways as described in these lines. "When the writer called on Mr. Golden at his home in Wynnum South on Saturday afternoon, he was actively engaged on a special type of screened coil, the object of which is to make the receiver selective, in order to get in touch with any other station whilst the powerful 4QG is on the air."[1]

Patrick John Golden's Time Line in FamilySearch Family Tree

  • Patrick John Golden: abt 1893 – 7 October 1943; Reference Number: GSFG-R49​​
  • 1893, Age 0, Birth 1893, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1901, Age 8, Residence 1901, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • 1911, Age 18, Residence 1911, Kilmainham, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1912, Age 19, Occupation 1912, England, United Kingdom, Description: Ship Wireless Operator, Merchant Navy
  • 1914, Age 21, Occupation 1914, England, United Kingdom, Description: Ship Wireless Operator, Royal Navy
  • 1914, Age 21, Military Service 1914, England, United Kingdom, Description: Ship Wireless Operator
  • 1918, Age 25, Marriage, 3 April 1918, Ilford, Redbridge, London, England, United Kingdom, Gladys Ada Burrows, Deceased - GSFG-YDS​​
  • 1919, Age 26, Occupation 1919, England, United Kingdom, Description: Ship Wireless Operator, Merchant Navy
  • 1920, Age 27, Birth of Child 12 February 1920, Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Gerald Valentine Patrick Golden 1920–Deceased, GSFG-K14​​
  • 1922, Age 29, Birth of Child 1922, Ilford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Gladys Patricia Golden 1922–Deceased, GSFG-YD4​​
  • 1925, Age 32, Custom Event Emigration 14 May 1925, London, England, United Kingdom, Description: Migration of Golden family from London on SS Bendigo
  • 1925, Age 32, Custom Event Immigration July 1925, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Description: Immigration of Golden family to Sydney on SS Bendigo
  • 1926, Age 33, Occupation 1926, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Description: Wireless Salesman, Trackson Bros.
  • 1930, Age 37, Occupation 1930, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Description: Business Proprietor, Golden Radio Service
  • 1939, Age 46, Military Service 1939, Queensland, Australia, Description: Wireless Operator
  • 1939, Age 46, Occupation 1939, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Description: Wireless Mechanic
  • 1943, Age 50, Marriage 1943, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Violet Henrietta Tibbitts Deceased, GSFP-91C​​
  • 1943, Age 50, Death 7 October 1943, Archerfield, Queensland, Australia[2]

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4PG's WW2 service record states date of birth 1898, but this likely misrepresented to ensure enlistment

National Archives of Australia

  • Title: GOLDEN PATRICK JOHN : Service Number - N61073 : Date of birth - 15 Feb 1898 : Place of birth - DUBLIN IRELAND : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - Unknown
  • Contents date range: 1939 - 1948
  • Series number: B884
  • Control symbol: N61073
  • Citation: NAA: B884, N61073
  • Item barcode: 5613062
  • Location: Canberra
  • Access status: Not yet examined
  • Date of decision: 01 Jan 1970
  • Physical format: PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)
  • Records authority class number: 1010873
  • Date registered: 15 May 2002[3]
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PERSONAL. . . . Mr. P. J. Golden, who is in charge of the P. and O. Branch Service liner, "Barabool," spent last week-end in Warwick as the guest of his uncle (the Rev. Father Potter). The local amateur wireless club took the opportunity of inviting Mr. Golden to inspect Mr. Sorensen's wireless plant in Albion-street and on Monday he picked up calls from several stations, including Sydney. In the evening he delivered an address to the members of the club and gave them many valuable and practical hints. Mr. Golden left for Sydney yesterday to join his ship which leaves for London via Capetown and ports on Friday. He expects to be back in Australia about next May.[4]

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UK Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

  • Name: Patrick John Golden, Mrs. Gladys Ada Golden, Gladys Patricia Golden, Gerald Valentine Golden
  • Last address in UK: 14 Valentines Road, Ilford Essex
  • Occupation: Wireless Opr., Wife, Nil, Nil
  • Gender: Male, Female, Female, Male
  • Age: 32, 32, 5, 3 years
  • Birth Date: abt 1893, abt 1893, abt 1920, abt 1922
  • Departure Date: 14 May 1925
  • Port of Departure: London, England
  • Destination Port: Sydney, Australia
  • Country of Intended Permanent Residence: Australia
  • Ship Name: SS Bendigo
  • Search Ship Database: Search for the Bendigo in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
  • Shipping Line: Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company[5]
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First tentative enquiry seeking to establish a radio club for Wynnum Manly

NEW CLUB FORMATION. Those desirous of forming radio clubs in their districts are invited to forward particulars, which will be given prominence in this column. All communications to be addressed to "Permare," care of this office. Radio enthusiasts residing in Wynnum and Manly districts are cordially invited to write to Hugh K. Morren, Wynnum South, who, with their co-operation, is anxious to form a radio club in that district.[6]

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First meeting of Wynnum Radio Club, no reference to 4PG, but he may have been present

WYNNUM CLUB. INSTRUCTION IN MORSE. The first meeting of the Wynnum Radio Club was held at Mr. H. K. Morren's residence, Wynnum South, on Wednesday evening last. Owing to the inclemency of the weather, very few members turned up. Those who did however, are to be congratulated for their real. They were Messrs. H. Genn, J. Bruce, and Nedlog. Owing to there being no quorum, no official meeting could be held, yet those present discussed to a great length the preliminary arrangements of the club. Mr. H. K. Morren has offered his residence for future meetings, until such time as arrangements can be made for established headquarters. Would residents of Wynnum and Manly districts therefore please note that they are welcome to attend the next meeting, which will be held at Mr. Morren's residence on Monday evening, the 14th instant? Owing to static from the passing storm, it was impossible to appreciate the broadcasting from 4QG on Mr. Morren's four-valve receiver. Nevertheless, the evening passed pleasantly enough. Mr. Nedlog offered his services to coach members in the Morse code, so that they might be able to obtain their experimenter's license, and went so far as to outline a novel suggestion, which, if approved by club members, will dispense with the monotonous grind usually associated with the attainment of reception speed in Morse.[7]

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4PG granted AOCP, starts work on his transmitting set

TRANSMITTING LICENCE. WYNNUM SOUTH RESIDENT. A licence to transmit has been granted to Mr. P. J. Golden, of Pine-street, Wynnum South. The wavelengths allotted to him are 125 and 250 metres. We understand that Mr. Golden will not "appear on the ether" for some time, as he is busily engaged in the construction of his set, and he has other work besides which keeps his hands full just now. Mr. Golden is an experienced radio operator, holding certificates from the P. M., England, and the U.S. Government. An interesting fact concerning this experimenter's station is that the call letters alloted to him are 4PG. This will be quite all right when he uses his key and transmits the Morse code, but residents of Wynnum may be nonplussed if they mistake 4PG for 4QG, and wonder what has happened to their wonderful station. This, of course, is all due respect to Mr. Golden's abilities![8]

Inaugural meeting of Wynnum and Manly Radio Society held at 4PG's home

RADIO SOCIETY. WYNNUM AND MANLY CLUB. The inaugural meeting of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society was held on Wednesday evening, at the residence of Mr P. J. Golden, Pine-street, Wynnum South. Fifteen members were in attendance, and promises were received from seven others, who forwarded apologies for their absence. Those present included six lady residents of the district. This constitutes a record, inasmuch as the society is the first in the Commonwealth to have lady members. The name Wynnum and Manly Radio Society was unanimously adopted. The objects of the society were then described by the secretary, Mr. Golden. On the motion of Mr. Bebbington, seconded by Mr. Gornick, the secretary was instructed to issue invitations to other radio enthusiasts in the district to be present at the next meeting, which will be held at Mr. Golden's residence on Thursday, May 6. All those interested in wireless, whether they desire to gain sufficient knowledge to construct their own sets or wish to go further and join the eve increasing ranks of experimenters in Queensland, are invited to attend. The demonstration of the assembly of a simple crystal set will be given for the benefit of beginners in the science, at the next meeting.[9]

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Meeting of Wynnum and Manly Radio Society appoints office-bearers including 4PG as honorary secretary

WYNNUM AND MANLY RADIO SOCIETY. The weekly meeting of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Club was held in the Star Theatre on Monday night, when the following officers were elected: Chairman, Mr. H. B. Hogg; vicechairman, Mr. J. S. Russell; hon. secretary, Mr. P. J. Golden; assistant secretary, Mr. P. C. Lloyd; treasurer, Mr. A. G. Moulland; Press correspondent, Mr. E. P. Turley; committee, Messrs. A. E. Giles, F. Morton, P. Shepperd, D. Bebbington, and A. Edwards. The appointment of other office-bearers, including the technical adviser, was held over until next meeting. It was decided to admit lady members on half membership fee, and retain present quarters for the time being. The secretary was instructed to get into communication with all other radio societies around Brisbane, with a view of inducing 4QG to put on a special dance programme, so that a radio ball could be organised throughout the broadcasting area. A small subcommittee was appointed to draw up a syllabus for the guidance of the society.[10]

1926 06[edit]

As previous, with further detail

WYNNUM AND MANLY. The following officers of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society have been elected:— Chairman, Mr. Harry Hogg; vice-chairman, Mr. J. Russell; treasurer, Mr. B. Moulard; secretary, Mr. P. J. Golden; assistant secretary, Mr. P. C. Lloyd; Press representative, Mr P. Turley; and a general committee of 10 members, including the above officers and Messrs. Giles, sen., Morton, Edwards, Sheppard, and Bebbington. The secretary was instructed to make inquiries as to the possibility of arranging, in conjunction with the other clubs in the Brisbane area, a popular wireless night. It was pointed out that the novel departure suggested would materially assist broadcasting in the State and help to give it the necessary fillip it deserves.[11]

Report of St Patrick's Tennis Club ball; many of the Radio Society members also involved

WATERLOO BAY. WYNNUM, LOTA, AND MANLY. . . . St. Patrick's Tennis Club Ball.— The first annual ball in connection with St. Patrick's Hibernian Tennis Club took place in the Wynnum and Manly School of Arts on Saturday night last. The decorations were of a unique character, the hall being canopied in green and gold, whilst the alcoves were arranged with evergreens, so as to form veritable fairy bowers, which were used for supper tables. The attendance constitutes a record, and at times the dance floor was taxed to its utmost capacity. At 10 p.m., Mr. B. Hobson, president of the combined Churches' Tennis Association, formally introduced Mr. W. H. Barnes, M.L.A. Mr. Barnes presented the trophy won during the recent interchurch matches to the successful players. In presenting the C.C.T.A. Cup to the winners, the Hibernian Tennis Club, he congratulated the winners upon their achievement. Gold medals were then presented to Miss D. Taylor and Mr. H. Snowden, of St. Paul's Club, winners of the mixed doubles championship. The runners up, Miss J. Merse and Mr. H. Merse, were presented with silver medals also. Amongst those present were: Alderman and Mrs. Dart, Mr. and Mrs. M. Ryan, Mesdames H. B. Hogg, J. P. Golden, A. Hewer, Bollis, F. Livingstone, E. Salisbury, O. Obst, Grimley, Peisker, Nudd, Merse, Jones, Misses M. Love, Morgan, Holsen, Guyther, W. McNeale, D. Fox, S. Pickering, Hutton, Scott, E. Rose, Salisbury, V. Harlon, D. Rickwood, McKenna, Battershill, P. Gee, P. Taylor, E. Keith, E. Harman, M. Henderson, Davis, Roberts, E Goodman, G. Wright, P. Carlin, J. Dwyer, G. Forfar, Pavev, Obst, Livingstone, Merse, Hooper, Hanson, Wilson, J. Merse, and D. Taylor; Messrs. D. Bebbington, Frank Obst, H. B. Hogg, A. Jones, B. Morgan, W. A. Smith, L. Edwards, A. Obst, A. Humphreys, F. Reese, H. Merse, H. Snowden, W. Cullum, J. Stevenes, E. Heath, P. J. Golden, F. J. Cocks, V. P. Hickey, C. Mathams, E. Raymond, D. Ricketts, M. Mill, W. Rickets, G. lrwan, A. Davidson, T. Westlake, D. Kimlin, J. Kinling, S. Snowden, G. Keith, W. Cullen, A. Rowbotham, M. O'Connor, D. J. O'Connor, E. Gornik, C. Carlson, R. Holloway, A. Chave, Davis, E. Edwards, A. H. Stansfield, B. Hobson, and H. Bene.[12]

4PG appointed as technical adviser to Wynnum and Manly Radio Society

WATERLOO BAY. . . . Wynnum and Manly Radio Club.— The weekly meeting of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Club took place in the Star Theatre, Wynnum South, on Monday night. Mr. H. B. Hogg presided. The recommendation of the executive that Mr. P. J. Golden be elected to the post of technical adviser to the club was accepted. It was decided to co-operate with the Wooloowin Radio Club in its endeavour to have the wave length of 4QG altered. It was decided to alter the meeting night from Monday to Wednesday.[13]

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Opening of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society club rooms a major event with 4QG personalities, other radio clubs present, 4PG as secretary

CLUB ROOMS OPENED. WYNNUM-MANLY SOCIETY. Saturday afternoon will remain a red letter day in the annals of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society, whose new club room and grounds, situated on Tingal-road, Wynnum South (just outside Wynnum South Railway Station) were officially opened by the director of the Queensland Radio Service, 4QG (Mr. J. W. Robinson). There was a very good attendance including many wireless enthusiasts and representatives of other Radio Clubs around Brisbane. The Wynnum District Band enlivened the proceedings with some fine music, and from every point of view the function was successful. It was the first "officially opened" Radio Club in Queensland. One of the objects of the society is to later on affiliate with the Wireless Institute of Australia. Their motto is: "We exist to learn and advance the science." So far there are 24 members belonging to the society, and it is the intention to train them in transmitting messages as soon as they are financially strong enough to instal a transmitter. All the work to date has been carried out by the members themselves. They have erected two masts, 47ft high, which carry a sausage-type aerial, both masts being shaped like windmill towers and very substantial. Inside the society's room several Wireless sets, belonging to individual members, were put into action during the afternoon session of 4QG. The principal officials of the society are:— Messrs. H. Hogg (president), A. J. Mouland (treasurer), and P. J. Golden (secretary). Prior to the official opening communication was established by a loud speaker with 4QG just at the time when the announcer broadcasted the fact that Mr. Robinson, the director of 4QG, was about to open the room and grounds, and congratulated the society on their enthusiasm and zeal. The president (Mr. H. Hogg) before calling on Mr. Robinson to unlock the door, in a jovial speech outlined the history of the society. It was founded on April 22 last by a few enthusiasts, and great thanks were due to Mr. A. J. Mouland to allow them to hold their initial meetings in a room at the Star Picture Theatre. It was really due to their members' instrumentality and hard work that they had reached the stage they were in. WIRELESS EDUCATION. Mr. Robinson then opened the door to the accompaniment of cheers. He said it means another step forward in the radio service and the wireless movement. He compared the real true value of the radio clubs' services to being equal to a "gas school" provided by a gas company, to teach housewives and others how to use gas. A station like 4QG was providing the "gas," so to speak, through the air, and the radio clubs' movement was educating the public in wireless in general, spreading the news how to use sets, and thus helping to eliminate very often much undeserved criticism levelled at the station itself. CHECK ON JUVENILE CRIME. He had recently spoken to Mr. Nicholson, the Victorian Police Commissioner, who informed him that since the radio clubs had started in Victoria there had been a great decrease in juvenile crime, which was traceable to the clubs. He had had a look around that afternoon, and had not seen anything better anywhere than what the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society had provided. They would always find the club's door open for those seeking information concerning wireless. It was a wireless encyclopedia. He then declared the room and grounds officially open. (Applause). Mr. H. Kington, president of the Wooloowln Radio Club, offered his congratulations, and stated that ever since his club started they had been working for a better inter-radio club spirit. Alderman W. L. Dart congratulated the society on their enthusiasm and energy. He hoped they would soon have sufficient money to get a transmitter. Mr. F. W. Keeping, president of the Graceville Radio Club, congratulated the Wynnum and Manly Society on their room and grounds, and expressed the hope that his own society would soon have a clubroom also. Rev. Father J. Kelly said that the society was trying to make "radio" in Wynnum and Manly worth while. It also brought the people closer together for their mutual benefit. BEDTIME STORIES. Rev. R. W. Shand said that when he last spoke on wireless he spoke against the broadcasting of church services, and through it brought a certain amount of criticism upon his head. However, he would like to congratulate 4QG and its director on their very fine programme daily broadcasted. It must be a difficult matter for the management to always be able to secure first class artists, and they did not deserve a lot of the criticism one so often read about. He considered Saturday night's bedtime stories, the finest in Australia, having listened-in to the other stations; nothing could get near 4QG's programmes which was of a very high tone. He closed by congratulating Mr. Hogg and his committee on their wonderful forward movement by establishing their own room. At this stage Miss "Mabel Sunshine," who resides with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Cormack, at Wynnum South, entertained those present by cleverly reciting: "The Usual Way." RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTS. Mr. A. A. Jackson, representing the Wireless Institute of Australia, said that the value of the society in the district was fairly obvious. Through it research work and experiments could be advanced, for which the necessary books had to be procured, which perhaps individuals, could not afford. Mr. E. G. Ablitt (president of the Auchenflower and District Radio Club), Mr. A. E. Newham, representing the Eastern Suburbs Radio Club, and Mr. T. Starkey (sic, Starkie), of the Toombul Radio Club, also added their congratulations. During the afternoon the visitors were entertained to afternoon tea by the ladies' committee of the society.[14]

As previous, another perspective

WYNNUM NEWS. . . . WYNNUM RADIO CLUB. A green and blue flag crossed by a zigzag in white, symbolising a flash of lightning, and flying above an unpretentious building in Tingal-road, near Wynnum South railway station, on Saturday afternoon, and two substantial lattice towers surmounted by high poles, and connected by wires attracted con-siderable interest. The building has become the headquarters of the Wynnum Radio Club, which was officially opened on Saturday afternoon by Mr. J. W. Robinson, director of Station 4QG, in the presence of a large number of wireless enthusiasts and several ladies. The Wynnum Club only counts its age by months, but owing to the energy and enthusiasm of the president (Mr. H. B. Hogg) and the hon. secretary (Mr. P. J. Golden), backed by the members, rapid progress has been made. The club was formed at a meeting held on April 22 last, and there are now 24 members. Weekly meetings are held, where instruction is freely given to beginners, and where lectures on radio are delivered. For a time the meetings took place at the Star Pictures theatre. Timber was purchased for the new building at a cost of £11, and two substantial lattice masts with poles were made and erected free of cost by members. The height to the top of the poles is 47ft and the aerial is what is known as the naval cage or "sausage" aerial. The club has for its motto, "We exist to learn and advance the science." Amongst those present on Saturday were Messrs. H. Kingston (sic, Kington) (Wooloowin Radio Club), — Keeping, (Graceville), E. G. Ablett (Auchenflower), A. E. Noonan (Eastern Suburbs), T. Starkey (sic, Starkie) (Toombul), and A. H. Jackson (representing the president of the Queensland Wireless Institute). The club president gave a brief history of the club and its objects. He also acknowledged the generous support the club had received from city firms engaged in wireless. Mr. Robinson, in formally opening the building, congratulated the club on its progress and enterprise. It had made a big step forward in radio work in Queensland. The movement was of great value in Queensland. A radio club helped the people to understand wireless, and he hoped the Wynnum Club would reach its objective, and become a transmitting station. There was no better club for its age in the South, and to it belonged the credit of initiating a scheme which on Friday evening next would find its fulfilment, when not only the people of Wynnum, but the people in many other towns in Queensland on the same evening would be holding a radio ball, the full programme of music for which would be broadcasted from station 4QG. fRepresentatives of the several clubs present also congratulated the Wynnum Club. Alderman W. L. Dart and the Revs. Father Kelly and R. W. Shand also spoke, both speakers paying a tribute to 4QG, particularly mentioning the good influence of the bedtime stories upon the children listening in. Station 4QG also wirelessed congratulations. Miss Mabel Cormac ("Mabel Sunshine" of 4QG) recited "In the Usual Way," and the Wynnum and District Band helped to enliven the afternoon's proceedings. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies.[15]

As previous, yet another perspective

WATERLOO BAY. FROM HEMMANT TO LOTA. Radio Club Room. In April a little band of radio enthusiasts formed the Wynnum and Manly Radio Club. They immediately embarked upon an ambitious scheme, with the object of providing suitable club rooms and testing facilities, recognising that by so doing they would be performing the dual function of helping radio enthusiasts to further their studies and provide a means for beginners to have their problems solved. The whole of the work connected with the fitting of the club room and the making and erection of modern lattice aerial masts has been carried out by the club members, under the capable supervision of Mr. H. B. Hogg, (president), Mr. P. J. Golden (secretary and technical adviser) and Mr. P. C. Lloyd (assistant secretary). The social side of the club is in the hands of a ladies committee consisting of Mesdames P. C. Lloyd, P. J. Golden, H. B. Hogg, A. G. Mouland, H. C. Cormac, A. W. Edwards, E. P. Turley, F. J. Maguire, Misses W. Lloyd and P. Jones. Punctually at 3.30 p.m. 4QG, by means of a loud speaker placed in the grounds, announced to the large assemblage the official opening of the club rooms and congratulated the members upon the success achieved. The president of the club (Mr. H. B. Hogg), after outlining the formation of the club, formally introduced Mr. J. W. Robinson (director of the Queensland Radio Service). Speaking on the functions of a radio society, Mr. Robinson said that their field of usefulness was of capital value to the wireless movement. They tended to improve the knowledge of radio amongst amateurs, thus making for better reception, and it naturally followed that wireless would be increasingly popular. Continuing, Mr. Robinson quoted the remarks of a Southern radio man, who had proved that since wireless had become so universally popular crime had decreased, parrticularly amongst juveniles. He also congratulated the Wynnum and Manly Club upon their forward move. He had not seen better club rooms in his travels, he said, and he felt sure that there wouId always be an open door for radio enthusiasts to bring their troubles. After Mr. Robinson had declared the club room open, representatives of other metropolitan clubs offered their congratulations, amongst them being Messrs. H. Kingston, (Wooloowin Radio Club), Mr. S. W. Keeping (Graceville Club), and Mr. E. G. Ablitt (Auchenflower Club), Mr. A. A. Jackson spoke on behalf of the Wireless Institute of Australia. Other speakers included Ald. W. L. Dart, the Rev. Father Kelly, P.P. and Rev. R. W. Shand. During the afternoon Miss Mabel Sunshine who resides with her parents at Wynnum South, gave a recitation entitled "In the Usual Way" and the Wynnum District Band rendered a programme whilst afternoon tea was being served by the ladies' committee. At the conclusion of the opening ceremony the visitors inspected the club quarters, which really combine a recreation room and laboratory.[16]

As previous, a fourth and final perspective

Wynnum and Radio. A Town of Aerials. Club Room Opened. Wireless aerials are almost as thick as clothes lines at the two towns of Wynnum and Manly. In fact it is as difficult in some cases to distinguish between aerials and clothes lines, as it is to tell where Wynnum ends and Manly begins. The aerials differ in length as great as the yarns which the bayside fishermen tell, and vary as much in height as the information one can obtain about the probable date of the opening of the new road to Wynnum from Brisbane. They are said to be about 3,000 licensed listeners in the twin towns; the number of unlicensed listeners or "pirates" has yet to be computed by the Radio Inspector. In April last, several of the more enthusiastic of the listeners, those who had developed an interest in the experimental side of wireless reception, came to a decision that if a club were formed it would help to bring radio enthusiasts together at a common meeting place, where an exchange of ideas would prove mutually beneficial. A club was formed and a meeting place was arranged through the kind assistance of a member. But the club wanted a home of its own. A small building within a stone's throw of Wynnum South railway station was secured on a two years' lease at a comparatively low rental, and working bees arranged by the members soon set the place in order, and equipped with test benches and lockers such as a club room needs. The club room finished, members commenced the erection of two masts. The masts were designed on the pyramid lattice wood style, each 30 feet high, with a 20-foot single mast on top. The aerial was made in the usual naval "sausage" type. Everything was finished by last Saturday, on which day the club extended an invitation to the secretaries of the several metropolitan wireless clubs, and to the residents of the twin towns to inspect the club room and some pieces of apparatus which members had put together. There was a large attendance, which included the director of the Queensland Radio Service (Mr. J. W. Robinson); who performed the official opening ceremony, Messrs. T. Starkie, (secretary, Toombul Radio Club), S. W. Keeping (secretary, Graceville Radio Club), A. H. Jackson (representing the Wireless Institute, Queensland division), E. G. Ablitt (president, Auchenflower, Radio Club), H. Kington (president, Wooloowln Radio Club), Ald. W. L. Dart (member for the district in the Brisbane City Council), Rev. Father J. Kelly, and Rev. R. W. Shand (both radio enthusiasts of the twin towns), and "Mabel Sunshine" of "Uncle Ben's" bedtime story telling party. The Wynnum and District Town Band played pleasing music during the afternoon, and a Iadies' committee dispensed afternoon teas. The opening ceremonials were commenced with the broadcasting of a congratulatory message from station 4QG, after which the president of the club (Mr. H. B. Hogg) introduced Mr. J. W. Robinson. The director of station 4QG offered his congratulations to the club on the success attained in such a short time, and spoke of the good clubs could accomplish by assisting both the broadcast listener and the genuine experimenter. The broadcasting stations were putting programmes on the air for everybody to hear, and if these programmes were not received properly the stations often came in for criticism which they did not deserve. Clubs could assist listeners to use their receiving instruments properly, and thus make the programmes more enjoyable to them. Radio clubs could educate users of instruments; the clubs could help them over difficulties and point the way to better reception. Then the clubs had great value from a social point of view. It was good that young men should be able to meet together and discuss and experiment in things wireless. The Victorian Police Commission had attributed the decrease in juvenile crime in Melbourne to the interest the boys were taking in wireless. Instead of on the streets at night, the boys were now found in their homes or at the club-rooms experimenting in wireless. Mr. Robinson said he had visited many clubs, but he had not seen or heard of any greater accomplishment in so short a time of a club's existence as that which he had noted at Wynnum. He expressed a wish that the club would thrive, and do good in every way. The club and its room could be likened to a wireless encyclopaedia, with its pages always open to those who sought the solution of a problem. He had much pleasure in declaring the club-room open. Congratulatory addresses were delivered by the secretaries of other clubs and by other visitors, and opportunity was taken to publicly thank Mr. Robinson for the service which he was providing the listening-in public from Station 4QG. One speaker expressed the opinion that the bedtime stories were the best in Australia. Mr. H. Kington said that ever since the Wooloowin club was inaugurated its members had been working towards the attainment of a better inter-club spirit. There had been some improvement, and clubs were now drawn much nearer together. Mr. Kington urged all clubs to work for the formation of a combined clubs' council, which, if brought into being, he said, would be a great help to the clubs of Brisbane and also the broadcast listeners. "Mabel Sunshine" entertained the assemblage with a recitation, "The Usual Way." When making an appeal for funds to assist the club, the president (Mr. Hogg) mentioned that the club aspired to later instal a transmitter, and gave out the club's motto as "We exist to learn and advance the science." In the club room some excellently made receivers and wave traps were exhibited by Messrs. A. G. Mouland?, P. J. Golden (secretary of the club), and F. Morton.[17]

Radio ball by Wynnum and Manly Radio Society well supported by locals, and a dance music broadcast by 4QG

WYNNUM AND MANLY RADIO BALL. WYNNUM SOUTH, September 17. The radio ball arranged to utilise the special broadcasted programme by the Queensland Radio Service was an unprecedented success at the Star Theatre, Wynnum South, tonight. The arrangements for reception of the wireless music were carried out by the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society, who had installed eight AR 19 Amplion loud speakers which were distributed along the walls of the theatre and connected by a special wiring system in series. The receiving set consisted of a Fada five-valve Neutrodyne loaned by Messrs Trackson Bros. The first of its kind yet attempted in Queensland, the distribution of sound throughout the hall was remarkable and the whole programme left nothing to be desired. The main hall was used exclusively for dancing, and was gaily decorated with flags, streamers, and palms, the club flag hanging gracefully under the Australian flag. The long supper tables in the annexe were decorated in royal blue and green (the club colours) and the stage, usually used for an orchestra, was arranged as a sitting out space. The following ladies were responsible for the preparations: Mesdames P. C. LIoyd, H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, C. H. Cormac, A. G. Mouland, F. Maguire, Hurley, Dutton, A. Barclay, E. P. Turley, Luff, A. W. Edwards, Misses Jones and D. Roberts. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. LIoyd, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mouland, Mr. and Mrs. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Barclay, Dr. and Mrs. Cormac, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. A W. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. A. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. G. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bone, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Turley, Mesdames J. O'Brien, P. and G. Jones, Gibbs, sen., G. Ryan, Hazel Moores, W. Cowell, McLauchlan, Argaet, D. Kennedy, E. Hill, Cross, J. Gilbert, Misses E. Loynes, F. Lehner, A. McKee, E. Wofters, H. Graham, G. Marsden, D. Ede, V. O'Brien, V. and E. Salisbury, E. Mines, Gardiner, Porter, R. Willis, D. Atwood, V. Curtis, A. Zessin, A. Wilkinson, J. Campbell, V. and E. Kohler, R. Bennett, C. Mathams, M. Macaulay, J. Webber, S. Hooper, S. Petersen, I. Richardson, O'Sullivan, L. Stratford, E. King, D. Roberts, J. O'Niel, G. Forar, G. Bone, Taylor, E. and G. Dougherty, R. Currie, P. McDonald, M. Mackrell, McIntosh, Brodie, V. Richardson, P. and F. Muller, Wilkes, Barton, J. Goodman, T. Forbes, F. L. Lloyd, G. Hill, R. Crouch, Messrs. S. Morton, P. Shepherd, L. Edwards, F. Morton, A. E. Giles, J. D. McCarthy, A. T. McKee, W. Luff, P. R. Trood, R. and A. Jones, E. Heath, B. E. Frederick, V. Burguez, R. Barclay, H. Hooper, J. and F. Kohler, R. and T. Douglas, R. Moores, R. Nugent, A. E. Chave, jun., R. Walmsley, H. Stratford, W. Beverley, A. and C. Crowther, A. Randall, Bone, T. Pratt, J. Poole, N. Lewis, R. Hurley, L. Mathams, H. Paten, F. Crawford, R. Whitehead, R. D. Barton, E. H. Wilkes, A. and E. Pyle, W. Ricketts, C. N. Copeland, C. Richardson, A. Henderson, E. Bunker, H. Johnson, H. Bloomer, E. Barben, R. Henderson, B. Lucas, E. Cole, N. Roberts, H. G. Crofts.[18]

Mr and Mrs 4PG attend a social gathering for the Centenary Motor Boat Club

WATERLOO BAY. FROM HEMMANT TO MANLY. . . . Centenary Motor Boat Club.— At a well-attended social gathering held in the Wynnum and Manly School of Arts on Saturday night, the trophies awarded by the Centenary Motor Boat Club during the past racing season, and valued at over £100, were distributed. In making the presentations, the patron, Mr. W. H. Barnes, M.L.A., congratulated the club upon its successful year, and wished it future prosperity. In handing the patron's cup to the winner, Commodore S. Johnssen, Mr. Barnes intimated his willingness to furnish another such trophy to be used as the club considered fit. With the assistance of the secretary (Mr. E. L. Thompson), Mr. Barnes then made the following presentations:— Patron's cup race: Victory (Commodore S. Johnssen), 1; Verona (G. Finucane), 2; Aloha (S. Morton), 3. The Miller Cup (presented by Mr. N. L. Miller): Aloha (S. Morton), 1; Thistle (F. McIntosh), 2; Victory (S. Johnssen), 3. Waterloo Bay cup (presented by Mr. E. W. Crook): Maureen (E. W. Neilsen), 1; Thistle (F. McIntosh), 2; Verona (G. Finucane), 3. Graham Murry memorial cup, 1925-26: Maureen (E. W. Neilson); 1924-25 replica, Kelvin (J. Porter). Regal cup (presented by the Queensland Machinery Company): Thistle (F. Mclntosh), 1; Aloha (S. Morton), 2; Romance (W. Forbes), 3. Forbes cup (presented by Mr. W. Forbes): Stanley (F. Dodd), 1; Maureen (E. W. Neilsen), 2; Victor, (E. L. Thompson), 3. Commodore's cup: Victor (E. L. Thompson) 1, Victory (S. Johnssen) 2, Aloha (S. Morton) 3. Fisher Cup, presented by Mr. J. M. Fisher: Romance (W. Forbes) 1, Verona (G. Finucane) 2. Lady Skipper race, Miss Billie Finucane (Verona) 1, Miss A. Beasley (Maureen) 2, Miss Beal (E.S.T.) 3. The club presented Mrs. F. McIntosh with a handsome ladies' handbag, as a mark of appreciation of her work as president of of the ladies' committee since its incep-tion. The large number present included: Mr. and Mrs. Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Little, Mr. and Mrs. W. Olsen, Mr. and Mrs. F. McIntosh, Mr. and Mrs. W. Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. S. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. G. Finucane, Mr. and Mrs. W. Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. F. Dodd, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden; Mesdames W. H. Barnes, O.B.E., Graham Little, Graham Murray, and the following representatives of the R.Q.Y.C.: Misses Wardrop, J. Jones, Mole, Gray, Zimitat, Messrs. D. Brown, and W. Yeowart. The social arrangements of the evening were in the hands of the ladies' committee, consisting of Mesdames Graham Murray (president), C. M. Howard (vice-president). E. L. Thompson (secretary), Miss T. Forbes (treasurer). Mesdames S. Morton, W. Forbes, W. Olsen, E. E. Fletcher, W. Osborne, G. Finucane, N. L. Miller, H. Genn. Dance music was supplied by the Blue Bird Orchestra, and extras were played by Mrs. Murray Little. Mr. H. Bone carried out the duties of M.C.[19]

Another report of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society Radio Ball

DANCE AT WYNNUM. The inaugural ball of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Club was held in the Star Picture Theatre last Friday night, when there was a large attendance, and many spectators were in the gallery. The decorations were in royal blue and emerald green (the club colours), and were carried out by members of the club. The music was by the Savoy orchestra broadcast by station 4QG. The supper arrangements were carried out by a committee of ladies, consisting of Mesdames P. C. Lloyd (convener), C. H. Cormac, H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, F. Maguire, A. G. Mouland, Hurley, Dutton, A. W. Edwards, A. Barclay, E. P. Turley, A. Luff, Misses Jones and D. Roberts. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mouland, Mr. and Mrs. Dutton, Mr. and Mrs. A. Bartley, Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Cormac, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. A. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. G. Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. S. Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bone, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Turley, Mesdames J. O'Brien, P. and G. Jones, Gibbs, senr., G. Ryan, Hazell, Moores, W. Cowell, M. McLaughlin, A. Argaet, D. Kennedy, E. Hill, Cross, Misses E. Loynes, Porter, F. Lehuers, A. McKee, E. Walters, H. Graham, G. Marsden, D. Ede, V. O'Brien, V. and E. Salisbury, E. Mines, Gardiner, Porter, R. Willis, Gardiner, D. Attwood, E. Curtis, A. Zessin, A.. Wilkinson, Jean Campbell, V. and E. Kohler, R. Bennett, C. Mathams, M. Macaulay, J. Webber, S. Hooper, S. Petersen, I. Richardson, O. Sullivan, L. Stratford, E. King, D. Roberts, J. O'Neill, G. Forfar, G. Bone, Taylor, E. and G. Dougherty, R. Currie, G. McDonald, M. Mackrell, Mclntosh, Brodie, V. Richardson, G. and F. Muller, E. Wilkes, Burton, J. Goodman, T. Forbes, F. L. Lloyd, S. Hill, R. Crouch, Messrs. S. Morton, P. Shepherd, L. Edwards, T. Morton, A. E. Giles, J. D. McCarthy, G. Dunn, A. T. McKee, W. Luff, P. R. Trude, R. A. Jones, C. Heath, B. Frederich, V. Burguez, R. Barclay, H. Hooper, J. and F. Kohler, R. and T. Douglas, R. Moores, R. Nugent, A. E. Chave, junr., R. Walmsley, H. Stratford, W. Beverley, A. and C. Crowther, A. Randall, H. Bone, junr., T. Pratt, J. J. Poole, N. Lewis, R. Hurley, L. Mathams, H. Payten, F. Crawford, R. Whitehead, R. O. Barton, E. H. Wilkes, A. and E. Pyle, W. Ricketts, C. N. Copeland, C. Richardson, A. Hender-son, C. Bunker, H. Johnson, H. Bloomer, E. Barbew, R. Henderson, B. Lucas, E. Cole, N. Roberts, and H. G. Crofts. [20]

1926 10[edit]

4PG reports on modifying a receiver for use as a transmitter

WIRELESS WORLD. (By "Permare.") USE FOR RECEIVER ACTION AS TRANSMITTER. THE illustration reproduced this week shows how on an ordinary receiver may be used as a low power transmitter. It will be noticed from the diagram that the telephones and the hand operating key (for the transmission of morse signals) are controlled by a switch, whilst the transmitting condenser — a conventional .0002 variable transmitting condenser — may be similarly controlled. For low power a condenser may be put across the grid coil to facilitate tuning. Without a condenser different values may be tried. The best idea would be to make the coils as specified, trying different taps. The aerial and plate coils are wound on one tube, and the grid coil may be of the air wound type. Tappings are taken on every turn except the aerial coil, which may be tapped every five turns. In case an aerial tuning condenser is necessary it is advisable to use one. POSITION OF THE COILS. With regard to the placing of the coils, the aerial coil is on the extreme left. About half an inch distant the plate coil is wound. Four inches from the plate coil the grid coil is wound, and as it is self supporting it may be arranged to work variometer fashion in the extension of the former, upon which the aerial and plate coils are wound. No radio frequency chokes are necessary in this circuit. GRID LEAK. With those who desire to use this type of transmitter for high powers it is advisable to use a grid leak of the water variety. Several types will suggest themselves to the experimenter, and space does not allow of a detailed description here. The diameter of the plate and aerial coils is four inches, and that of the grid coil is three and a half inches, the latter being tapped every turn. Wonderful results have been achieved with this circuit and one little known local "fan" (4PG) has worked some long distance telegraphy, using only an ordinary 90 volt heavy duty type "B" battery. He has asked that listeners hearing him on 125 metres will kindly inform this office. RECEIVER USED AS A TRANSMITTER.[21]

Wynnum and Manly Radio Society reorganising, clearly under the influence of 4PG, morse instruction to commence

AMONGST THE CLUBS. . . . WYNNUM AND MANLY. The Wynnum and Manly club is now reorganising and drawing up a set of rules and a syllabus for the coming twelve months. The technical advisor (Mr. P. J. Golden) intends to commence instruction in Morse signalling next week, and it is to be hoped that quite a good attendance will be the outcome. The.Federal Radio Inspector (Mr. Armstrong) has kindly consented to give the members an interesting address, the subjoct to be decided by him. Advice to "Iukewarm" members, is superfluous here. If they do not attend they are sure to miss something really good.[22]

4PG lectures to Wynnum and Manly Radio Society on problems of radio research

WATERLOO BAY. FROM HEMMANT TO LOTA. . . . Radio Society.— There was a fair attendance at the weekly meeting of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society on October 22 at their club room in Wynnum South. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting a lecture upon the various problems met with by amateurs in the field of radio research was delivered bv the club's technical adviser, Mr. P. J. Golden. Later in the evening further instruction was given in Morse signalling.[23]

1926 11[edit]

Mrs 4PG attends Nazareth House Ball and wins prize for waltzing

Nazareth House Ball. BRILLIANT FUNCTION. The Nazareth House ball, held in the Wynnum South School of Arts last evening in aid of the funds of the local queen (Miss Winnie Hansen), was a very successful function, both socially and financially. The decorations of the hall were tastefully carried out in red and green paper streamers interwoven with greenery and ferns, colored balloons, and hanging flower baskets which were suspended from the ceiling. The stage was also similarly arranged with latticework in front. Mr. F. Obst was M.C., and the Blue Bird Jazz Orchestra supplied the music. The committee responsible for the arrangements, including the supper, comprised Miss A. Brennan and Mr. P. Mines, joint secretaries, assisted by Misses G. Little, M. Fahey, Mesdames J. Cronin, C. H. Cormac, P. Emery, H. Hogg, A. E. Giles, P. Golden, C. Ford, and Messrs. M. Flynn, H. Horn, and P. McCormack. Amongst the visitors were the two other queens in the Nazareth House competition (Miss Tiny Brosnan, South Brisbane, and Miss Kathleen Carrington, New Farm), also Rev. Father Kelly, P.P., Rev. Father Max Irvine, and Rev. Father C. English D.D. An old-time waltzing competition, for which Mr. C. V. Clune donated £1 1s. was won by Mrs. P. J. Golden and Mr. Roy Jones.[24]

As previous, another report a little more comprehensive

NAZARETH HOUSE "QUEEN" BALL. The Nazareth House "Queen" ball, held in the Wynnum South School of Arts on Friday night, was a triumph for those who are working in the interests of the Wynnum "Queen" (Miss W. Hansen). The gathering represented all sections of the community, and included Misses K. Carrington, and T. Brosnan, who are the opposing "Queens" in the competition. The organising committee consisted of Alderman W. L. Dart (chairman), Dr. Cormac (vice-chairman), Mesdames Cormac and Cronin (joint treasurers), Miss Brennan and Mr. C. J. Mines (joint secretaries), Mesdames A. C. Hughes, Ford, Emery, R. MacCormack, Giles, P. J. Golden, H. B. Hogg, McKiernan, Hansen, Hornne, Fahey, Misses Little (2), Fahey, Bonner, Clarke, Bogue, and W. Hansen, Messrs. Flynn, McCormack, Horne, and F. Obst, who carried out the duties of M.C. The decorations, which were effectively carried out in red and green streamers and balloons, and greenery, were executed by Messrs. McConachie and Cormac. Those present included the Rev. Fathers Kelly, P.P., Max Irvine, English, D.D., Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barnes, Alderman W. L Dart, Dr. and Mrs. Challands, Dr. and Mrs. Cormac, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jupe, Mr. and Mrs. J. Brosnan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. M. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Giles, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Donnelly, Mesdames T. Ryan, Ross, W. O. Hanson, Argeat, E. Gibson, and H. Smith, Misses Loynes, Webber, K. Cronin, C. Proud, F. Livingstone, E. King, L. Stratford, G. and T. Eden, M. Fisher, O. and T, MacLean, M. Little, J. Horton, S. Owen, H. Hurley, E. Mines, V. and E. Salisbury, M. Pavey, K. Clark, M. Butler, D. Field, M. Cormac, A. Bowder, G. Jones, M. Henry, A. McGrath, K. Campbell, A. Hutchinson, E. Roberts, and M. Ahearn, Messrs. H. Bone, W. Grey, White, C. K. Kennedy, J. Mowbray, A. Harman, J. O'Connor, K. Cavanagh, B. Ahearn, Conlon, H. W. Lock, L. Ingleman, J. Clark, M. W. Strachan, W. Waters,M. Kelso, E. Heath, A. Flitcroft, M. Little, H. Trausceim, A. J. Mc'Innis, T. Mackenzie, E. Pyle, J. Mulry, E. Hillyard, E. R. Jones, E. Burguez, E. W. Neilson, and R. Holloway.[25]

1926 12[edit]

Mr and Mrs 4PG attend local fete

FETES AT WYNNUM. WYNNUM, December 6. A fete in aid of the Spring Hill Creche and Kindergarten was held in the grounds of the Moreton Bay High School on Saturday. It was well attended and was a financial success. Rev. T. R. Thurlow introduced Professor J. J. Stable and Mrs. Stable. Professor Stable delivered an instructive address. The opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. Stable. Girl Guides, led by Miss I. Nicoll, gave a display of flag signalling, and the Brownie troop did physical exercises, led by Miss Nancy Bishop. Pupils of the High School gave an exposition of physical culture, led by Miss Ruth Behr, and a eurythmic display was given by senior and junior pupils. Stallholders were: Girl Guide and Brownie, Misses I. and C. Nicoll; raffia, Misses P. Hobbs and G. Bonney; jumble, Misses C. Brownsdon, G. Hutton, and M. Poll; balloon. Misses C. Hobart and L. Whitehouse; soft drinks, Misses Dulcie Sampson and Mavis Debney; sweets, Mesdames H. Legge, Willis, and Graham, Mylne, and Miss M. Moore; dolls, Miss Violet Fraser; flowers, Misses Mathewson and Lorna Reid; dips. Misses Connie Wehl, Elsie Lander; ice cream, Misses I. Keys and Donaldson; produce stall, Misses A. Connolly and G. Bergeman. A fete in aid of the improvement fund in connection with the Mt. Carmel Convent, Wynnum, was held in the convent grounds on Saturday last. The fete was opened by Rev. M. Irvine, Revs. O'Brien and Kelly (president) were also present. The committee in charge of arrangements were Messrs. C. Mines, T. Mulry, B. Fahey, W. Maunsell, F. Obst, and P. S. Shepherd; joint secretaries, Messrs. H. B. Hogg and P. J. Golden. The grounds were prettily decorated, and at night the electric lighting effects were very attractive. The various stalls and stall-holders were as follows: Fancy stall, Sisters of Mary and Children of Mary; refreshments, Mesdames R. McCormack, T. Mulry, H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, A. E. Giles, J. Henry, Wholly, Fahey, G. Fisher, E. Tardent, and Miss Enid Tardent; dips and balloon stall and flower stall, Sisters of Mary; produce and ice cream stall, Misses Mines, H. Hurley, G. Jones, D. E. Salisbury, M. Pavey, M, Obst, F. Livingston, Mesdames Ryan, Cooney, Messrs. A. Jones, F. Obst, D. Morgan, E. Heath, and H. Merse.[26]

4PG to have a workers' dwelling built for him?

WORKERS' DWELLINGS. OPEN. The following were the lowest tenders received by the State Advances Corporation yesterday for the erection of workers' dwellings: For Wulf, Annerley; A. C. Hamilton builder. H. Johnson, Cannon Hill; A. W. Armstrong. P. J. Golden, Wynnum; G. R. Kelley. L. A. Pierce, Graceville; W. H. Huet. G. Turmaine, Corinda; O. Cunneen. P. A. Willson, Deagon; K. L. Aland. W. Dorricott, Wilston; T. Miller. C. A. Addison, Taringa; A. F. Thompson. E. A. Crowther, Tingalpa; G. R. Kelley. M. Page, Doomben; F. W. Burgess. G. Hicks, Kelvin Grove; Whittingham and Schubert. C. O. James, Wilston; W. W. Davidson. A. O. Blann, Alderley; R. H. Cock. D. S. White, Coorparoo; A. C. Hamilton. H. Henry, Coorparoo; A. C. Hamilton. M. Beir, Mayne Junction; R. N. Wishart. W. F. Carey, Banyo; P. Snipe. W. J. Turner, Balmoral; J. Gibb. A. F. Williams, Kedron; H. E. Clothier. T. Allen, Kenmore; J. A. Jones. L. G. E. Rilatt, Kedron; A. L. Huet. J. and A. McManus, Norman Park; H. D. Bauman. O. M. Pacey and D. D. Johnson, Coorparoo; H. W. Brooks.[27]

1927[edit]

1927 01[edit]

Mr & Mrs 4PG attend Wynnum Hibernian New Year's Social, 4PG as MC

WYNNUM HIBERNIANS. New Year's Social. A good attendance took part in the New Year's dance and euchre party on Saturday evening, in the Wynnum South School of Arts, arranged by the local branch of the Hibernian Society. Dance music was supplied by the Blue Bird Jazz Orchestra, and Mr. P. J. Golden was M.C. Mr. M. Flynn looked after the euchre tournament, which resulted as follows:— Ladies, Mrs. E. Thomas; gentlemen's, Mr. F. Thompson. The chocolate waltz was won by Mr. H. Proud and his partner. Helpers included Mesdames P. J. Golden, M. J. Ryan, M. J. Welsh, and Miss Molly Pavey.[28]

Comprehensive biography of 4PG by Daily Standard journalist

TODAY'S RADIO TALK. "Sparks" in Wartime. HOW 815 AUSTRALIANS WERE SAVED. Expert P. J. Golden's Experiences. "It must be about five or six months since I first met Patrick John Golden" (writes B. E. Frederich), "and at that time I interviewed him in connection with some wireless business, or to be more exact, with some report I wanted to obtain from him concerning the then newly-formed Wynuum Manly Radio Society. I later on met Mr. Golden a second time at the official opening of the Wynnum-Manly Radio Society's rooms, and although he was not one of the leading spokesmen on that occasion, I soon learnt that he was really the "man behind the gun" with regard to the success so far attained by this radio society, of which he was and still is the hon. secretary and technical adviser. It is understood that without this splendid and well-grounded knowledge the Wireless Society would have never been able to make such great strides as it has done, being practically without parallel in anything similarly attempted in Queensland. MR. GOLDEN'S CAREER. "From time to time I have been trying to induce Mr. Golden to let me have a little of his life's story, more particularly with regard to his training in wireless, and although he has been most reluctant, I was able to get bits here and there from him, which when placed together make a most romantic story. "Although quite a young man, in the early thirties, Mr. Golden had a most adventurous career, not the least of it being in the service of the Empire during the great war, at which time he was exposed to many dangers, but, fortunately, escaped unhurt, gaining most valuable experience in what has now become his life's business — wireless. WIRELESS TRAINING. "After leaving school and working a while he proceeded to London, and joined the marine staff of Marconi's International Marine Communication Company, Limited, his first position being as junior wireless operator on the steamship Minehaha. In those days operators were changed from ship to ship every few months, and young Mr. Golden was on five different boats in 14 months' time. "Owing to the International Radio Telegraphic Convention of 1912, which was held at Geneva, deciding that all certificates issued before that should be null and void, Mr. Golden was issued a new certificate under the new regulations in force in 1914. That was in February, 1914. In June of the same year the British Admiralty, evidently in anticipation of events, as Mr. Golden said, issued an appeal to various wireless schools, etc., calling on wireless operators, possessing first-class certificates, to join the royal naval reserves, wireless branch, as wireless operators. Anyone who joined, and Mr. Golden was one of them, was given the rank of petty officer. They had to train one week per year on full pay, and were also given a retainer of 25s a month during peace time. He had just completed his training in the naval reserves, when the war clouds burst, and he then remained with the British navy for four and a half year. YEARS OF WAR EXPERIENCE. "H.M.S. submarine Hebe was the first warboat he was placed on, after which he was transferred to submarines C.3, C.13, and C.14, respectively. This was followed by service on de-stroyers, all the time doing wireless operating. He was lucky enough to leave the destroyer H.M.S. Wasp on March 21, 1915, three months prior to her being blown to pieces. Her name had been changed to torpedo boat No. 12, and she was sunk, together with torpedo boat No. 10, both operating off the east coast, in June, 1915. AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS SAVED. "One of the most exciting incidents whilst stationed at the Dardanelles," said Mr. Golden, "took place on September 2, 1915. At 10.5 a.m, we suddenly received a wireless message of the sinking, or expected sinking of the transport, Southland, which had been torpedoed off Lemnos. "Wireless messages although very crude with reference to their plants, played a most important part on those occasions," continued Mr. Golden," and as soon almost as we could transmit the contents of the wireless message to the commander, we were on our way, full steam ahead, towards the disabled transport. We had only 28 miles to do to get there, but the Ben My Chree was trembling in every part, with the terrific effort of her engines to get to the scene of the disaster with as little delay as possible. We rescued 815 Australian soldiers from the Southland, and although that boat had a decided list, it was eventually able to get into port under its own steam. "'I have never come across any of those rescued survivors since my arrival in Australia on July 8, 1925,' said Mr. Golden, 'and if anyone should read this, who was amongst them, I should be very pleased to hear from him. Eleven were killed by the explosion prior to the assisting ship arriving. It was not a bad performance. We got the message as stated at 10.5 a.m., and were at the scene of the mishap at 11.15 a.m. " 'I stayed on the Ben-My-Chree until she was eventually sunk by gunfire from the Turks, who were about four miles away he said. 'She sank at Castellorizzo, on January 9, 1917, about 2.30 in the afternoon. The fifth enemy shell blew up her petrol tank, and, of course, we all knew then that was the end of her. Out of a crew of 233 only five were wounded. One of the wounded died later on.' SERVICES ON LAND. "Having had quite enough of sea travelling, at least for the time being, Mr. Golden then took a position in the War Department and Signal Factory at Cricklewood, near London, as tester and supervisor until August, 1919. Being at that time offered an appointment as wireless operator in charge, he went back to sea with the Marconi International Marine Communication Co., Ltd., but on being offered promotion in November, 1919, he took up a position with the Radio Communication Company, London, as testroom supervisor, and assisting engineer, and later on for the same company as operator in charge, carrying out special tests with direction finding and continuous wave-apparatus on various ships, including the P. and O. steamers to Australia. "That was Mr. Golden's first acquaintance with Australia, and after making several trips back to old country, he eventually found this country so enticing that he made arrangements to come out definitely and settle here with his wife and family. "For a short time after his arrival in Australia in July, 1925, Mr. Golden went into partnership with another man on the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, but on being offered an appointment with Messrs. Trackson Brothers, Limited, electrical engineers, of Elizabeth-street, Brisbane, in charge of their radio department, he came to Brisbane, and has been here ever since. Apart from dispensing valuable information to radio fans across the counter, Mr. Golden is enthusiastically assisting the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society with his great experience, gained so many various ways as described in these lines. "When the writer called on Mr. Golden at his home in Wynnum South on Saturday afternoon, he was actively engaged on a special type of screened coil, the object of which is to make the receiver selective, in order to get in touch with any other station whilst the powerful 4QG is on the air."[29]

1927 02[edit]

Mrs 4PG on the Wynnum District Eisteddfod Committee

WATERLOO BAY. FROM HEMMANT TO LOTA. Wynnum Eisteddfod.— At the invitation of the Wynnum District Eisteddfod Committee, Mrs. A. G. Mouland convened a meeting of ladies on Tuesday afternoon last, for the purpose of discussing ways and means of assisting the Eisteddfod movement. Mrs. W. L. Dart was elected to the chair. Some lengthy discussions took place upon various suggestions that were put forward, and it was decided to hold a further meeting on March 2. Those present included Mesdames P. F. Cook, E. A. Tardent, C. Wood, W. L. Dart, A. G. Mouland, P. J. Golden, W. Keily, P. C. Lloyd, W. A. Edwards, H. B. Hogg, W. Banks, and Miss Enid Tardent.[30]

Mr & Mrs 4PG attend Wynnum euchre party and dance

DANCE AT WYNNUM. WYNNUM, February 19. An enjoyable euchre party and dance was held at the School of Arts last night, in aid of the funds of the forthcoming combined H.A.C.B.S. and Gordon Club Fete. Excellent music was provided by an orchestra, Mr. K. C. Mills supervised the dancing, and Mr. D. Bibbington the euchre. The winners of the chocolate waltz were Miss Jones and Mr. C. Heath. The ladies' euchre prize was won by Mrs. McCarthy, and the gentleman's by Mr. W. Lake. During the evening sup-per was handed round. Among those present were Mesdames P. J. Golden, M. J. Ryan, McCarthy, Quinn, Pavey, Donovan, and E. J. Mills, Misses P. and G. Jones, V. and E. Salisbury, I. Webber, E. King, L. Stratford, Pavey, Kyling, A. and K. Lulham, F. Livingston, King (2), O. Barton, McKiernan, Watkins (2), Mydell (4), A. and M. Obst, H. Hurley, P. Campbell, O. Thompson, and Pyle, Messrs. A. and E. Pyle, M. J. Flynn, D. Bebbington, C. Frankweiler, O. Unger, K. C. Mills, J. P. Ahern, B, Fahey, Gray, W. Lake, V. King, Gray, Quinn, E. Frautweiler, P. Kavanagh, M. Ryan, C. Heath, C. Kennedy, J. Crichton, R. and A. Jones, F. and J. McCarthy, E. Heath, F. Obst, P. J. Golden, H. Merse, D. Lyons, T. Singleton, Geddes, Mines, Flynn, H. Bone, jun.; Barton, McGarrigal, Nolan, N. Cross, among others.[31]

Truth promotes local radio clubs with 4PG as Secretary of Wynnum and Manly Radio Society

Listen In There's Lots to Hear. DO YOU KNOW THE RADIO CLUBS IN QUEENSLAND? Auchenflower and district: Secretary, L. Cribb, "Frampton," Ridley-street, Auchenflower. Cairns and district: Secretary, Mr. Tarbit, c/ Mr. Les Fitzsimmons, Cairns. Eastern Suburbs: Secretary, A. E. Newnham, Logan-road, Fiveways, Woolloongabba, Brisbane. Graceville: Secretary, S. W. Keeping, Ettie-street, Sherwood. Ipswich: Secretary, S. J. Aspinall, Brisbane-street, Ipswich. South Brisbane: Secretary, W. R. Gilbert, Gordon-street, Coorparoo. Toombul: Secretary, T Starkie, Sandgate-road, Nundah. Townsville: Secretary, E. Jefferies, Fletcher-street, West End, Townsville. Wireless lnstitute (Queensland Division): Secretary, O. R. C. Runge, c/ Finney, Isles, Ltd., Brisbane. Wooloowin: Secretary, H. A. Jiear, Lisson Grove, Wooloowin. Wynnum and Manly: Secretary, P. J. Golden, c/ Trackson Bros., Elizabeth-street, Brisbane.[32]

1927 03[edit]

4PG features in a list (full of typos) of Brisbane experimenters by a journalist suggesting they are not achieving much anymore

RADIO. Brisbane Experimenters. What Are They Doing? By "LISTENER." I met an amateur experimenter in a Brisbane street the other day. Hello! I said, have all you experimenters ceased doing all the good things of which one used to hear so much a year or two ago? Long distance working; two way communication; calling up England, America, and other places on the other side of the world? Have you all degenerated into more broadcast listeners, tuning in to an "A" class station each night and sitting back in an easy chair to enjoy the programmes? My friend the experimenter came a little closer to me. He furtively glanced up and down the street. He waited until a passerby had got out of hearing, and then he whispered. We are doing just as much these nights as we ever did before," he said, "only we are not talking about it." "That is just what I am complaining about," I told him. "Why don't you tell the world of your accomplishments in the experimental field, if you have any?" My friend, the experimenter, grew more secretive. "Don't tell anybody," he said, "but the fact is that we have been circularised and requested not to supply newspaper and wireless magazine scribes with particulars of what we are doing? I laughed, but my friend, who is not a humourist, assured me that what he had said was true. "By whom have the experimenters been circularised, and for what reason are they asked to observe secrecy about their experiments?" I questioned. My friend, the experimenter, grew more secretive. He observed that the weather was very unsettled lately; that we were likely to have rain today; if not today, well tomorrow. And he proceeded on his way leaving me wondering. STATE AMATEUR STATIONS. In Queensland! there, are 41 holders of amateur transmitting licenses. Seventeen of these stations are in Brisbane. What are they doing to justify their claim to be experimenters, and not mere broadcast listeners, whom some of them affect to despise? One of them, W. L. Gibson, of 4AN, Greenslopes, has lately given evidence of the value of experimental work in our midst by rising to the occasion when northern telephone and telegraphic lines had been swept away by flood and cyclone and taking over work which the Post and Telegraphs Department had been unable to perform as a public duty. He and Mr. A. Cooper, of Lloyd Street, Mareeba, whose call letters are 4 BW, broke down the isolation between north and south and told the world of the disaster that had overtaken Cairns and other Northern towns following a cyclone, of whose presence off the coast warning previously had been given by the wireless station on Willis Island, something of which we know from the talks given by Mr. Stevens, the engineer of station 4QG, who served at the station for some time. Both these experimenters worked night and day transmitting and receiving messages, many of which readers of "The Telegraph" were privileged to read by courtesy of the department. The story of the accomplishment of these two experimenters already has been told in "The Telegraph," and it was only obtained by chance. IN TOUCH WITH THE ANTARCTIC. In the English and American newspapers one reads of wonderful achievements. There is the instance of G. W. Goyder, of London, who as schoolboy in 1924 established two-way radio communication with the United States, who has added to his achievements by two-way communication with the Antarctic regions. Between 7 and 8 o'clock on a February Sunday morning, working on 32.2 metres and 250 watts, Mr. Goyder established communication with station AQE, which he found was the call sign of the Norwegian whaling ship Sir James Clark. Replying to Goyder's signals, the ship said: "'You are very loud here. Our position is 78 degrees 30 minutes south latitude, 170 west longitude. I say, it's fine business hearing your signals here at the end of the world; fine business, old man. Please communicate this to Marconi, Oslo, Norway." But in the Australian Press these days one hears very little of the achievements of Australian experimenters. They have done things equal to the best done by the experimenters of other countries; they are, one believes, still accomplishing two-way communication over considerable distances. But why don't the experimenters tell others something of their work if it is at all creditable? BRISBANE EXPERIMENTERS. Are any of the following Brisbane stations, which are licensed to transmit, accomplishing anything like that credited to Mr. Goyer: 4AK (J. Milner, Beswick, Picot Estate, Kelvin Grove); 4AN (W. L. Gibson, Kirkland Avenue, Greenslopes); 4AW (A. E. Walz, corner Eton Street and Sandgate Road, Nundah); 4CG (C. H. Gold, Drake Street, Hill End); 4CM (W. McDowall, Tom Elliott operator, Preston House); 4DC (D. F. Cribb, Foxton Street, Indooroopilly); 4HL (H. L. Miller, corner Ryan and Hoogley Streets, Hill End); 4PG (T. J. Golden, Bronte, Pine Street, Wynnum South); 4SM (W. G. Ikin, River Road, New Farm); 4WF (W. Finney, Milbong, Arthur Terrace, Red Hill); 4WG (WireIess Institute); and 4WN (Wooloowln Radio Club).[33]

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Mr and Mrs 4PG attend Wynnum Fete and assist at stalls

Fete at Wynnum. Wynnum Hibernians and the Wynnum Gordon Club held a combined fete on the beach at Wynnum South on Satur-day afternoon in aid of their funds. The fete was organised by a commit-tee, of which Mr. J. Flynn was secre-tary, Mr. C. Trautweiler treasurer, and Mr. O. Unger assistant treasurer. There was a fair attendance, but light, inter-mittent showers somewhat interfered with the arrangements. The fete was formally opened by Alderman W. L. Dart,, who asked for generous support to two worthy local organisations. The Wynnum district band enlivened the proceedings during the afternoon. Stall holders were: Sweets, Mesdames P. Golden, White, Misses McCarthy, and M. Bebbington; refreshments, Misses M. Pavey, F. Livingstone, G. Jones, V. Salisbury, and Mr. J. Mulry; minties, Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Misses F. and D. Lloyd, W. Murray, and P. Hogg; competitions, Messrs. B. Hurley, and H. B. Hogg; shooting gallery, Messrs. J. Ahearn, A. Rowbottham, J. McDowell, and P. Donnelly; square games, Mr. P. J. Golden; cocoanut, shy, Messrs. W. Warren, M. Ross, H. Merse, A. Marshall; fishpond, Messrs. J. Lamb, E. Barkley, O. Unger; marble game, Messrs. P. Shepperd and D. Bebbington.[34]

As previous, another perspective, mention of wireless mast indicates close to Wynnum and Manly Radio Society club room

WYNNUM EASTER FETE. The Wynnum Hibernian branch's and Gordon Club's combined big Easter fete on the beach at Wynnum South was officially opened on Saturday by Alderman W. L. Dart, who stressed the fact that the fete was being held for a very worthy object, namely raising funds for two deserving institutions, which both were doing good work. The Gordon Club wanted to enlarge its gymnasium and also acquire new requisites for their members, who were the youths of today, being trained and moulded into good citizens. The Hibernian Society was out to help the "down and outs," and also the sick, and so did much good and useful work. Alderman Dart also reminded those present of the local sand garden competition on Easter Monday, commencing at 2 p.m., being conducted by "The Daily Standard," in conjunction with the fete committee. All stalls reported good business on Saturday, but unfortunately a shower somehow spoilt the attendance in the evening. The Wynnum District Band rendered enjoyable music in the afternoon from the band rotunda. The stallholders were the following: Minties stall: Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Misses Phyllis Hogg, Florence and Dorothy Lloyd, and Winnie Murrell; confectionery stall, Mrs. P. J. Golden, Mrs. C. White, Misses N. McCarthy and Molly Bebbington; guessing competition (length of aerial mast), for wireless set, Mr. R. Hurley; shooting gallery, Messrs. P. J. Donnelly and Jas. McDowell; fishing pool, Messrs. J. Lamb, R. Barkley, and A. Unger; icecream and soft drinks, Misses Molly Pavey, Grace Jones, Vera Salisbury, and Flo. Livingston; knock 'em stall, Mr. W. Warren. Other helpers were Messrs. H. B. Hogg, P. Shepherd, D. Bebbington, M. Ryan, J. Bolton, P. McKee, and W. Lake.[35]

As previous, a third perspective

Wynnum. COMBINED FETE. WYNNUM, April 17. A combined fete, organised by the Wynnum H.A.C.B.S. and the Wynnum Gordon Club in aid of their respective funds was held in the reserve at No. 2 jetty, Wynnum South, on Saturday afternoon and evening. There was a good attendance, though the showers during the latter part of the afternoon and evening to some extent hampered the proceedings. The fete was officially opened by Alderman W. L. Dart, who, in a brief speech, urged those present to support freely the two local organisations. During the progress of the fete the Wynnum District Band rendered a bright programme of musical items. The officials in charge of arrange-ments were Messrs. D. J. Kennedy (chairman), M. J. Flynn (secretary), C. Trautweiler (treasurer), O. Unger (assistant treasurer). Stalls and stallholders were: Re-freshments, Misses M. Pavey, F. Livingstone, V. Salisbury, G. Jones, and Mr. J. Mulry; sweets, Mesdames P. J. Golden and White, Misses McCarthy and D. Bebbington; minties, Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Misses F. and D. Lloyd and W. Murray; mintie girl, Miss Phyllis Hogg; fish pond, Messrs. J. Lamb, R. Barkley, and O. Unger; aunt sally, Messrs. W. Warren, M. Ross, H. Merse, and A. Marshall; square game, P. J. Golden; guessing competitions and games, Messrs. R. Hurley, H. B. Hogg, W. Lake, P. McKee, D. Bebbington, P. Sheppard; shooting gallery, Messrs. J. Ahern, A. Rowbotham, P. J. Donnelly, and J. McDowell; stores, J. M. Bolton. The fete is being continued on Mon-day. . . . WYNNUM, April 18. The combined Hibernian A.C.B. So-ciety and Gordon Club Fete at No. 2 jetty was concluded to-day, and proved very successful. During the afternoon a sand garden competition was held and some very good designs were completed by the children.[36]

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Mr & Mrs 4PG attend Hibernian Tennis Club Ball and 4PG provides a wireless set to supplement the entertainment

Women at Work and at Play. WYNNUM SOCIALS. HIBERNIAN TENNIS CLUB BALL. It was agreed that St. Patrick's Hibernian Tennis Club's second annual ball, which took place in the Wynnum South School of Arts on Saturday evening, will for long dwell in the memory of those present as one of the most successful social functions yet held at Wynnum. A most energetic committee, led by the secretary of the club (Mr. F. C. Obst), spared neither expense nor work in their endeavor to eclipse their last year's function. The hall was elaborately decorated in canopy-fashion, stretching over the whole length of both sides, by suspended colored paper streamers, relieved in the middle by a huge flower pot containing a large wattle bush, around which multicolored electric bulbs made a subdued effect. The walls were ornamented by greenery and bushes. Mr. Cec. Johnson's " Gloom Dispellers" supplied the music. Those responsible for the arrangements were: Messrs. F. C. Obst, P. Sheppard, M. J. Mulry, A. Jones, M. J. Ryan, and others, all ably assisted by a ladles' committee, comprising Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Misses G. and P. Jones, E. and V. Salisbury, H. Hurley, A. and M. Obst, F. Livingston, M. Pavey, Eileen Mines, N. Ryan, and P. Hogg. Supper was served, during which Mr. P. J. Golden's wireless set without aerials entertained with items from 4QG. Shortly before midnight a confetti battle was staged, the whole of the company taking part.[37]

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Mr and Mrs 4PG attend plain and fancy dress ball of Wynnum District Band

Ball at Wynnum. WYNNUM, June 4. The annual plain and fancy dress ball of the Wynnum District Band was held in the Star Picture Theatre last night, and was very successful. The hall was prettily decorated with flags, streamers, and greenery, and music was provided by Les. Wood's Symphony Orchestra. The committee in charge of the arrangements consisted of Mesdames E. O'Brien (convener), W. Lockwood, F. P. Maguire, P. C. Lloyd, T. Smith, C. Wood, A. Raff, J. Allen, and A. J. Payne, Misses J. Fitzpatrick, and F. O'Brien (secretary), Messrs. P. C. Lloyd (band president), A. W. O'Brien (band secretary), W. Lockwood, F. P. Maguire, L. Wood, L. Kingston, and A. Hancox, Misses A. Bowder and Atkin directed the grand march, and the judges of the fancy costumes were Mesdames W. H. Barnes, W. L. Dart, and N. Sherwood. The prize winners were: Best dressed lady, Miss Olive Payne (Nell Gwynne). Best dressed gentleman, Miss Phyllis Baker (Sir Peter Teazle). Most comical costume, Miss Florence Calder (Topsy). Most original costume, lady, Miss Myrtle Campbell (Chinese merchant), gentleman, Mr. M. Ross (Mexican bandit). Mrs. W. H. Barnes, on behalf of the members of the band, presented to Bandmaster C. Wood a silver-mounted conductor's baton suitably inscribed. A bouquet of sweetpeas was presented to Mrs. Barnes by the band's mascot, little Leslie Wood. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barnes, Alderman W. L. and Mrs. Dart, Mr. and Mrs. C. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Maguire, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs; W. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. M. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. L. Wood, Mesdames E. O'Brien, F. Smith, A. Roff, J. Allen, A. J. Payne, W. S. Argaet, E. McLachlan, Hill, D. J. Kennedy, P. J. Golden, and A. P. Ross, Misses Flo O'Brien, M. Hill, E. O'Brien, L. Larsen, O. Payne, P. Baker, F. Calder, J. Fitzpatrick, F. Lloyd, V. Richardson, R. Bayada, G. Beasley, M. Macaulay, R. Graham, K. and A. Lulham, C. and P. George, P. Campbell, Falkinson, M. Lloyd, Atkin, A. Bowder, Attwood, M. Campbell, L. Porter, P. Hogg, and Cantle, Messrs. P. C. Lloyd, A. W. O'Brien, D, Kelly, B. E. Frederick, C. Wood, L. Wood, J. Brodlie, Roff, C. Kennedy, F. P. Maguire, W. Lockwood, Heymer, R. Mills, V. Edmonds, L. Kingston, T. Westlake, Geddes, L. Hodges, R. Barclay, R. Brodie, Christie, J. Walmsley, M. Ross, C. Richardson, E. Ross, J. Bayara, J. McGarrigal, C. Dunlop, Pitfield, R. Nugent, J. Simpson, J, Ryan, Whitehead, Cantle, B. F. Flanagan, H. Lloyd, J. D. Sheahan, Whitcomb, H. Gunderson, P. J. Golden, and R. Jones, and many others.[38]

Mr & Mrs 4PG attend social evening of the Wynnum and Manly Radio Society

RADIO CLUB EVENING. Under the auspices of the Wynnum Radio Club a successful social evening was spent in the Parish Hall at Wynnum South on June 15. The club committee was assisted by a ladies' committee, including Mesdames A. G. Mouland, H. B. Hogg, P. C. Lloyd, W. A. Edwards, P. J. Golden, and G. M. Hurley. Vocal duets and solos were rendered by Mrs. H. Gunderson and Mr. P. C. Lloyd, and Miss Mabel Cormac gave pleasure with several elocutionary items. A novel fox trot competition was judged by the pianist, Mr. Leslie Wood, the winning couple being Miss Grace Jones, and Mr. Herbert Merse. An athletic display was given by Messrs. R. Hurley, F. Singleton, C. Smith, and W. Lake. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mouland, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. R. McCormack, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. E. White, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gleeson, Alderman and Mrs. W. L. Dart, Mesdames R. Barclay, G. M. Hurley, H. Gunderson, W. A. Edwards, Misses P. and G. Jones, A. Must, P. Hogg, E. Mines, V. and E. Salisbury, E. Like, E. Dutton, F. and J. Horton, N. and D. Pickering, E. Green, M. Cormac, Dr. H. C. Cormac, Messrs. F. Morton, J. Hogg, L. A. Edwards, D. Chapman, B. Morgan, W. Lake, H. Merse, A. Edwards, F. Singleton, C. Smith, B. and A. Jones, and F. Must.[39]

4PG reports on hearing PCJJ relaying european stations on shortwave

DUTCH BROADCAST. Wynnum Expert's Experience. During the small hours of Friday morning last the experimental station operated by the Philips Radio Valve Co. rebroadcast items of music and news from two Continental and two English stations. Only a few privileged ones were aware of the test, as a number of listeners all "searching" upon the short wave, upon which the Dutch station works would have seriously interfered with the success of the project. In the Wynnum district the local expert, Mr. P. J. Golden (station 4PG), burned the midnight oil for a number of hours, and with his special two valve shortwave receiver, successfully heard most of the programmes. He contends that his thoughts must have run in the same channel as those of the operators of station 4QG, inasmuch as he was using Philips' valves in his receiver — an A609 as detector and an A605 as amplifier — and the waves emanating from station PCJJ could only find their way around the grids of the Dutch valves. Be that as it may, Mr. Golden stated that he was regaled with orchestral and vocal items from the Continental stations until about 2.50 a.m. Then there was an announcement from PCJJ as follows:— "Hello! Australia. Hello! New Zealand. Hello! Madras," and several other parts of the globe, followed by an explanation that the experiment was being carried out by the Dutch station for the benefit of distant listeners. Shortly afterwards the London station came through with reasonable clarity, and the lonely listener heard the prices of strawberries, English tomatoes, and other fruit and vegetables. These were followed by a foxtrot played by the famous Savoy Orpheans, the title of which sounded like "Daddy, light your pipe up." Shortly afterwards the chimes of Big Ben came through with remarkable clearness, and then a talk upon tennis and other sporting matters.[40]

1927 07[edit]

Mr & Mrs 4PG move to commodius new residence

WYNNUM ITEMS. . . . WYNNUM HEIGHTS SOCIAL. Ben-My-Chree, Waterview-avenue, Wynnum Heights, was the scene of a most enjoyable social evening, on Friday last, when Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden entertained a number of guests at a house warming, at their recently erected commodious residence. Dancing, parlor games, card playing, and community singing were indulged in, and Miss Mabel Cormac contributed a recitation. Mr. P. C. Lloyd, a song, whilst Mr. T. Alexander entertained the company with some conjuring tricks. Dance music was suppiled by Mr. Les. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Golden were assisted in entertaining by Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Misses Pauline and Grace Jones, Phyllis Hogg, and others.[41]

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Mr & Mrs 4PG Electoral Roll registration 1928 Wynnum

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Patrick John Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1928
  • Subdistrict: Wynnum
  • State: Queensland
  • District: Oxley
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 1994, Golden, Gladys Ada, Ben-my-chree, Waterview av., Wynnum Heights, home duties, female
  • Entry: 1995, Golden, Patrick John, Ben-my-chree, Waterview av., Wynnum Heights, salesman, male[42]
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Mr & Mrs 4PG attend St Patrick's Day function, 4PG acts as M.C.

WYNNUM. St. Patrick's Day was celebrated at Wynnum by a well-attended jazz social evening in the School of Arts. In addi-tion to an excellent programme of dance music, the Nightingale Orchestra rendered appropriate numbers. St. Patrick's branch of the H.A.C.B S. and the ladies of the Tennis Club were responsible for the arrangements, and prominent amongst the workers were Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. P. Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. J. Cronin, Misses Pavey (2), F Livingstone, E. and V. Salisbury, Obst (2), G. Jones, P. Hogg, Messrs, P. J. Sheppard (president), D. Bebbington (secretary), E. Gornik, Wood-croft, and J. C. Ahern. Mr. P. J. Golden carried out the duties of M.C. Amongst others present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Quinn, Mr. and Mrs. E. McMahon, Mesdames M. S. Donovan, E. George, McCarthy, Gambling, Pavey, L. Richard-son, E. Cloherty, Mohr, J. Aitken, Misses O. Barton, I. and K. Blundell, M. McDonald, L. Kruger, O. Woodcroft, B. Reid, K. McCurly, R. Bayada, R. Paul, A. Hurst, A. Cloherty, A. Lulham, D. Elbourne, S. George, P. Hogg, M. Comac, V. Richardson, I. Webber, A. Davidson, Blackadder (2), O. Payne, W. Lloyd, K. Lulham, M. Dwyer, N. Ryan, E. Muir, Messrs. W. Gadsbury, W. Wood-croft, H. Clark, J. Lewis, H. Merse, E. Mulrey, D. Christie, C. J. Mines, B. Morgan, R. Jones, A. Jones, J. McGarri-gal, M. Ross, J. Brodie, R. Whitehead, J. A. Burke, H. Kennedy, D. Petfield, J. Gardener, Cloherty, H. Gode, J. Bayada, K. Holmes, R. Driver, R. Hircock, J. Ahern, W. Giles, H. Turashein, N. McCauley, J. Stack, C. Dunlop. W. Jef-frey, J. Nolan, Caeser, W. McGarrigal, F. Rooney, W. Holohan, H. Roff, N. Robinson, J. McCarthy, J. Turner, E. Heeke, R. Brady, L. Leslie, J. Living-stone, R. Young, H. Orr, H. Townsley, and J. Christie.[43]

As previous, another report

Wynnum and Manly. . . . HIBERNIAN DANCE. The St. Patrick's Day dance at the Wynnum South School of Arts on Saturday night was well attended. Mr. P. J. Golden was M.C., and Mr. W. Woodcroft supervised the euchre tournament. Euchre prizes were won by Mrs. E. J. Mills and Mr. J. Cronin. Novelty dance winners were Mr. W. McGarrigal and Miss A. Obst, and Mr. H. Hoare and Miss I. Webber. Supper arrangements were in the hands of a committee consisting of Mrs. P. Bonner, Misses Mollie and Margaret Pavey, F. Livingston, V. and E. Salisbury, Mr. A. Obst, G. Jones, P. Hogg, E. Mines, and N. Ryan, Messrs. P. J. Shepherd, D. Bebington, P. J. Golden, E. Gornik, J. Ahern, W. Woodcroft, P. Bonner. [44]

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The Goldens and Hoggs hold a social function at their adjoining residences in aid funds of Tennis Club

Wynnum. May 7. . . . A social evening in aid of the funds of the Ben Luton Tennis Club was held in the adjoining residences of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg and Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Golden. The reception rooms were decorated with pendants of coloured streamers and pot plants. The committee consisted of Mesdames H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, Hurford, Misses G. Jones and V, Nott; Messrs. R. Jones, H. B. Hogg and P. J. Golden. A tennis tournament was won by Miss E. Rose and Mr. H. Merse.[45]

Again the Goldens and Hoggs hold a social function at their adjoining residences

Wynnum. May 24. An enjoyable social in aid of the funds of the refreshment stall at the forthcoming Roman Catholic fete was held at Wynnum Heights, at the residences of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg and Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, last night. The committee which had charge of the arrangements consisted of Mesdames H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, J. J. Henry, T. Pavey, J. McCotton, H. Gilbert, E. Emery, H. Woods, P. Bonner, and J. Fitzgerald. Euchre and dancing were enjoyed. Mr. P. Sheppard supervised the euchre, and the dance music was provided by Misses K. Cronin, K. Dalton, and G. Jones. The following miscellaneous programme was contributed: Solos, Mrs. P. J. Golden, Messrs. P. Bonner, and H. B. Hogg; recitations, Miss M. Cormack, Messrs. P. J. Golden, and H. B. Hogg; duet, Messrs. P. Bonner and H. B. Hogg; Irish jig, Mr. P. J. Golden; conjuring and sleight of hand, Mr. T. Alexander. Those present included Revs. J. J. Kelly and J. O'Callaghan, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McGrievy, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hogg, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Golden, Mr. and Mrs. P. Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoffman, Mr. and Mrs. H. Horne, Mesdames J. J. Henry, E. Emery, J. McCotter, T. Pavey, M. E. Donovan, H. Gilbert, H. Woods, J. Fitzgerald, C. Nolan, and Jensen, Misses K. Dalton, K. Cronin, K. McCotter, V. McCarthy, E. Nolan, M. Pavey, I. Tardent, K. Sells, N. Pavey, G. Jones, G. Elborne, P. Hogg, V. Haylock, M. Metcalf, M. and G. Henry, and M. Cormac, Messrs. A. Jones, P. Sheppard, N. Salisbury, B. E. Frederich, L. Livingston, H. Clark, C. Gray, J. Hogg, R. Jones, T. Alexander; and S. Haworth and others.[46]

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4PG wins prize for best five valve or over set at Radio & Electrical Exhibition

Radio Exhibition. Opened by the Premier. Amateur Competitions. The Radio and Electrical Exhibition in the Bohemia Theatre, South Brisbane, was officially opened last night by the Premier (Mr. W. McCormack), before a very large attendance. The Premier first of all congratulated the organisers of the show which he described as splendid. On looking round the exhibition he had been impressed with the many articles that were manufactured in Australia, and without in any way deprecating the splendid exhibits, of imported goods they could all entertain a hope that in the future Australia would do more and more work in this direction (Applause). The exhibition was useful, it was educational, and he felt sure that housewives and prospective housewives who saw the exhibits would express a wish to have some of them installed in their own homes. He hoped that with the advance of electricity in the domains of domestic uses much of the drudgery of work in the homes of the people would be eliminated. Referring to broadcasting Mr. McCormack said that he unfortunately was the political head of the department which controlled station 4QG, and it fell to him to receive many letters of abuse and grievance against the programmes broadcasted by the station. He knew that Mr. Robinson (director of the station) also got his share of such letters, and his sympathy went out to the director, the staff, and the artists. He believed that in Mr. Robinson they had a very capable director and that the staff was also a most efficient one. It was a most difficult thing to find artists night after night, and week after week, who could satisfy the thousands of listeners, and he thought that most people would agree with him that the director and his staff were doing their very best with the material at their disposal, and the future of broadcasting seemed to be assured. Broadcasting was a splendid thing for people living in isolated parts of Queensland. The large gathering at the show that night was, he thought, a fine testimonial as to how the people of Brisbane regarded station 4QG and those associated with it. The Premier was introduced to the assemblage by the director of 4QG, and after the opening speech a flash light photograph was taken of the scene. The explosion of the flashlight powder could be clearly heard on the home receivers, through which thousands of people heard a description of the show and by means of which they enjoyed the splendid programme which was staged in the Bohemia Theatre for the entertainment of those who visited the show. Earlier in the evening the bedtime storytellers from 4QG contributed a programme which made a special appeal to hundreds of young people. The children were delighted to meet their "radio uncles" and "aunts" in the flesh. AMATEUR COMPETITIONS. The amateur section, attracted a great deal of attention last night, the skilful workmanship of the competitors being a subject of much favourable comment. The following progressive list of winners was announced last night:— Best piece of homemade apparatus: G. H. M. Birkbeck, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1 and 2; Frank Norris, Lutwyche, 3. Best made crystal set: Cecil O'Mara, Gaythorne, 1; F. M. Nolan, Woolowin Radio Club; 2; F. Clarkson, Valley 3. Best one or two valve set, any circuit: W. Fullagar, Norman Park, 1; G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; Wm. Johnson, East Brisbane, 3. Best three or four valve set: W. Rohde, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1; G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. A. Nolan, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best five-valve or over set: P. J. Golden, Wynnum, 1; C. J. Grant, Wooloowln Radio Club, 2; F. Brazier 3. Best shortwave receiver: K. L. Elliott, Hawthorne, 1; A. T. Bauer, Annerley, 2; C. J. Grant, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best low-power transmitter: W. F. Scott, West End (A.R.T.L., Queensland Division), 1; V. F. Kenna, Wooloowin Radio Club), 2; T. W. Starkey (sic, Starkie), A.R.T.L. (Queensland Division) and 4TC, 3.[47]

As previous, another report

Review of the Show. Bright Displays Attract Interest. AMATEUR SKILL. Illumination! This word symbolises in a sense the purpose of the radio and electrical exhibition for everything at the Bohemia Theatre lies under the blaze of electric light, and therefore under the glare of publicity. The theatre itself and the numerous stalls were tastefully decorated with colored streamers and binding, and presented an attractive spectacle, which was heightened by the music supplied by the orchestra. It would be impossible to enumerate all the wonders that represented man's control over electrical energy for they range from a housewife's electric iron to the dynomos and other wonderful machines used in great industrial establishments. In between looking at the exhibits last night, the patrons of the exhibition were treated to a programme, which was broadcast, submitted by the Brisbane Excelsior Band (conductor, Mr. G. Holmes), the Studio Orpheans (conductor, Mr. Tom Muller), the Studio Orchestra (conductor, Mr. Alf. Featherstone), Miss Jill Manners, Mr. C. Williams, Mr. Gerald Cashman, and Mr. Stanley Tamblyn. "The Daily Standard" representative varied his enjoyment by listening in to the entertainment he was witnessing. This he did through the courtesy of Mr. Trackson, of Trackson Bros., Ltd., who placed a set at his disposal. MODERN WONDERS. Hours can be spent and columns filled, concerning the devices dealing with radio from the tiniest of sets to the most ornate (and expensive) sets procurable, and the portable variety. Attendants are ready to give all necessary information and expert advice on the goods displayed. The electrical goods section shows most of the modern utilities from a simple toaster to the large electric stoves and refrigerators suitable for use in hotels. Everything in this department is a liberal education to housewives, for it represents the last word in labor-saving, comfort, and efficiency. The amateur section of the radio exhibition was a striking demonstration of the interest taken in wireless by the non-professional, displaying as it did, the various types of sets made on the benches of enthusiasts at home. The official in charge of this section declared to "The Daily Standard" representative that the exhibits were nearly 50 per cent more numerous than those of the exhibition two years ago, and that the standard of construction had improved enormously. The series of competitions staged in this section drew a large entry, and revealed extreme ingenuity on the part of entrants. COMPETITION RESULTS. The amateur competition's judged so far resulted:— Best piece of homemade apparatus: G. H. M. Birkbeck, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1 and 2; Frank Norris, Lutwyche, 3. Best made crystal set: Cecil O'Mara, Gaythorne, 1; F. Nolan, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. Clarkson, Valley, 3. Best one or two valve set, any circuit: W. Fullagar, Norman Park, 1: G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; Wm. Johnson, East Brisbane, 3. Best three or four valve set: W. Rohde, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1: G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2: F. M. Nolan, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best five-valve or over set: P. J. Golden, Wynnum, 1; C. J. Grant, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. Brazier, 3. Best shortwave receiver: K. L. Elliott, Hawthorne, 1; A. T. Bauer, Annerley, 2; C. J. Grant, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best low-power transmitter.— W. F. Scott, West End (A.R.T.L., Queensland division), 1; V. F. Kenna, Wooloowln Radio Club, 2; T. W. Starkey, A.R.T.L. (Queensland division) and 4TC, 3.[48]

As previous, the Courier report

MANY WONDERS. MODERN SCIENCE. RADIO AND ELECTRICAL EXHIBITION OPENS. What the harnessing of electric energy means to mankind; its amazing scope and diverse uses, ranging from the running of a sewing machine to uncanny appliances capable of operating huge industrial plants, was amply demonstrated yesterday, when the Brisbane Radio and Electrical Exhibition was opened at Bohemia Theatre for a six days session. Under the direction of the State Radio Station, 4QG, the exhibition has been capably organised, and last night's big attendance augurs well for its success. Under a blaze of electricity, the exhibition presents a colourful spectacle, and the range of exhibits, both radio and electrical, are notable for their beauty and utility. Wireless apparatus in a diversity of forms, ranging from tiny sets to ornate loud speakers, are mingled with electrical wonders that are of interest alike to the housewife or an industrial magnate. In the broadcasting of programmes, the bedtime storytellers, together with many other 4QG artists, were yesterday given a warm reception as they stood before the microphone. The musical programme adds considerably to the enjoyment of the exhibition, and the appearance "in the flesh" of the "Sandman" and the fellow storytellers was a real joy to many juveniles to whom previously they were merely a name. ADVANCE OF ELECTRICITY. In officially opening the exhibition, the Premier (Mr. W. M'Cormack) referred to the remarkable developments that have occurred in connection with the science of electricity during the past few years. This was of advantage to all sections of the community, and had done away with a great deal of drudgery, particularly to the housewife. Speaking of the rapid strides made in broadcasting, the Premier said that ten years ago the broadcasting movement was unknown. Today millions of people in all parts of the globe were entertained with speech and music, sometimes at points many miles distant from them, and carried like a flash through space to their own homes. As the unfortunate Minister in charge of broadcasting in Queensland, he added, he received many letters regarding the programmes of 4QG. Some complained and others congratulated, but taking it altogether, he considered that the staff did very well with the material at its disposal. It was a very difficult thing to satisfy some thousands of listeners-in, who of course, had a diversity of tastes. THE AMATEUR SECTION. The amateur section of the exhibition covers a wide field, and speaks volumes for the interest taken in wireless by the non-professional. On the stands devoted to amateur competition are displayed the various exhibits of transmitting and receiving sets made on the home bench. It is considered by those in charge of this section that the exhibits are 33 per cent. greater than those shown at the exhibition held two years ago, and that the standard had improved to a remarkable degree. The sets shown tell of the great ingenuity of the amateur wireless enthusiast, and many of the exhibits are as novel as they are interesting. A series of competitions were staged in this section, and drew a large entry, and in all instances show that much thought and ingenuity has been shown in their construction. SOME FINE EXHIBITS. There is a splendid variety in the general exhibits, and the lines displayed by Noyes Bros. (Sydney), Ltd., of Perry House, Brisbane, call for special mention, as they are typical of the high quality of the manufacturers of the various radio and electrical firms for whom they are the agents. The electrical engineer, contractor, architect, radio enthusiast, and the up-to-date householder cannot fail to be interested in this fine display. WIRELESS SUPPLIES. The well-known wholesale firm of Edgar V. Hudson has an excellent display on stand 15, and the stocks shown are said to represent probably the widest assortment of any radio house in the Commonwealth. This firm has the agency for two of the leading British wireless houses, Messrs. Mullard Wireless Service Coy., Ltd., and Messrs. Ferranti, Ltd., and the display is worthy of the pre-eminent position that their products occupy in Australia. Mullard valves, and Ferranti transformers, meters, speakers, and trickle charges form a well worth while exhibit at stand 14. FOR THE HOUSEHOLDER. Attractive displays of both radio and electrical domestic appliances are exhibited, by Messrs. W. G. Watson and Co., Ltd., on stand 16. The principal showing in radio lines are the new Sonochorde cone speaker and two models. This is a wonderful reproducer, covering a full range of notes. Housewives, indeed all householders, will be deeply interested in the great variety of electric labour saving devices shown by this firm. These range from electric cookers to electric fans, and many of the lines shown are as beautiful as they are useful. . . . PHILIPS RADIO. The name of Philips in the wireless world is so well known that it needs no introduction. The two stalls devoted to the display of Philips products are full of interest to every person interested in radio, and the appliances presented include loudspeakers, audio transformers, battery chargers, eliminators, and a host of other products that are a delight to the radio enthusiast. ALL ELECTRIC CONSOLE. Harringtons, Ltd., show a comprehensive and interesting range of radio receivers and accessories on stand 19. This firm are the sole distributors of the Gilfillan Neutrodyne receiver, constructed under license from the Hazeltine Corporation of America. The Gilfillan Neutrodyne is universally renowned for long-distance receptive ability, clarity of tone and volume. Four beautiful models are shown, including the latest all-electric Gilfillan Console, which entirely eliminates batteries. AN AUSTRALIAN DISPLAY. A most encouraging feature of the exhibition, and one which cannot but impress all Australians, is the obvious excellence of the Australian manufacturers, and the ability of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), Ltd., to hold its own against overseas competition. Although Messrs. J. B. Chandler and Co. have as their slogan "Lighting and heating specialists," and deal in an extensive way in electrical goods, they have devoted their display principally to Australian-made radio products in the hope that the radio industry in Australia will be benefited generally. HANDY ELECTRIC APPLIANCES. One of the most striking displays, covering a full and varied range of electrical and radio goods, is that of the Australian General Electric Co., Ltd., conspicuous features being the R.C.A. radio sets, and the well-known "Hotpoint" electrical appliances. Clothes-washing machines and a variety of other labour-saving devices are of absorbing interest to the housewife, while a showing of beauty outfits also has a large feminine attraction. Trackson Bros., Ltd., and the Electricity Department of the Brisbane City Council, also have displays that have a wide and varied interest. COMPETITION RESULTS. The amateur competitions judged so far resulted:— Best piece of home-made apparatus: G. H. M. Birkbeck, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1 and 2; Frank Norris, Lutwyche, 3. Best made crystal set: Cecil O'Mara, Gaythorne, 1; F. M. Nolan, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. Clarkson, Valley, 3. Best one or two valve set, any circuit: W. Fullagar, Norman Park, 1; G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; Wm. Johnson, East Brisbane, 3. Best three or four valve set: W. Rohde, Wooloowin Radio Club, 1; G. Payne, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. M. Nolan, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best five-valve or over set: P. J. Golden, Wynnum, 1; C. J. Grant, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; F. Brazier, 3. Best shortwave receiver: K. L. Elliott, Hawthorne, 1; A. T. Bauer, Annerley, 2; C. J. Grant, Wooloowin Radio Club, 3. Best low-power transmitter: W. F. Scott, West End (A.R.T.L., Queensland Division), 1: V. F. Kenna, Wooloowin Radio Club, 2; T. W. Starkey, A.R.T.L. (Queens-land division) and 4TC, 3.[49]

Very comprehensive report on the exhibition's amateur competition, including win by 4PG

Amateur Skill. INVENTIVE GENIUS FINDS EXPRESSION. So much attention has been called to the amateur section at the Radio and Electrical Exhibition that many readers who are unable to visit the Bohemia Theatre have requested "The Daily Standard" to describe the competition exhibits in some detail. In a highly interesting exhibition it seems invidious to single out a particular display and label it the best, but there will be few who will dispute that the amateur section has claims to this proud title. It was organised by the "Queensland Radio News" and "Broadcast Bulletin," and reflects every credit on its promoters. In the 10 sections the number of competitive entries was 91, and one radio club, the Wooloowin Club, came an easy first, with 38 entries. The results of the competitors' work lies on Stands 1, 2, and 3, for all the world to see, criticise, and appreciate. One of the first examples of originality to catch the eye is a beer bottle set. This is a crystal set with the coil of wire inside the bottle. Four holes had to be drilled in the bottle in which the aerial and earth, and two 'phone terminals have been inserted, while the crystal detector has been attached on the bottom of the cork. It is a miraculous little job, and untold patience must have been used to set the nuts attached to the terminals. As is fitting, the bottle is a local product, so the set is thoroughly homemade. The prize-winners have been previously announced, and Mr. S. Fry (Fairfield), who was awarded the third prize, is to be heartily congratulated on his work. AN AERIAL SET. Another attempt which compels attention is an airplane model of the Southern Cross, 2ft long and practically complete down to the tailskid. A crystal set is inserted in the body of the model, and the aerial and earth terminals are fixed on the wing of the "plane." Another novel set, and the second prize-winner, was made in the form of a smoker's outfit, in which the cigar contained the crystal, a cigarette the cat's whisker, and a packet of cigarettes the 'phone terminal. A box of matches holds the aerial and earth terminals, and the coil is fastened underneath a glass ashtray. The first prize tor an original set went to the maker who fashioned his set out of a newly-hatched chicken which held the cat's whisker in its mouth, while the "food" at which it was apparently pecking was the crystal. The experimenter's coil was wound so as to form a nest. A most praiseworthy effort. A pincushion set had the coil inside the cushion, with the crystal mounted in the centre of the cushion and a needle acting as the whisker. The four terminals were formed by dress fasteners at each corner, with the initial letters denominating them close by. This set deserves very favorable mention. Other bright ideas included sets made out of an emu's egg, another with the crystal in a valve and soc-ket, and one built into a pair of headphones. ATTRACTIVE SPEAKER. Novel loud speakers offered a further opportunity for ingenuity, and the first prize went to the maker of a speaker manufactured from a bullock's horn, and the homemade unit from scrap brass and iron and old transformer wire. Prize No. 2 was won with a speaker of handsome appearance constructed from an old bicycle wheel, a piece of threeply, and some linen, on which an attractive moonlight scene had been painted. Lest the reader thinks that, this brief description cheapens the article, let it be said that the onlooker would not credit that the materials used were as stated unless told of it. Aptly termed "Our loudspeaker," the third prize winner consisted of a celluloid doll mounted on a cigarbox containing the unit, and complete down to the baby's "dummy." Another example represented a basket of fruit. An excellent noncompetitive exhibit in the form of a shell from the Great Barrier Reef was polished and mounted with nickelcopper on a wooden base. Section 8, dealing with homemade apparatus, contained the largest number of entries, and showed examples of workmanship equal to that of many manufactured products. The winner consisted of a transformer giving various voltages, and was very neatly designed and made. Next in order of merit came a calibrated wave meter for checking the wave lengths of amateur stations, made extremely neatly and mounted in an aluminium shielded case. The third winner produced a piece of work which very few amateurs would care to tackle. This was a radio frequency ammeter mounted in a nickel case, and was a praiseworthy piece of handicraftsmanship. Also deserving of mention is a mag-netic pick-up device for use with a gramophone on a wireless set; here again the workmanship was complete and thorough. Other entries in this section included battery chargers, homemade batteries, "B" battery chargers, and also a complete power equipment with low and high voltage transformers for an amateur transmitter. A FINE JOB. Mr. Keith L. Elliott, of Hawthorne, the winner of one of the special prizes (the 4QG silver cup, donated by Hardy Brothers, for the best made exhibit in the competitions), and also the winner of the first prize in the short wave receiver section, exhibited a receiver made after the model of that carried by the Australian explorer, Sir George Wilkins, over the North Pole recently. The receiver is enclosed in an aluminium case, and is attractively designed right through. The coils, which were homemade, deserve special mention, being equal to any manufactured article. The second prize in the short wave section was an imposing set mounted on a nickelled brass panel. Most of the sets in this section were mounted in this way, as a shield against body capacity effects. Some sets were in very handsomely-executed cabinets that would grace any drawing-room, but unfortunately for the exhibitors, no points were awarded for cabinet work. A particularly striking job — worth about £150 — was that turned out by Mr. A. Golden, of Trackson Brothers. The amateur transmitter section was well patronised, and was open only to licensed transmitters. Nine entered, all submitting well-designed and assembled transmitters, many of which had been heard over the air in Brisbane by listeners-in. The average standard of work shows a marked improvement to those at the exhibition two years ago, and in most of the sections, the judges had much difficulty in arriving at their decisions. A word of warning to set builders should not be amiss. It is that most of them forget that it is the finishing touches on the back of them, which count in the judging at such competitions, such as at soldered joints, with poor apparatus, and with badly-designed sets.[50]

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Mrs 4PG participates in a fund raiser for Guardian Angels Church

Wynnum. . . . CHILDREN'S SPORTS. A children's sports afternoon in aid of the funds of the refreshment stall at the forthcoming Guardian Angels Church fete was held on Saturday afternoon at Ventnor, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. Phillips, Carlton Terrace, Wynnum South. The arrangements were in the hands of Mr. and Mrs. P. Bonner, assisted by the committee of' the refreshment, stall, including Mesdames McKiernan, Fitzgerald, Sells, Woods, P. J. Golden, H. B. Hogg, A. E. Giles, and J. J. Henry. Children's races, potato and sack races, &c., were won by Boys, H. Little, D. Warren, A. Fitzgerald, R. Anderson, F. Fitzgerald, L. Cavanagh, J. Cavanagh, J. McPherson, J Fitz-gerald, H. Little; girls, Eileen Stone, K. Cooper, and N. Kelly.[51]

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Mr & Mrs 4PG holiday at Coolangatta

WYNNUM PERSONAL NOTES. . . . Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Golden, of Wynnum, are amongst the visitors at Kirramount, Coolangatta.[52]

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Mr & Mrs 4PG attend Wynnum and Manly Sailing Club's annual dance and presentation of prizes

Wynnum and Manly. SAILING CLUB DANCE. WYNNUM, June 22. The Wynnum and Manly Sailing Club's annual dance and presentation of prizes was held in the Wynnum and Manly School of Arts last night. The main hall was decorated with blue, white, and gold streamers, radiating from a central pendant, while at intervals numerous balloons were suspended. The supper tables were decorated with the club's colours, in lattice effect. The committee consisted of Mesdames H. Beames, W. Poole, Misses E. Kohler, E. Loynes, L. and P. Woodhouse, F. Scott, K. Poole, C, Mathams, C. Lose, V. Kohler, L. Hodges, D. Spence, and L. Hodges. Mr. W. Poole introduced Alderman W. L. Dart (the club president) and asked him to present the prizes won during the past season. Alderman Dart welcomed the visitors from kindred clubs. He congratulated the club on its 18th anniversary and referred to the fact that quite a number of the old members had been with the club since its inception. He complimented the club on its progress and spoke of the popularity of sailing. He then presented the prizes to the winners, as follows: Season's points, patron's cup, Revel, J. Cloherty, 1! Luke trophy, Maud, R. Colledge, 2; Walker and Hall medal, Nara, S. Forbes, 3. President's trophy, Maud, R. College. Vicepatron's trophy, Avon, R. Lind. Munro cup, Joyce, A. Stanton. Queensland raters' championship, Revel, J. Cloherty. Best dressed crew, Query, T. Simpson. Lady skippers' race, Query, Miss C. Mathams, 1; Mialba, Miss E. Kohler, 2; Maud, Miss E. Loynes, 3. Consolation trophy, Nara, Miss P. Woodhouse. Novice skippers' race, Miss Brisbane, C. Munro, 1; Breeze, D. Hudson, 2; Miss Ajax, T. Haslet, 3. Those present included Alderman W. L. and Mrs. Dart, Mesdames H. Mathams, H. Beames, T. G. Mossop, R. C. Stone, W. Poole, A. Holloway, E. S. Campbell, G. Richardson, J. McCallum, H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, R. Lind, T. W. Murphy, J. Cloherty, W. A. Roff, A. Luke, T. Hurford, E. H. Mair, Misses G. Mossop, C. Lose, C. Mathams, F. Sands, F. Hamlet, G. and E. Crouch, E. and B. McMahon, E. Luke, P. and M. Campbell, E. Kohler, C. Scott, A. and L. Patterson, F. and G. Eden, A. Major, M. Battershill, E. Cross, A, Luke, C. Nagel, D. Spence, E. Loynes, M. Hill, G. Cross, V. Richardson, P. and L. Woodhouse, K. Lulham, F. Scott, M. McDonald, J. Pratt, M. Geddes, L. Stratford, R. Orr, D. McCallum, P. Hogg, G. Jones, M. Stansford, P. Barker, M. Lane, J. McNicol, V. Kohler, N. Hummings, M. Robertson, G. Poole, N. McDonald, M. Turnbull, C. Cross, O, Chantler, G. Elbourne, J. and F. Horton, K. Poole, L. Hurford, F. Griffiths, M. Bardon, L. Hodges, Z. Lock. Messrs. W. Battershill, R. C. Stone, W. Poole, H. B. Hogg, P. J. Golden, H. Beames, J. Cloherty, A. Luke (Waterloo Bay Skiff Club), V. Lucas (S. Brisbane Sailing Club), A. L. M. Wilson (R.Q.Y.C.), W. S. Smith, A. E. Finlay, E. Finlay, D. J. Christie, L. Mathams, W. Smith, D. Allison, A. Linpopp, W. Hann, P. Bennicon, H. Orr, R. Jones, R. Thallon, J. Plummer, J. Fisher, R. Murray, V. Burguez, R. Brodie, J. R. Murphy, A. B. Murphy, G. Graham, F. G, Morton, J. Gardner, J. Bayada, F. Colledge, J. Kohler, A. Hargreaves, W. Prior, L. Mount, R. Miles, E. Hunter, H. Warren, W. Curtis, R. Battershlll, A. Barton, E. Prior, Rev. D. Barton, H. Mengel, E. B Louttit, B. Jowett, K. Luke, J. F. F. Reid, Dr. H. Legge Willis, Messrs. G. Carter, S. Warner, R. Shaw, G. Nelson, J. McDevitt, M. Gardner, R. Hircock, C. Edmonds, N. Freshwater, W. Davidson, H. Rogers, P. Rogers, J. Armstrong, W. Davies, C. Dunlop, C. Richardson, J. Brodie, D. Luff, T. Westlake, A. Rowbotham, W. Bebbington, J. Lee, C. Kennedy, W. Christie, A. J. R. Cory, W. Crooke, H. Macaulay, E. Pyle, J. Simpson, D. O'Con-nor.[53]

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4PG provides a wireless receiver to supplement the music of a fund raiser for Wynnum North State School fete

Concerts at Wynnum. WYNNUM, November 21. A social evening in aid of the jumble stall at the forthcoming Wynnum North State School fete was held last night at the residence of Mrs. A. Law, King Street, Wynnum. The guests participated in dancing, games, and cards. Dance music was supplied by Miss D. Ricketts and Mr. W. Ricketts. Wireless items also were provided. Mr. P. J. Golden had installed an all electric wireless set for the occasion. Mr. H. G. Crofts (chairman of the school committee) thanked Mrs. Lowe for having placed her home at.the disposal of the jumble stall conveners. Euchre prizes were won by Mrs. D. Hudson and Mr. Pascoe. Those present included Mr. and Mrs. G. Ratstone, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. V. Boyle, Mr. and Mrs. P. McKee, Mr. and Mrs. H. Cloherty, Mesdames A. Low, E, Whalley, D. Collins, F. Ball, C. H. Star, J. W. Day, D. J. Jamieson, R. Midson, H. Beames, R. Layton, E. Isaks, M. Cloherty, E. Gambling, and D. Hudson, Misses L. Battiste, F. Ball, D. Ricketts, M. Ball, J. McLennan, B. Rickwood, M. Hircock, M. Hooper, R. Paull, M. Mackrell, D. Layton, D. and E. Gough, E. Carn, and D. Doolan, Messrs. P. J. Golden, W. Rlcketts, C. Townley, T. Gode, H. G. Crofts, W. Beasley, A. Fitzgibbon, W. Goodwin, A. Murray, R. Day, J. Day, W. Cory, M. Ball, W. Farrell, H. Gunderson, H. Hamlet, H. Orr, D. Pearce, T. Paull, R. Star, D. CoghilI, F. Murray, Pascoe, and S. Lose. [54]

4SP operates his amateur broadcast station to provide entertainment for Toowong Rowing Club fete

Rowing Club Fete. The picturesque corner between the Toowong and St. Lucia reaches of the Brisbane River was the scene of gaiety and animation on Saturday afternoon, when the Toowong Rowing Club held its annual regatta and fete. The beauty of the setting, the cool breeze, and the entertaining programme of aquatics, attracted a record attendance, and the stalls, convened by members of the ladies' committee and active oarsmen, were hives of pleasant industry. A treasure-hunt was conducted, and a confetti battle invested the proceedings with a real carnival air. Sailing boats passed to and fro across the river, outboard motors skimmed over the waves, and crews of straining oarsmen flashed by, all for the entertainment of the people. The day was a great success. The fete and regatta was officially opened by the Attorney-General (Mr. N. F. Macgroarty), who was introduced by Mr. J. F. Maxwell, M.L.A. (patron of the Toowong Rowing Club). Mr. Maxwell congratulated the club on its achievements in the rowing. world, and paid a tribute to the untiring efforts of club members, and members of the ladies committee, who had prepared the river bank for the fete. Mr. Macgroarty expressed his delight at the scene, which he said showed Brisbane at its best, and he wished the club every success. During the afternoon special music and broadcasting was given through the courtesy of Mr. P. J. Golden, the owner of the Brisbane experimental wireless station. At the conclusion of the regatta, the Premier (Mr. A. E. Moore) and Mrs. Moore presented the trophies to the successful crows. Stalls were convened as follows: Paddy's market and produce, Dr. F. W. Whitehouse, C. J. McVinish, and L. R. Smith; refreshments, Mrs. J. C. Trotter; linen, Miss J. McMillan; sweets, Mrs J. Bliss; ice cream. Mrs. G. DalgIeish; flowers, Mrs. G. A. Osbaldiston and Mr. P. Millingen; fortune telling, Mrs. W. Elkin; miscellaneous, Messrs. J. Morrison and Mr. W. G. McVinish.[55]

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4PG sets up a wireless receiver for a charity event by the Catholic Daughters of Australia

Christmas Spirit in the Hospitals. C.D.A. HOLIDAY. FESTIVITIES AT MANLY. Last Tuesday, at the Manly home of Archbishop Duhig, the poor children who are enjoying a holiday through the efforts of the Catholic Daughters of Australia, were entertained at a Christmas tree party. The inmates this week are 77 girls, drawn from poor families living at Spring Hill, the Valley, New Farm, and Windsor. The Christmas tree was set up on the lawn overlooking the sea, and was heavily laden with gifts, lucky stockings, balloons, and trinkets. The gifts were numbered, and each child drew a number and was handed the parcel to correspond. This event took place about midday, and afterwards the children enjoyed a three-course Christmas dinner, with soft drinks, sweets, and dessert. Archbishop Duhig paid the children a visit, and extended good wishes for Christmas. Mrs. P. K. Copley, president of the C.D.A., also expressed the good wishes of her society. Those who assisted with the arrangements of the day included Misses Hammond, O'Leary, Conway, Dorothy, and May Dash, and Mr. R. Copley. During their stay in the home impromptu concerts are given each evening by the children, who contribute music, dance and elocutionary items. Tomorrow night there will be a final concert, when prizes will be awarded to the most successful performers, and each of the others who has contributed some item during the week will receive a gift. For their further entertainment Mr. P. Golden has installed a wireless set, and Father Kelly (Wynnum) has lent a gramophone and records for their use. Additional donations are as follows: Sacred Heart Fathers, £1 5s; Misses M. Harvey (collected), £2 10s; Miss R. Phillips, £2; Mrs. Cleary (Clayfield), £1; Mrs. L. Hackett (Red Hill), £1; Rev. Father Ducas (Cavendish-road), collected £1 1s; Mrs. W. Pryn, £1; Mr. H. Peacock, 10s 6d; anonymous, 10s; Griffin family (Oxley), 10s; Mr. V. L. Williams, 5s; Mr. A. J. McKenniary, 5s; parcels of clothing, Mrs. N. J. Hall, Mrs. E. E. Edwards, Mrs. Moore, Mr. Springall (goods), Mrs. A. D. Lamb (toys); sack of potatoes (Archbishop Duhig); Mr. Story (Lytton-road), groceries; Mrs. Hart, water melons; Mrs. Costigan (Redbank), sheep; loan of cars, Mr. Smith, C.C.M.; Miss O'Brien, Messrs. A. E. King, G. Whittaker, L. Sullivan, E. Gallagher, T. McMahon, Taylor, Ford Coy., Austral Motors.[56]

As previous, a slightly different perspective

CHRISTMAS TREE FOR POOR CHILDREN. There was great excitement in the Manly home of Dr. Duhig (Archbishop of Brisbane) last Tuesday, when the poor children who are spending Christmas there under the control of the Catholic Daughters of Australia, were entertained at a Christmas Tree party. The inmates this week are 77 girls, drawn from poor families living at Spring Hill, the Valley, New Farm, and Windsor. The Christmas Tree was set up on the lawn overlooking the sea, and was heavily laden with gifts, lucky stockings, balloons, and trinkets. The gifts were numbered, and each child drew a number and was handed the parcel to correspond. This event took place about midday and afterwards the children enjoyed a three-course Christmas dinner, with soft drinks, sweets, and dessert. Dr. Duhig, who visited the scene, extended good wishes for Christmas to the children, and expressed his pleasure at seeing them there. Mrs. P. K. Copley, who is president of the C.D.A., also expressed the good wishes of her society. Those who assisted with the arrangements of the day included Misses Hammond, O'Leary, Conway, Dorothy and May Dash, and Mr. R. Copley. During their stay in the home impromptu concerts are given each evening by the children, who contribute music, dance, and elocutionary items. Tomorrow night there will be a final concert, when prizes will be awarded to the most successful performers, and each of the others who has contributed some item during the week will receive a gift. For their further entertainment Mr. P. Golden has installed a wireless set, and Father Kelly (Wynnum) has lent a gramophone and records for their use.[57]

1930s[edit]

1930[edit]

4PG and business, Wise's Directory Listing 1930, Alphabetical

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Patrick J Golden
  • Residence Year: 1930
  • Street Address: Brisbane, Wynnum
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Golden, P J, radio dlr, 148-50 Eliz st, Brisbane
  • Entry2: Golden, Patk, Waterview av, Wynnum[58]

4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1930, Suburban

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Residence Year: 1930
  • Street Address: Waterview av, Wynnum
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Right side fr Stanley tce
    • Nicoll Jas
    • Hogg Herbt B
    • Golden Patk
    • Sievers Miss A, store
    • Harrison Harold
  • Hillcrest av
    • Gallagher John
  • Brisbane rd
  • Left side
    • Horne Hubert
    • McGrath Mrs
    • McCurley Mrs E
    • Little Herbt E
    • Pickering Jas H
    • Reid Miss Marion
    • McCarthy Miss Priscilla
  • Hillcrest av
    • Cameron Leslie
    • Barton Russell D
  • Brisbane rd[59]


1930 01[edit]

4PG again assists with a wireless set for the boys at Archbishop Duhig's residence

SCHOOLBOYS AT MANLY. The success achieved by the Catholic Daughters of Australia in their undertaking during the past three weeks has amply repaid Mrs. Copley and her band of voluntary workers for their strenuous work. On Saturday a new phase was entered upon, when the first batch of boys from South Brisbane entered upon their week's holiday at Archbishop Duhig's Manly residence. The cars which conveyed the boys to their destination brought 100 girls back to Brisbane. Groups of 10 lads are under the control of a voluntary worker, and the experience gained since the home opened will be a great help to all concerned. The honorary medical officer (Dr. C. H. Cormac) makes daily visits to the home, and, in addition to satisfying himself and the staff as to the health of the huge family, advises the ladies on many little matters conducive to the wellbeing of the children. The honorary dentists (Messrs. R. S. Hooper and J. B. Donnelly) have also rendered valuable service. The behaviour of the little visitors has been splendid. Amongst the regular visitors interested in the welfare of.the.home is.Dr. Duhig, Archbishop of Brisbane. On Friday night Miss Feo Todd and her concert party delighted the little girls with a splendidly arranged programme. The assisting artists were Misses Mabel Cormac, Dorothy Dash, Valerie Blaney, Billie Todd, and Major Keightly. Mr. P. J. Golden installed a radio receiving set shortly after the scheme commenced, and this, in addition to the regularly weekly concerts, has done much to make for happy conditions. The Wynnum Ambulance has been ever ready to do little services for the children. On January 25 it is proposed to organise a motor outing to Manly for all the little people who have spent their holidays in the home. One hundred volunteer cars have been arranged for.[60]

1930 02[edit]
1930 03[edit]
1930 04[edit]

4PG as a leading amateur broadcaster is included in the WIAQ schedule of transmissions, impact of Brisbane Class B foreshadowed

RADIO. Wireless Institute. Telephony Transmissions Members' Schedules. . . . TELEPHONY TRANSMISSIONS. In connection with telephony trans-missions, it is interesting to note that the following schedule is adhered to by the leading amateur phone trans-mitters in Brisbane. VK4NW: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. to 10 p.m. Week nights, except Wednesday and Sat-urday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wave length 248 metres. VK4LW: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wave length 224 metres. VK4GO: 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. nightly. Sundays, 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Wave length, 227 metres. VK4PG: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wave length, 222 metres. VK4WN: Sunday, 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wave length, 240 metres. VK4JU and VK4BH occasionally transmit on the band between 200 and 250 metres. This schedule will be subject to re-vision when the new regulations are in force as a result of the establish-ment of a B class station in this dis-trict. Any inquiries, regarding the in-stitute should be addressed to the secretary, Major Leo J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ), Box T1412, G.P.O., Brisbane.[61]

1930 05[edit]

First identified advertisement for 4PG's Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . FIVE-VALVE Aerodyn A and B Batteries, Phillips valves, speaker, complete, £7, the big set at the price of the little set; seven-valve 1929 model Udisco, £18 complete; see Pat at the Golden Radio Service, 148-150 Elizabeth Street, Regent Theatre Buildings, phone B5000. [62]

Brief report of 4PG's amateur broadcasting activities

Amateur Notes. . . . VK4PG recently made a mike test with some tennis players visiting Wynnum.[63]

4PG mentioned as one of the major amateur broadcasters in Brisbane, also that the WIAQ has established a wireless telephony section = amateur broadcasting

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . WITH THE AMATEURS. The Queensland division of the Wireless Institute of Australia is rapidly becoming organised into a body worthy of association with the other divisions throughout the Commonwealth. At the annual meeting held recently confidence in and satisfaction with the work of last year's council was shown by the re-election of all members. A full programme was laid down for the current year, amongst the more important items being the organisation of a regular relay chain for wireless communication amongst country members and head-quarters, by means of which the country men will be able to keep in close touch with the council, and receive replies to questions much more rapidly than hitherto has been found possible. Arrangements also have been made for well-known electrical engineers and other gentlemen to lecture to members at the monthy meetings, which are held on the first Monday in Gale House, 59A Elizabeth-street (over Henley's Wires, Ltd.). Visitors are welcome, and it is expected that the lectures will provide an instructive addition to the institute's work. A direction-finding day will be held in June, and further details will be given later. A new and up-to-date official transmitting station, which will use the call VK4WI, is in course of construction, and will eventually be used on all bands, including telephony, on 175 to 250 metres. This official station will be used for instructional and propaganda work. Several institute stations are on experimental telephony work on the 200-250 metres band, the best known being VK4NW, VK4LW, VK4GO, VK4PG, VK4WN, VK4TC. Details of these stations and of their hours of test transmissions will be published from time to time. A telephony section has been formed, consisting of all institute men engaged or interested in telephony, and VK4HW (Mr. H. D. Walsh) is acting as secretary. The first meeting of the section will be held on May 18, and a report will be presented next week. At a special meeting of the council of the division, at which all 'phone men were present, held last week, the question of the fees payable to the Australian Performing Rights Association by amateur experimental stations, which transmit items over which the A.P.R.A. hold copyrights — and that apparently includes the greater portion — was discussed. After considerable debate it was decided that all members transmitting music should pay a flat rate as prescribed by the agreement with the A.P.R.A., and that the fee be not graded. Any inquiries regarding the institute should be addressed to the secretary, Major Leo. J. Feenaghty, VK4LJ, Box T1412, G.P.O., Brisbane.[64]

4PG joins the Wireless Telephony section of the WIAQ and receives a slot in the WIAQ amateur broadcasting schedule

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMATEUR TELEPHONY STATIONS. The newly-formed telephony section of the Wireless Institute of Australia held its first meeting last Monday night at Golden's premises in Elizabeth-street. The meeting was convened by the secretary (Mr. Harold D. Walsh), and was attended by Mesrs. L. J. Feenaghty (4LJ), R. J. Browne (4RB), V. Kenna (4FK), C. Morrison (4LW), P. J. Golden (4PG), G. Ham (4GW), R. Stevenson (4RG), H. D. Walsh (4HW), and representatives from the Wooloowin Radio Club (4WN) and Toombul Radio Club (4TC). Mr. C. Morrison was elected president of the section. The object in calling the meeting was to decide on some method of reducing the mutual interference and jamming at present experienced on the 200-250 metre band, and so render the amateur telephony transmissions more satisfactory to both operators and listeners. For the past few months at least five telephony stations have been working simultaneously each Sunday morning on approximately the same wavelength, with the result that listeners have found it well nigh impossible to separate the stations. The meeting decided that the most satisfactory solution would be to allot a definite wavelength to each station in such a manner that stations in the same locality would be rather widely separated on the tuning dials of receivers. The position of each station was marked on a map, and a list drawn up showing the most suitable wavelength for each, and the meeting decided that the allotment as shown should be recommended to the council of the institute for adoption. The meeting decided that at an early date a test should be carried out by operating all stations simultaneously, each on its allotted wavelength. Listeners would then be able to make reports which would assist in determining the efficacy or otherwise of the system. It was suggested that the co-operation of the Queensland Listeners' League should be invited for this test, for which a date has not yet been fixed, but probably it will take place on a Sunday morning. The allocation of wavelengths is as follows: 4NW, 249.9 metres; 4PG, 245.8 metres; 4WN, 241.8 metres; 4LW, 238.0 metres; 4GW, 234.2 metres; 4HW, 230.6 metres; 4RB, 227.1 metres; 4GO, 223.7 metres; 4AL, 220.4 metres; 4JU, 217.3 metres; 4CG, 214.2 metres: 4WA, 202.6 metres. It is hoped that if the stations adhere rigidly to these wavelengths listeners will experience no further trouble in separating them.[65]

4PG's presence in amateur broadcasting explained by a recent new transmitter

Short Waves. . . . VK4WK has been calling DX quite a lot lately. He is now using 20 watts and has still got the bug (key). VK4BS has been fairly quiet during the past week. VK4MM was on the 80 metre band during the week. VK4NW has been making quite a lot of new adjustments on the 259 [sic, 250] metre bands, and appears slightly stronger. VK4BH is putting out a much stronger signal on the 250 metre band and was quite good on May 25 at 9.30 a.m. VK4JB was working on the 80-metre band on May 25. He QSO (communicated) with 3L4BT and got R6. He has a nice DC sig. VK4MF blew out one of his UX281's (rectifying valve), and is now using half-wave rectification. VK4PG has built himself a new transmitter and it certainly gets out. With a few adjustments it should be very fine. VK4HW, who will be on the air again soon, on 250 metres, was at VK4PG on May 25. VK2JH is doing very well with his 1CW on the 40-metre band. VK4LL and VK4RW were working on the 40-metre band on Saturday. The amateur stations who work frequently on the 250-metre band have come to a sort of mutual arrangement among themselves with regard to the wavelength working of their stations, and the following list of wavelengths were set down at a recent meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia:— Metres. KC.'s. 249.9 1,200 VK4NW, Nundah 245.8 1,220 VK4PG, Wynnum 241.8 1,240 VK4WN, Wooloowin 238 1,260 VK4LW, Rosalie 234.2 1,280 VK4GW, Northgate 230.6 1,300 VK4HW, Hamilton 227.1 1,320 VK4RB, Toowong 223.7 1,340 VK4GO, Newmarket 220.4 1,360 VK4AL, Hawthorne 217.3 1,380 VK4JU, city 214.2 1,400 VK4CG, West End 211.1 1,420 — — 208.2 1,440 — — 205.4 1,460 — — 202.6 1,480 VK4WA, West End 199.9 1,550 — — If this is to be a success, the waves of certain stations will need a lot of sharpening.[66]

Another report on the new wireless telephony section of the WIAQ and amateur broadcasting schedule

Amateur Telephony Station. THE newly-formed telephony section of the Wireless Institute of Australia held its first meeting recently. The meeting was convened by the secretary (Mr. Harold D. Walsh), and was attended by Mesrs. L. J. Feenaghty (4LJ), R. J. Browne (4RB), V. Kenna (4FK), C. Morrison (4LW), P. J. Golden (4PG), G. Ham (4GW), R. Stevenson (4RG), H. D. Walsh (4HW), and representatives from the Wooloowin Radio Club (4WN) and Toombul Radio Club (4TC). Mr. C. Morrison was elected president of the section. The object in calling the meeting was to decide on some method of reducing the mutual interference and jamming at present experienced on the 200-250 metre band, and so render the amateur telephony transmissions more satisfactory to both operators and listeners. For the past few months at least five telephony stations have been working simultaneously each Sunday morning on approximately the same wavelength, with the result that listeners have found it well nigh impossible to separate the stations. The meeting decided that the most satisfactory solution would be to allot a definite wavelength to each station in such a manner that stations in the same locality would be rather widely separated on the tuning dials of receivers. The position of each station was marked on a map, and a list drawn up showing the most suitable wavelength for each, and the meeting decided that the allotment as shown should be recommended to the council of the institute for adoption. The meeting decided that at an early date a test should be carried out by operating all stations simultaneously, each on its allotted wavelength. Listeners would then be able to make reports which would assist in determining the efficacy or otherwise of the system. It was suggested that the co-operation of the Queensland Listeners' League should be invited for this test, for which a date has not yet been fixed, but probably it will take place on a Sunday morning. The allocation of wavelength is as follows:— 4NW, 249.9 metres; 4PG, 245.8 metres; 4WN, 241.8 metres; 4LW, 236.0 metres; 4GW, 234.2 metres; 4HW, 230.6 metres; 4RB, 227.1 metres; 4GO, 223.7 metres; 4AL, 220.4 metres; 4JU, 217.3 metres; 4CG, 214.2 metres; 4WA, 202.6 metres. It is hoped that if the stations adhere rigidly to these wavelengths listeners will experience no further trouble in separating them.[67]

1930 06[edit]

4PG briefly features in Amateur Notes section in respect of 200m activity

Amateur Notes. VK5WR and VK5IT recently had a game of draughts over the air in Morse code. The game took three hours to play. VK4RJ and 4JU are going to play those two VK5 stations on 80 metres when conditions are good. VK4MM is busy testing out his new gauged S.G. receiver. He is also having his power supply altered and will in future work remote control in his transmissions. VK4LW played several "talkie" records during the weekend, and demonstrated the result when played at "ordinary" record speed very interestingly. It might have been clearer however, although it was very fair under the circumstances. VK4PG, VK4NW, VK4MF, and VK4NW worked on 250 metres. VK4PG and VK4MF were received at R6 and R9 strength respectively. Both these stations appeared to be making actual adjustments, consequently comments on their tests would be vague. VK4NW was heard at R7 on three valves without aerial. It was very clear and was nicely modulated. It has a sharp carrier. VK4BH, of Booval, carried out a test with 4JU on the same band, and 4BH has considerably improved all round. Its strength was R7 and was very good. VK4GO also worked on 250 metres and was true. [68]

4PG briefly features in Amateur Notes section in respect of 200m activity

Amateur Notes. . . . VK4RB, working on 250 metres, during the weekend, put out some very good telephony. The quality was good; 70 to 75 per cent modulated speech; very clear. VK4PG has not made a great deal of improvement with his speech, but says he will soon have that fixed. His music has shown a decided improvement. VK4MF has had more bad luck, and has blown up some condensers. He was getting out O.K. nevertheless. VK4AM was working ZL3BB on 80 metres on Sunday night. VK4JO QSO VK4GG on phone on Sunday morning. VK2SS is back again on the air. ZL1BT, ZL3AS, and ZL1AA on QSO here were very fine business on 40 metres. VK4WN is back on the air and is an improved station. VK4NW certainly modulates his carrier when he plays his saxophone. His station is certainly worth listening to. His modulation has somewhat increased in depth. QRM for the BCL's. VK4LW is practically good at all times, and like 4NW is always welcome. Don't know what VK4BH is doing up at Booval, but he is getting better every week. VK4GO obviously does not listen before going on because he invariably rides on top of some one who is already on the air. His whole transmission was practically spoilt owing to VK4MF being on almost same wave. VK4MF is the stronger station of the two at this end. It uses almost twice the power used by VK4GO. The 250 metre band was in a chaotic state last Sunday. VK4LW, 4WN, 4RB, 4PG, and 4NW were giving an example of "The More we are Together, &c." The noises were varied. VK4MN is building a 250 metre outfit. He uses something like 75 watts. . . .[69]

WIA tests their 200 metre frequency allocation scheme, 4PG involved in shortwave broadcasting demonstration

Wireless Institute. Recent Activities. The test to determine the efficacy of the Wireless Institute Council's frequency allocations for telephony stations on the broadcast bands was conducted last Sunday morning, and from the tone of the reports received from listeners it would appear that with very slight changes the allocation recently published will suffice to eliminate any undue interference. When new stations commence transmitting telephony on these bands it will be necessary for the council, through the phone section of the Institute, to examine the application of the station operator in conjunction with its geographical location and the power &c., which it is proposed to use. Later, when the numbers increase to such an extent as to necessitate it "silent hours" or alternate periods will have to be resorted to as is done with the Victorian Division of the Institute. Listeners who heard the test and have not yet reported are asked to do so to Box T1412 G.P.O., Brisbane. All reports received will be acknowledged. As the test was conducted by the Institute and not by the individual stations all reports should be sent to the Secretary of the Institute and not to the station operators. OFFICIAL STATION. At the next council meeting to be held June 23, consideration will be given to the furthering of the construction of the official station, VK4WI. On the agenda there will be two very important letters from public departments asking the institute to co-operate with them in regard to emergency transmissions by means of fixed and portable stations. As the communications, for the time being are confidential it is not possible to give details, but the institute is very pleased at this definite evidence of the recognition which it has earned and of its standing in the wireless world of the Commonwealth, The institute is the only body representing the amateur experimenters of Australia, and it has been in existence for 18 years. It was started in New South Wales in 1912. It is now firmly established in every State and numbers in its ranks every well known private experimenter as well as many of the men whose names are household words in wireless and electrical circles in the country. INTERESTING EXPERIMENT. On Wednesday, June 11, at the invitation of the management, the institute receiver was brought to the Regent Theatre in an endeavour to obtain direct reception of overseas broadcasting so that the cricket scores could be made available to patrons direct during the Test Matches. Conditions were bad owing to local interference and no English broadcasting stations were logged. However, a Russian station (RA97) was received, and was put through the amplifiers, much to the delight of the members of the staff, who remained after the programme. Surprise was expressed at the strength at which the station was heard. The members of the institute responsible for the test were VK4HW (Mr. H. D. Walsh), VK4PG (P. J. Golden), and the secretory, VK4LJ (Major Leo J. Feenaghty). The next monthly meeting is to be held on Monday, July 7, in the rooms of the State Service Union, 59a Elizabeth Street, and all interested in wireless communication are cordially invited to be present. An interesting talk is promised by a well known electrical engineer who has been for some years associated with the P.M.G's. Department. Any inquiries regarding the institute, or any of its activities, should be addressed to the secretary (Major Leo J. Feenaghty), Box T1412, G.P.O. For the Information of those who may be desirous of joining the ranks of the institute with a view to securing their transmitting license it is pointed out that the associate members' section meets every Wednesday evening in Room 24, Victory Chambers, opp. G.P.O., Queen Street, where classes of instruction are held regularly. That they are effective is proved by the fact that at the last examination the section presented four candidates, all of whom were successful with high passes. The secretary of this section of the institute is Mr. Les Williams, Salisbury Street, Indooroopilly, Brisbane.[70]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . RADIO Sets at saleroom prices, six valve Operadio portable, £7 10s.; one valver, 30s.; Fellowphone, one valver, 30s.; R. I. three valve, 50s.; honeycomb coils, 25, 30, 50, 75 and 100 turns, 2s. each; Golden Radio Service, Regent Theatre Buildings, 148-150 Elizabeth Street, phone B5000.[71]

4PG briefly features in Amateur Notes section in respect of 200m activity

Amateur Notes. . . . VK4NW has the cleanest carrier on the 250 metre band. This station has been using the same Raytheon rectifier for about three years or more. He appears to be modulating deeper than ever. VK4GO had a night out on 250 metres last Sunday. VK4LW must have gone away as he anticipated. Nothing was heard from him on Sunday. VK4PG was working on 250 metres. [72]

1930 07[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . SIX valve battery Receiver, made by Stromberg Carlson, valves, speaker, A, B, and C batteries, cost £47, snap at £25; Emmco A Eliminator, 2, 4, or 6 volt valves, cost £12 10s., snap £8 10s.; Phillips B and C eliminator, cost £12 15s., snap £8 10s.; Golden Radio Service, Regent Theatre Buildings, 148-150 Elizabeth Street, phone B5000. [73]

4PG rebuilds his 200 metre telephony transmitter, participates in the Sunday morning broadcasts, but issues with modulation & signal strength as out of town, further detail on impact of Brisbane B class stations

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. There is still great activity on the 200-250 metre band, excellent telephony being heard on Sunday mornings from stations 4NW, 4GO, 4PG, and 4WN. Mr. C. Morris, owner operator of VK4LW, is at present absent from town, and his transmissions are greatly missed. Mr. Pat. Golden (4PG) has completely rebuilt his transmitter, and great improvement is noticed both in speech and music. However, reception of his station is rather difficult while 4NW is on the air, as their wavelengths are very close, and 4PG, being some distance out of town, is somewhat weaker. Unfortunately amateur stations will soon be driven off this band to make room for more broadcasting stations. It is understood that within the next few months there will be at least two B class stations operating in Brisbane with wavelengths below 300 metres, and even at present complaints are being received that amateurs are interfering with reception of Southern B class stations. Amateur transmission probably will be limited on this band to wavelengths between 175 and 200 metres. [74]

4PG appointed to a WIAQ social committee to organise events to raise funds for the WIAQ

WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (QUEENSLAND DIVISION). The July monthly meeting of the Institute was held on 7th instant in the State Service House, Elizabeth-street, and was well attended. The Direction Finding Field Day was fixed for Sunday, July 27, on the 40 metre band, and arrangements are in the hands of VK4GW, VK4AW, and VK4LJ. It was decided to hold several social functions to augment the funds, and Messrs. H. D. Walsh (VK4HW). P. Golden (VK4PG), and E. L. Hutchinson were appointed a social committee. A dance has been arranged for July 29, at the Carlton Cabaret. [75]

4PG continues with his 200 metre broadcasts but has issues with modulation stability

Amateur Notes. . . . VK4CG and VK4WA again visited VK4RJ's shack and after various adjustments and tests were made the "Heising" system of modulation was installed successfully. The speech from the three speakers was natural and clear. VK4WA informed me that a "Ford" coil was being used as modulation transformer and this was taken from VK4CG's "Ford." VK4AT was heard testing phone with VK4FB during the week, VK4AB is building a new control panel, and is doing a bit of brass pounding on 40 metres. He says there is nothing on 20 metres. VK4BS finds 40 metres very interesting at times. VK4BS is now a member of the W.I.A. VK4BB must be very busy at Maryborough. He has not been heard of for months. VK4NW has made several adjustments which are not too satisfactory, and I believe a change is to be made. His transmission of music on Sunday, July 6, was not up to the usual standard of this station. VK4GO has shown an improvement in music. His speech could be cleaner. It was much better two years ago. VK4GW has gone off on 250 metres and both speech and music are thick. VK4PG has been testing quite a lot with speech, and he has had some very fine adjustments which do not seem to stay long. But this is due to the fact that the power supply has been troublesome. VK4JO and 4JU had a test on phone on 80 metres, and 4JO was very fine indeed. VK4GG was working on 40 metres testing phone with VK2RB on Sunday. 2RB was very good, although speech could have been better, being thick. VK4CG was testing on 250 metres on Sunday and was very clear. VK4RB has been fairly quiet lately. VK4SP has been rather active on the 40-metre band with his aeroplane transmitter. VK4PN is back again working with an aerial ten feet long and a counterpoise six feet long. Both are five foot off the ground. VK4LL is working on 40 metres. [76]

Another report of 4PG's appointment to WIAQ social committee, 4PG's 200 metre broadcasting continues

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. At a recent meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia the members decided to augment the funds of the institute by holding various benefit functions. A committee was appointed, comprising Messrs. H. D. Walsh, P. J. Golden, and E. L. Hutchinson, and a benefit dance has been arranged to take place at the Carlton Cabaret on Tuesday, July 29. Tickets may be obtained from any member of the institute. During the past week a number of amateur 'phone stations have been heard below 250 metres; 4NW, 4GO, and 4RB are still coming in with wonderful volume and clarity. 4BH (Booval) and 4PG (Wynnum), although some distance away from the city, also are making their presence felt, though somewhat overshadowed by the more powerful local stations. 4HW (Toorak Hill) has lately resumed transmitting, and has been heard with great punch, while reports indicate that the quality of modulation leaves little to be desired. The transmitter in use at this station is the original outfit designed and built by Mr. Walsh in 1924, using one UV 202 5-watt tube as oscillator, with power input of just over 20 watts. A similar tube is used as a modulator, this being fed from the last stage of the speech amplifier. The gramophone pickup is connected into the receiver in the ordinary way between grid and filament of the first audio tube, while for speech the microphone transformer secondary is substituted. The receiver is all-electric, and the only battery used in the whole transmission system is a single cell in the microphone circuit. A new 4-wire cage type aerial has been erected at this station for transmission on all the amateur bands. Conditions continue bad on the shorter wave bands. The 31 metres stations are barely audible at night, although PCJ (Holland) is easy to hear in the early morning. The 40 metres amateur band seems to be only suitable at present for local communication, or at best up to 2000 miles, while 20 metres is not much better. The 80 metres band is daily coming into more general use, and is ideal for inter-State work.[77]

4PG part of organising committee of a successful dance for WIAQ funds at the Carlton cabaret

LAST EVENING'S DANCES. . . . The monthly dance of the Wireless Institute of Australia was held last evening at the Carlton Cabaret. It was organised by Messrs. P. J. Golden, K. L. Hutchinson, and H. Walsh, and the proceeds will go towards the VK4WI, the official station of the Wireless Institute, Queensland divi-sion. The supper tables were decked with Iceland poppies.[78]

As previous, a little more detail

Monthly Dance. The monthly dance of the Wireless Institute of Australia was held at the Carlton Cabaret last night. It was organised by Messrs. P. J. Golden, E. L. Hutchinson, and H. Walsh, and the proceeds will go towards the VK4WI, the official station of the Wireless Institute, Queensland Division. The supper tables were decked with Iceland poppies. The party included Misses D. Ferrett, S. Birch, E. and L. Stalker, M. Hickey, A. Scott, J. Glanford, I. Fielding, K. Hammond, A. Harvey, E. Hearle, J. Robinson, E. King, Messrs. W. Wege, C. A. Horton, B. Rowley, E. Hansen, W. Cato, G. M. McKenzie, E. Tioch, E. P. Davis, E. L. Hutchinson, G. W. Ham, A. Hoey, L. White, and M. M. O'Brien.[79]

1930 08[edit]

4PG advertises public address systems through his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . TWO valve Amplifiers free. Golden Radio Service having almost depleted their stocks of these wonderful amplifiers are offering the balance to the public free, all you have to do is buy the accessories and the amplifier is yours; Golden Radio Service, Regent Theatre Buildings, phone B5000.[80]

4PG prominent in amateur broadcasting on 200-250 metre band in the leadup to closure due to Brisbane B class

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. Most of the local stations are now making full use of the 200-250 metre band, realising that it will not be available much longer. A number of Southern B class stations are already operating on this band, and there will soon be several more. Reports have come to hand from Sydney that several Queensland amateur stations are causing serious interference by heterodyning with some of the B stations. 4GO and 4NW are heard almost every night, and their transmission seems to improve each week. 4PG has again rebuilt his transmitter, and is coming through with good punch. 4HW has made up a new microphone, which is giving excellent results. This station has been carrying out some very interesting duplex telephony tests during the past few weeks. 4JU works on 41 metres, and talks to 4HW, who receives 4JU and rebroadcasts him on 235 metres. Listeners are able, by tuning into 4HW, to hear both sides of the conversation. Records played by 4JU were also rebroadcasted by 4HW, and reports state that the relay of 4JU was just as loud and clear as 4HW's own transmission. After this system was established, the operators decided to attempt a three-way conversation. 4NW then started up, and his transmission was relayed by 4JU to 4HW, who rebroadcasted it a second time. 4JU also relayed 4HW, and 4NW listened to this relay, so that a perfect three-sided conversation was possible, all sides being transmitted from 4HW. This was made possible by the system installed at 4HW, by which the amplifier of the receiver is also used as speech amplifier for the transmitter. Rebroadcasts of distant shortwave stations have been attempted, but have not been very successful to date, as when the aerial coupling is tightened to make the receiver sufficiently sensitive serious interaction with the transmitter occurs, resulting in a bad howl. However, at an early date the receiver will be placed at a greater distance from the transmitter and great improvement is then expected. Early this week 4HW was on 42 metres, and 4JU on 85 metres, and both stations appeared rather clearer than on their usual wavebands. Reports have just come to hand from Newcastle, Bolac (Victoria), and Ninnes (South Austalia), stating that last week's duplex test was clearly heard on 235 metres.[81]

4PG is relayed on 40 metres by 4HW

Amateur Stations. Amateur stations in the south seem to be in the same unfortunate position as VK4 stations in this respect: A southern amateur reports very poor reception from VK4 stations on telephony. Obviously they have poor receivers, too, down there. VK4 "hams" have to find good adjustments on the 175-200 metres band. VK4LW found one adjustment almost on 4QG'S 192½-metre harmonic. There was also another station working above 4LW, but it was spoilt by the badly overmodulated and generator noise signals from 4BC. Speaking of 4BC, the transmissions during its tests seemed all the same, with unnatural tones here and there and musty speech. Mr. Ernest Mitchell was announcer at VK4NW on Thursday last. VK4CG was FB on 250 metres on Wednesday morning. 4CG's harmonic on 80 metres is almost as clear as his true wave. VK4FB has been very silent during the week. VK4HW relayed VK4LW on the 40-metre band and was very good. 4HW has now relayed 4NW, 4LW, 4PG, and 4JU on the 40-metre band, and his relays are much stronger than his own transmission. VK4BS finds things very quiet on the air during these nights. Everyone finds them that way, I think. . . . [82]

1930 09[edit]

4PG advertising his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . HALF price Sale, Golden Radio Service is making a complete sweep of surplus stocks, all lines shown in our windows excepting proprietary lines will be cleared at half marked prices, Golden Radio Service, 148-150 Elizabeth Street, back of Regent Theatre, B5000. [83]

4PG silent on air for a period and absence is noted

Amateur Stations. Static has made the 40 and 80 metre bands most uninteresting during the week. DX has been answering, but static and interference have spoilt contacts. . . . VK4PG silent. Why? . . . [84]

1930 10[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. . . . USED Sets, Accessories and Components at Golden Radio Service, grand clearout sale at ridiculous prices, B eliminators £3 10s., transformers 5s., receivers from 30s., just a few of the genuine snaps; 148-150 Elizabeth Street, back of Regent Theatre, phone B5000. [85]

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1931[edit]

Mr & Mrs 4PG Electoral Roll registration 1931 Wynnum

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Patrick John Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1931
  • Subdistrict: Wynnum
  • State: Queensland
  • District: Oxley
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 2134, Golden, Gladys Ada, Ben-my-chree, Waterview av., Wynnum Heights, home duties, female
  • Entry: 2135, Golden, Patrick John, Ben-my-chree, Waterview av., Wynnum Heights, salesman, male[86]

Business, Mr and Mrs 4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1931, Alphabetical

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Gladys A Golden, Patrick J Golden
  • Residence Year: 1931
  • Street Address: Brisbane, Wynnum
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Golden, Gladys A, radio dlr, 148 Eliz st, Brisbane
  • Entry2: Golden, Patk, Waterview av, Wynnumk[87]

Business, Mrs 4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1931, Business (4PG possibly subject to an interregnum with Trackson Bros)

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Gladys A Golden
  • Residence Year: 1931
  • Street Address: Brisbane
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Wireless Apparatus & Supplies, Golden, Gladys A, 148 Eliz st, Brisbane[88]

4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1931

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Residence Year: 1931
  • Street Address: Waterview av, Wynnum
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Right side fr Stanley tce
    • Nicoll Jas
    • Hogg Herbt B
    • Golden Patk
    • Sievers Miss A, store
    • Harrison Harold
  • Hillcrest av
    • Gallagher John
  • Brisbane rd
  • Left side
    • Horne Hubert
    • McGrath Mrs
    • McCurley Mrs E
    • Little Herbt E
    • Pickering Jas H
    • Read Miss Marion
    • McCarthy Miss Priscilla
  • Hillcrest av
    • Cameron Leslie
    • Barton Russell D
  • Brisbane rd[89]
1931 01[edit]
1931 02[edit]
1931 03[edit]

4PG appointed as one of the technical advisers to the Queensland Listeners' League

WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . QUEENSLAND LISTENERS' LEAGUE. The annual meeting of the Queensland Listeners' League, held last Wednesday evening, decided that all members should receive a copy of the address of the president (Mr. T. H. Dutton). The financial statement showed a credit balance. The election of officers for the coming year resulted: Patron, Mr. Monkhouse; president, Mr. Dutton; vicepresidents, Messrs. J. Williams, S. H. Smith, A. Jackson, Alderman A. Watson (Lord Mayor), Messrs. E. M. Hanlon, M.L.A., T. Armstrong (radio inspector). Col. D. C. Cameron, M.H.R., and Mr. Brandon; chairman of committee, Mr. J. Linton; secretary and treasurer, Mr. V. E. Kington; Press and publicity manager and minutes secretary, Mr. S. H. Mitchell; committee, Messrs. Waite, Jewell, Nicholls, McKercher, and McVeigh; technical advisory board, Messrs. M. W. Atkinson, H. Walsh, and P. G. Golden. Mr. Rae was deputed to visit Wynnum and Manly to form a branch of the league there. It was decided to start the Morse class at the next meeting on April 1, at which the patron (Mr. Monkhouse) will deliver a lecture. The league station (VK4G) [sic, 4QL] is now ready to go on the air, and members will be advised of the actual date of commencement.[90]

As previous, the Daily Standard report, more comprehensive

Queensland Listeners' League. The first annual report of the Queensland Listeners' League, read at a meeting of the league in the Teachers' Training College, Turbot-street, on March 11, disclosed a very satisfactory condition of affairs. Mr. Thomas H. Dutton (president) was in the chair. Reviewing the year's activities the report stated that a preliminary meeting of metropolitan licence holders was held in the Anzac Club rooms, Elizabeth-street, on January 22, 1930. It was then decided that a listeners' league be formed for the purpose of protecting the interests of listeners, and helping by technical advice, and to do all possible for the advancement of radio science in the State. Herewith the Results. The league got the support and hearty co-operation of a great number of listeners in all parts of the State. A programme committee was formed, with the objective of formulating request programmes from the league. Applications have been received from several country members requesting authority to form new branches. This has been decided upon, and the branches give every promise of thriving lustily. Social Functions. Activities were not confined to one channel only. Under the name of the league a dance was held in the Rosalie School of Arts, and dance music was appropriately obtained from the air — VK4LW transmitted the music, and it was picked up in the hall, amplification being obtained by means of a four-valve concert amplifier loaned by Mr. Golden. An application to the Commonwealth authorities for the granting of an experimental licence to the league met with success, and it was granted in the name of Mr. H. D. Walsh, who operates as VK4HW, and, who has rendered grand service to the league as technical adviser. Through courtesy of the executive of the late Queensland Wireless Institute, a transmitter and most of the required equipment have been received on trust. When slight alterations have been made, listeners will soon be able to tune in to the League's station, VK4QL, on Sunday mornings, afternoons, and nights. Wavelength from 230 to 250 metres. Election of Officers. Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follow: Patron: W. I. Monkhouse, A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.E. Aust.); president, T. H. Dutton; vicepresidents Messrs. A. Jackson (A.M.I.E.); J. Williams, S. H. Smith, H. Kington, T. Armstrong, E. M. Hanlon, M.L.A.; Colonel Cameron, M.H.R.; Alderman A. Watson (Lord Mayor), G. Brandon; chairman of committees, Mr. J. Linton; secretary and treasurer, Mr. V. E. Kington. Annual membership fee was fixed at 3s.[91]

As previous, very comprehensive, including 4PG foreshadowing a special reciver

Listeners' League. Annual General Meeting. The annual general meeting of the Queensland Listeners' League was held in the Teachers' Training College. There was a good attendance of members. The president and executive officers of the past year were thanked for their services. The balance-sheet showed a credit balance. The election of officers resulted: Patron, Mr. W. J. Monkhouse, A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.E. (Aust.); president, Mr. T. H. Y. Dutton; vicepresidents, Messrs. A. Jackson, A.M.I.E., J. Williams, S. H. Smith, H. Kington, P. Armstrong, E. M. Hanlon, M.L.A., Colonel D. C. Cameron, M.P., the Lord Mayor (Alderman A. Watson) and M. Brandon; chairman of committees, Mr. J. Lenton; secretary and treasurer, Mr. V. E. Kington; minutes secretary, press correspondent, and publicity manager, Mr. S. M. Mitchell; committee, Messrs. J. H. Waite, L. McKercher, J. McVeigh, I. Jewell, and E. A. Nicholls; official operator, Mr. M. W. Atkinson; technical advisory board, Messrs. P. J. Golden, H. D. Walsh, M. A. Atkinson. The Wynnum representative reported that arrangements were well in hand for the formation of a branch of the league there. It was reported that Mr. P. J. Golden had brought under the league's notice a unique electric receiver which is capable of doing a number of things. It can be used as a broadcast receiver and a short wave superheterodyne adaptor which by means of one switch converts both adaptor and broadcast set into super short wave receiver. Also it has attachments for pickup and break-in for microphone announcements. The owner will arrange with the Golden Radio Service to give a special demonstration of this unique set (the only one of its kind in Australia) to the league members at its next general meeting in the Teachers' Training College, Talbot Street, on April 1. He will also show several films of travel in various parts of the world with his own cinema projector. The lecture will be described by the owner of this wonderful receiver by means of his "mike" cut in.[92]

1931 04[edit]

4PG elected as a technical adviser to Queensland Listeners' League whose new amateur broadcasting station is about to commence operations

NEW STATION. Listeners' League. In the near future the Queensland Listeners' League will open its new broadcasting station in Brisbane. At first the station will work on Sunday mornings, afternoons, and evenings on a wavelength of about 230 — 250 metres. Its call letters will be VK4QL. Through the courtesy of the executive of the late Queensland Wireless Institute, the league has secured, on trust, a transmitter and most of the required radio equipment. The set is now being reconstructed for use with A.C. power. The following are the officers of the league for this year:— Patron, W, I. Monkhouse, A.M.I.E.E., A.M.I.E. (Aust.); president, T. H. Dutton; vice-presidents, A. Jackson, A.M.I.E., J. Williams, S. H. Smith, H. Kington, T. Armstrong, E. M. Hanlon, M.L.A., Colonel Cameron, M.P., Alderman A. Watson (Lord Mayor), Mr. Brandon; chairman of committees, J. Linton; secretary and treasurer, V. E. Kington; minute secretary and press correspondent, S. H. Mitchell; committee, Messrs. J. H. Waite, L. McKercher, J. McVeigh, I. Jewell, and E. A. Nlcholls; official operator, N. W. Atkinson; technical advisory board, Messrs. P. J. Golden, H. D. Walsh, and N. A. Atkinson.[93]

1931 05[edit]
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1931 07[edit]

4PG features in the Courier Wireless Answers column

ANSWERS. (No replies to questions will be conveyed by letter: Answers will appear in this Column.) T.S. (New Farm).— The charging from the iron point would cost you very little, as it does not consume much electricity. "WIRELESS" (Nundah).— Communicate with Mr. P. J. Golden, 148-150 Elizabeth-street. "NEBO" (Cairns).— Full particulars will be supplied if you write to the City Engineer's Department, Brisbane City Council. "AUSTRAL" (South Brisbane).— The information you require would occupy too much space. You could obtain it from the collector of Customs, Brisbane.[94]

4PG advertises his firm Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISlTES. ALL electric Radio Sets constructed from £8, see our sets before deciding, terms arranged; phone J3778. CHEAP Wireless Sets, £3 complete, two-valve, four-valve, inter-State, £8 complete, call; 164 Adelaide Street, Second Floor. F. Nolan, VK4JU, for all Radio Work; Cousin and Herbert Streets, off Wharf Street, city, B7573. LOOK at these prices, Stromberg-Carlson all electric Combination Console, £25; Airzone Portable, £7, and hosts of others, we can sell you your household Electric Lamps at wholesale prices, see our windows; Golden Radio Service, Rear Regent Theatre, 148 Elizabeth Street, phone B5000. WANTED to Buy, Electric Wireless, must be in good order, send description and price, L51, this office. WE are now offering the real plums in our sales bargains, see our windows and don't miss as others have; Golden Radio Service, rear of Regent Theatre, 148 Elizabeth Street, phone B5000. [95]

1931 08[edit]
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1931 10[edit]
1931 11[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

WIRELESS REQUISITES. AND now the Radio Exchange Mart, re-ceivers of every kind sold on small nominal commission, if you wish to dispose of your old set or gear see us first; Golden Radio Service, Regent Buildings, Elizabeth Street, phone B5000. . . . [96]

1931 12[edit]

1932[edit]

1932 01[edit]
1932 02[edit]

4PG to give a lecture at next WIAQ meeting on Q-ships

Wireless Institute (Queensland Division). ON Sunday, January 31, the new 250 metre telephony station of the Queensland Division of the Wireless Institute of Australia was officially opened by the president, VK4LJ. Major L. J. Feenaghty, who referred to the work of the secretary, Mr. O'Brien, and the technical director, Mr. Brown, in constructing the station. He also gave an outline of the activities of the institute in regard to instructional classes. Several very good reports have been received upon the transmission from this station, although in certain quarters, due to skip effect, the volume is not all that could be desired. The secretary, however, has in mind an alteration of the aerial system which should have the effect of remedying this defect. One feature of the station will make it unique amongst amateur telephony stations — and that is that the type of music to be transmitted will be of the better class. As the station is principally a publicity station for the institute, and a means of keeping in touch with country and city members, the music is only incidental; therefore it is not intended to cater for the public fancy to the same extent as is necessary with an A or B class station or an ordinary experimental station. In pursuance of this policy the inaugural programme of test items transmitted on Sunday last comprised only the better class selections, with a total absence of jazz items. The records were made available through the courtesy of Mr. J. Dempsey. The next meeting of the institute will be held on February 5, when the lecturer will be Mr. P. J. Golden, who will speak on "Q-ships." This will recall memories of the days of 1914-19, during which many deeds of heroism were done by dirty-looking tramp steamers whose deeds, unhonoured and unsung, were just as great as those of the ships of the line. Mr. Golden, as an operator on "Q-ships," is qualified to speak of the work which they per formed. An interesting evening is promised, and all members are in-vited to attend and bring their friends. The meeting will be held at head quarters, top floor, Queensland Book Depot, corner of Albert-street and Burnett-lane. Any inquiries regarding the institute or the instruction classes, which are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wed nesday evenings, should be addressed to the Secretary, Mr. M. M. O'Brien, VK4MM, Box 5, P.O., Toowong.[97]

4PG's talk about his experiences on Q-ships during WW1 well received

Club Notes. AMATEUR STATIONS. The monthly meeting for February of the Wireless Institute (Queensland Branch) was held on Friday night last. It was favored by the presence of the Federal president (Mr. S. W. Gadsden), who was on a business trip to the city. The lecturer for the night was Mr. P. J. Golden (VK4PG), who detailed many of his experiences in connection with "Q-ships" during the war. Mr. Golden served over four years in the navy, and had many experiences to relate. That he passed through some very exciting and anxious times was quite evident, and even after a lapse of 15 years many of the stories had a definite grip. His lecture was extremely well received, and the institute looks forward to a repetition. Mr. Gadsden also addressed the members on aspects in Victoria and in the Federal sphere.[98]

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1933[edit]

4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1933

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Residence Year: 1933
  • Street Address: Waterview av, Wynnum
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Right side fr Stanley tce
    • Nicoll Jas
    • Hogg Herbt B
    • Golden Patk
    • Sievers Miss A, store
    • Harrison Harold
  • Hillcrest av
    • Gallagher John
  • Brisbane rd
  • Left side
    • Horne Hubert
    • McGrath Mrs
    • McCurley Mrs E
    • Little Herbt E
    • Pickering Jas H
    • Reid Miss Marion
    • McCarthy Miss Priscilla
  • Hillcrest av
    • Cameron Leslie
    • Barton Russell D
  • Brisbane rd[99]
1933 01[edit]

A false pretences matter relating to Golden Radio Service

SALESMEN REMANDED. Charges of False Pretences. In the Police Court this morning before Mr. J. J. Leahy, Acting Police Magistrate, Frederick Robert Meltone, alias J. S. Philipson, 25, salesman, was charged that on December 20, at Brisbane, by falsely pretending to Patrick John Golden that a cheque for £11 6s. was good and valid, he obtained goods valued at £3 6s., and £6 in money, with intent to defraud. John Raymond Williard, alias James Eager, 38, salesman, was charged that on January 10, at Wynnum, by falsely pretending to Hugh Albert Irvine that a cheque for £12 2s. was good and valid, he obtained from Irvine and Sons, Pty., Ltd., goods valued at £4 10s. 6d., and £7 11s. 7d. in money, with intent to defraud. Defendants were arrested by Detectives W. Stone and E. Hird. "OTHER CHARGES PENDING" A request that the defendants be remanded until January 28 as there were other oharges pending, was made by Detective Sergeant P. Mullally, who prosecuted. The remand was granted.[100]

Two persons who defrauded 4PG given jail time by magistrate

"PARASITES." MANY DEFRAUDED TWO MEN PUNISHED. "THERE is a lot of this false pretences, by means of valueless cheques, going on. These people are parasites on the community," said Sergeant P. J. Mullally, in the City Police Court on Saturday, when prosecuting Frederick Robert Meltone, alias J. S. Philipson (25), salesman, and John Raymond Williard. alias J. Eager (38), salesman, who appeared before Mr. W. E. H. Ferguson, P.M., and pleaded guilty to charges of fraud. There were 14 charges against Meltone and nine against Williard. Those who were defrauded were P. J. Golden, H. A. Irvine and Sons, Pty., Ltd., F. Goleby and Sons, Cribb and Foote, D. Blumberg, John Dilger, C. C. Maromattes, H. Sleath, and Son, C. C. McDonald, J. Little, L. M. Kirkley, F. Walsh, and W. Lockwood. Attempts were made to defraud A. S. Hobbs and W. Peterman. The offences were committed at Brisbane, Ipswich, Southport, Coolangatta, and Wynnum. Sergeant Mullally said that the defendants had got groceries, radio parts, lodgings, and a gramophone, as well as money. The total value of the property they got was £101/2/10. He said that the defendants had a small rubber printing set, and this they used to stamp firms' names on the cheques. In most cases they said the cheques had been received for wages. Meltone had a record, and Williard had one conviction. Each defendant said that restitution could be made if an opportunity was given. Each defendant was sent to prison for two years. On the charge of having had an unlicensed pistol Meltone was fined £10, in default imprisonment for one month.[101]

1933 02[edit]
1933 03[edit]

4PG advertising his Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. Friday, March 3, we raise the curtain on the most amazing sale of new and used Radio Parts and Sets, everything in the radio field, don't miss this chance, at Brisbane's only genuine radio bargain store; Golden Radio Service, 150 Elizabeth Street. B5000. [102]

1933 04[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. ANY purchaser of radio equipment or sets can claim a further 20 per cent discount on existing sale prices on Saturday morning next, April 8th, at Golden Radio Service, 148 Elizabeth Street, phone B5000. [103]

1933 05[edit]

4PG attends WIAQ AGM, not appointed to any official position

WIRELESS INSTITUTE. OFFICIAL NOTES. On Friday, April 28, members, of the Wireless Institute gathered once again, on the occasion of the sixth annual meeting, which was one of the most enthusiastic held for some years. Approximately 40 members and students were present, the H.Q. room being filled to capacity, temporary seating accommodation having to be procured. Transmitting members present were: 4FK, 4WT, 4AW, 4GK, 4LJ, 4RY, 4NG, 4RB, 4JM, 4AS, 4LS, 4AH, 4FB, 4TS, 4VJ, 4AG, 4PG, 4XL, 4JY, 4GS, 4EF. At the outset the secretary, Mr. W. T. Wishart (VK4WT) read the minutes of the last annual meeting. The President, Mr. V. Kenna (VK4FK) submitted his report dealing with the Institute past and present, and his remarks on the future were very encouraging. Other reports in reference to treasurer, auditor and official station 4WI were dealt with. It is pleasing to note that the treasurer, Mr. Browne, VK4RB, was able to show a decided improvement over last year's financial position. The election of officers resulted as follows: Past President, Mr. V. Kenna (VK4FK); president, Mr. A. Walz (VK4AW); secretary, Mr. W. T. Wishart (VK4WT); assistant secretary, Mr. L. Williams (VK4LS); treasurer, Mr. R. Browne (VK4RB); traffic manager, VK4AW; chief operator, 4WI, VK4RB; publicity manager, VK4XL; hon. legal adviser, VK4HW; student representative, Mr. Angel, pro tem. Council Members: VK4AW, WT, RB, LS, AH, LJ, TS, and Mr. Tonge. Student representative to be appointed. During the evening the presentation of trophies took place. The "best station cup" was won by Mr. Mackenzie (VK4GK) of Wynnum. Mr. Kenna, in presenting the winner with cup and pennant, commended GK on his excellent station, both in layout and neatness, and also the amount of home construction gear. Mr. Mackenzie suitably responded. The red pennant for second place was won by Mr. W. T. Wishart (VK4WT.), of Graceville, Mr. Kenna remarked on the fine performance shown by Mr. Wishart, and also the neat appearance of the station. In response, Mr. Wishart congratulated Mr. Mackenzie, (4GK) on his performance and also thanked Mr. Kenna for his remarks. The 28 MC. Cup was awarded to VK4XN (Mr. Nissen, of Dalby). The president spoke of his activities, this being the second occasion in which 4XN has won the cup. Any information may be obtained from the secretary, Mr. Wishart, (VK4WT), who will be in attendance at headquarters, Heindorff House, third floor, room 30, daily, between 1-2 p.m. Next Friday night a lantern lecture on whaling in the great white south will be given by Mr. King, of Graceville. All members are requested to invite friends, O.W. and Y.L. The secretary trusts this lecture will be a great success. Others will be arranged in the near future. A meeting will take place on Friday week, May 19, to discuss a camp which it is hoped will be of extreme interest because 5 metre work, with phone, on 40 and 80 metres will be engaged in. A new series of lectures have commenced. Mr. Tonge was the lecturer last Monday night, and it was noted with satisfaction that many new members were present.[104]

1933 06[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. A.C. Dynamic Loudspeaker, 10½ inch cone, wanted urgently; Golden Radio Service, 148 Elizabeth Street, B5000.[105]

1933 07[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. AT auction prices, electric, four-valve £5 10s., eight-valve £6. hundreds of others, don't forget the radio auction 10 a.m. Saturday next; Golden Radio Service, 150 Elizabeth Street, B5000.[106]

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4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service, 4RB has joined the staff

Wireless Requisites. . . . GOLDEN Radio Service means just that to you, Messrs. P. J. Golden and R. Browne are concentrating on an efficient radio service day or night; ring B5000. radio talkie and amplifier construction and repairs guaranteed; 150 Elizabeth Street. [107]

1933 09[edit]

4SP listed as one of the Brisbane agents for Airzone radios

You can take it anywhere! use it anywhere! and it's an AIRZONE "NEW CENTURY" 5 VALVES SUPERHETERODYNE PRICED AT £17/17/- INTERSTATE RECEPTION EASIEST OF TERMS . . . 12 MONTHS' GUARANTEE, AND IS COVERED BY INSURANCE AGAINST FIRE & BURGLARY WE ENDORSE THEM — WE SELL THEM Carnegie Bros, Ltd., Queen Street, Brisbane; Electrical Services Pty. Ltd., Queen Street, Brisbane; G. J. Grice Ltd., Queen Street, Brisbane; Golden Radio Service, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane; Gradwell Bros., Edward Street, Brisbane; J.C.A. Products Ltd., Adelaide Street, Brisbane; King & King Ltd., Queen Street, Brisbane; McDonnell & East Ltd., George Street, Brisbane; National Radio, cnr. Queen and Wharf Streets, Brisbane; W. H. Paling & Co. Ltd., Queen Street, Brisbane; Rosendorff's Music Store, Ann Street, Brisbane; H. Sleath & Sons, George Street, Brisbane; F. Trittons Ltd., George Street, Brisbane. VALLEY: McWhirters Ltd., Valley Junction; Overells Ltd., Valley Junction. SOUTH BRISBANE: J. W. Downing, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba; E. A. Holt, Stanley Street, South Brisbane. IPSWICH: H. G. Walker, Bell Street, Ipswich. TOOWOOMBA AND SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND: John McKinney, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. Factory Representative: W. O. BARBER, Q.P.I. Bldgs., 129 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. AIRZONE fine RADIO. FOR DEMONSTRATIONS IN YOUR HOME OF THE POPULAR AIRZONE RADIO RECEIVERS 'PHONE B.8400 We sell on demonstration only. Let us place an Airzone in your home on trial and if the set itself doesn't win you — you won't be asked to buy. EASY TERMS ARRANGED. ELECTRICAL SERVICES Pty. LTD. 5th FLOOR, COMMERCIAL BANK CHAMBERS, QUEEN ST. (Opp. Kodak), BRISBANE.[108]

1933 10[edit]

Apparent commencement of personal downward spiral by 4PG

CHARGE OF CAR WHILE DRUNK. $20 Fine Imposed. Nudgee Accident. Patrick John Golden, 40, mechanic, pleaded guilty in the Police Court today to a charge that on October 14, at Nudgee Road, Nudgee, he had charge of a motor car while under the influence of liquor. The Chief Police Magistrate (Mr. H. L. Archdall, C.B.E.) heard the case. Sergeant F. M. O'Driscoll (prosecutor) stated that the police found a badly damaged car halfway through a two-rail fence at Nudgee Road, Nudgee, about 5.10 p.m. on Saturday. The defendant was standing near the car. When the police arrived Golden was seen to stagger round under the influence of liquor. A companion was also drunk. The defendant admitted being the owner and driver of the car. He had no previous convictions. The Magistrate imposed a fine of £20, in default imprisonment for two months.[109]

1933 11[edit]

4PG advertises his Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. 12 Words 6d., each additional Six Words 3d. ALL your Radio Parts, Sets, &c., bought for cash, don't give it away, see us first; Golden Radio Service, 148 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, B5000. ALL Radio Service Work by qualified engineers at Golden Radio Service, 148 Elizabeth Street, B5000.[110]

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4PG's Golden Radio Service provides public address facilities for Boonah Camp Draft

SPLENDOUR OF MAN AND HORSE. SUCCESS OF BOONAH CAMP DRAFT. BUCKLEY'S CHANCE AND GOLD TOP WIN CUPS. Saturday was camp draft day in connection with the Boonah Easter Carnival, which has been organised on an extensive scale this year. A. and R. Betts' Gold Top won the Coochin Coochin Cup and the Broadbent Cup went to R. Grace's Buckley's Chance. Meritorious riding of splendid, well-trained horses was a feature of the drafting events, which provided several thrills. The site of Boonah township is delightful, and on Saturday, for the first day of the Back to Boonah celebrations, its attractiveness was enhanced by the people's confidence that despite any possible interference by the elements, every function would be successful. The Easter camp drafts and sporting events are one of the greatest features of Boonah's year, and for years they have been staged with undiminishing confidence. The setting is lovely. From the showground, the centre of activities during the celebrations, the panorama is magnificent. On all sides, the hills with their towering trees, closely-dotted tracts of freshly ploughed land, patches of waving corn, and mobs of browsing cattle, add variety to the picture. On Saturday the sun shone only spasmodically. No rain fell, though heavy clouds floated about the hills and light showers fell upon them. The people of Boonah and district, encouraged by a large committee, centred their interest, as usual, in the camp drafts, and though there was a slight reduction in attendance, the crowd which visited the showground was satisfactory. With reasonably fine weather it is expected that today a large concourse will view the events. Members of the committee (of which Mr. C. B. Darvall is President, and Mr. H. R. Beverley is Secretary) worked unceasingly in arranging for the whole function, and did all they could to boost the Back-To-Boonah celebrations. About the ringside on Saturday were over 70 cars, and entries for the camp draft events were numerous. People came from all over the district, and one of the most interested visitors was Lady Robinson, wife of Sir Thomas Robinson, who is a director of the Queensland National Bank, and of the New Zealand Shipping Company. Sir Thomas was not present, but Lady Robinson maintained keen interest in the ring events, and spoke highly of the beauty of the horses and the splendid horsemanship. Lady Robinson is a guest of Mrs. G. A. Bell, Coochin Coochin, and with her on Saturday, were Misses Una and Dolly Bell. . . . MORE FUN. Adding to the fun were several sideshows. In one, performing seals displayed really interesting tricks, and another featured a well-known boxing troupe. In the centre of the ring was erected a broadcasting box, from which announcements were made through the agency of the Golden Radio Service, in conjunction with a local electrician, Mr. R. Lindsay. Mr. R. Betts presented the results over the air. On Saturday night a dance was held in the Show Hall, and bridge and euchre were played. A most ambitious programme has been arranged for today, events including tug-of-war, donkey races, melon races, musical chairs on horse back, umbrella races, figure eights, gate driving, musical flags, obstacle races, numerous athletic events, and a large number of military events. At night will be the Easter Carnival Ball in the Show Hall.[111]

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4PG involved with Hamilton Sailing Club, displays annual trophys in shopfront windows of Golden Radio Service

Sailing Sprays and Splashes. HAMILTON UNRESTRICTED CLUB'S FINALE. BREAK-UP NIGHT ON MAY 3. (By "STRATHAIRD.") Saturday, April 6, was the last official club race for the 1934-35 season. An easterly, veering to the south-east, breeze prevailed, with ebb tide conditions. . . . The list of trophy winners for the season is as follows. Trophies will be on view in the windows of Golden Radio Service, Elizabeth-street, City: Championship Cup, presented by Colonel Cameron, won by Ethel. Second half-season trophy, presented by E. J. Thomas, won by Ethel. First half season trophy, presented by the club, won by Ace. Aggregate points trophy, presented by the president (Mr. Waugh), won by Sally. Commodore's Cup, presented by L. C. Young, won by Sally. Battershill trophy, presented by Mr. Battershill, won by Joyce. Monyhan Memorial, won by Corsair. Best dressed crew trophy, presented by ladies' committee, won by Joyce. . . . [112]

1935 05[edit]

4PG driver of motor vehicle which killed a pedestrian

FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT. Evidence at Inquest. The death of Albert Edward Hansen, 44, an unmarried relief worker, of No. 1 Thornbury Street, Valley, which occurred in the General Hospital at 8.10 p.m. on April 28 following injuries he received when he was knocked down by a motor car owned and driven by Patrick John Golden at Barry Parade and Gibb Street at 6 p.m. the previous day, was the subject of an inquest today. William Alexander Barclay, an invalid pensioner, residing at the C.C.M. Hostel, Turbot Street, said that he and Hansen were walking along Barry Parade about 5.45 p.m. They left Barry Parade near the tram stopping pole to go down Gibb Street. A car travelling from the direction of the Exhibition Hotel struck Hansen. Kenneth J. W. Lewis, of Thorrold Street, Wooloowin, said that he was travelling from a football match in Golden's car and saw the two men. There was also another car travelling along Barry Parade, and witness mentioned, "There is a car corning up on us." The next tiling he knew was that there was a man right in front of the car. The impact was only slight — merely a push. Golden swerved across to prevent the wheels going over the man who had fallen over backwards towards the left wheel. They jumped out of the car, went to the man and summoned the ambulance. DRIVER'S EVIDENCE. Patrick John Golden, radio dealer, of 150 Elizabeth Street, and living at Oriel Road, Clayfield, said that he was returning from the Brisbane Cricket Ground, where he had been operating an amplifier. He put his hand out and sounded his horn. He noticed the two men crossing the street. It appeared to witness as though Hansen walked into the right headlight. Witness drove out to the hospital after the mishap and there told a policeman about it.[113]

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Following an incident when the SS Hororata damaged her propeller, 4PG recalls another incident with the vessel during WW1

HORORATA TOO LARGE FOR DOCK. Propeller to be Repaired in Sydney. It was announced on Saturday that an examination by a diver disclosed that three blades were broken and another was bent when the starboard propeller or the steamer Hororata struck a submerged object while the vessel was proceeding down the river near Kinellan Point on Friday. Too large to be docked in Brisbane, the vessel will go to Sydney, where she will be dry-docked for a further examination of the hull and repairs to the propeller. The voyage to Sydney will be made under easy steam. The Hororata has a length of 511.1 ft, a beam of 64.2ft. and a depth of 32ft, and the dimensions of the dock at South Brisbane are: Length, floor level 430ft, level of blocks 431ft 6in, coping 357ft; breadth, floor level, 44ft, level of blocks 50ft 4in, coping 78ft 8in; depth, over sill at high water, spring tides 18ft to 19ft, and neap tides 16ft to 17ft. The Hororata will remain in Brisbane until tomorrow, and in the meantime some of her cargo will be transhipped to the steamer Somerset, which arrived from Liverpool on Saturday. PREVIOUS ACCIDENT RECALLED. This is not the first time the starboard propeller of the Hororata has figured in a marine accident. During the war the Hororata was used as a transport. According to Mr. P. J. Golden, of Brisbane, the Hororata formed one of a convoy of 14 ships which set out from Norfolk (Virginia), U.S.A., for England, in August, 1917. The mystery ship, H.M.S. Carrigan Head (in which Mr. Golden was wireless operator), had charge of the convoy, which sailed two ships abreast across the Atlantic Ocean. The Carrigan Head had previously been to St. John's, Newfoundland, to pick up a large consignment of 8in shells. She then steamed to Norfolk to be filled with timber to give the ship a certain amount of buoyancy if holed by a torpedo. The convoy had proceeded some distance across the Atlantic when the Hororata reported by radio that one of the crew was sick. The Carrigan Head, which was leading, and the Hororata fell out of line to enable the doctor on the Carrigan Head to go in a whale boat to visit the sick man, who was found to be suffering from appendicitis. It was decided to transfer him to the Carrigan Head. In manoeuvring to enable the sick man to be transferred the two ships came into collision, the starboard propeller of the Hororata ripping a hole in the side of the Carrigan Head, which, however, got into Devonport, where she was repaired.[114]

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Mr & Mrs 4PG Electoral Roll registration 1936 Toombul

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Patrick John Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1936
  • Subdistrict: Toombul
  • State: Queensland
  • District: Lilley
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 3377, Golden, Gladys Ada, 21 Oriel rd., Clayfield, home duties, female
  • Entry: 3378, Golden, Patrick John, 21 Oriel rd., Clayfield, radio dealer, male[115]

Business, Mr and Mrs 4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1936, Alphabetical

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Gladys A Golden, Patrick J Golden
  • Residence Year: 1936
  • Street Address: Brisbane, Albion Pk
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Golden, Gladys A, radio dlr, 148 Eliz st, Brisbane
  • Entry2: Golden, Patk J, 19 Oriel rd, Albion Pk[116]
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Mr & Mrs 4PG Electoral Roll registration 1937 Toombul

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Patrick John Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1937
  • Subdistrict: Toombul
  • State: Queensland
  • District: Lilley
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 3408, Golden, Gladys Ada, 23 Oriel rd., Clayfield, home duties, female
  • Entry: 3409, Golden, Patrick John, 23 Oriel rd., Clayfield, radio dealer, male[117]

Business, Mr and Mrs 4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1937

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Golden Radio Serv, Gladys A Golden, Patrick J Golden
  • Residence Year: 1937
  • Street Address: New Farm, Brisbane, Albion Pk
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Golden Radio Serv, 265 Bruns st, New Farm
  • Entry2: Golden, Gladys A, radio dlr, 148 Eliz st, Brisbane
  • Entry3: Golden, Patk J, 21 Oriel rd, Albion Pk[118]
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Court action implies Golden Radio Service not paying its suppliers

Plaintiff Wins Claim Against Kedron Park Coursing Club. Mr. P. M. Hishon, Chief Police Magistrate, in the Magistrate's Court today awarded the plaintiff the full amount claimed in an action in which Karl Henry Ruckert, trading as Clearatone Radio Company claimed £32 16s. 6d. from the members of the committee and the secretary-treasurer of the Kedron Park Coursing Club. The action arose over the alleged installation of a sound system complete with microphone and speaker at the Kedron Park Coursing Grounds during the year. The defendants mentioned were T. W. Bouchard, J. E. Burke, A. S. Green (committee) and J. T. Browne (secretary and treasurer) of the Kedron Park Coursing Club. The plaintiff claimed for money payable by the defendants to the plaintiff for goods supplied and delivered by the plaintiff during the year 1937, and he claimed £32 16s. 6d. Mr. T. C. O'Hagen (instructed by Messrs. Leonard Power and Power) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. Boden (instructed by Messrs. Bouchard and Holland) for the defendants. Mr. Boden stated that the defence was that there was no contract or arrangement between the defendants and the plaintiff, but the contract was, to the knowledge of the plaintiff, between the defendants and one Golden, carrying on business as the Golden Radio Services; and the amount sued for had been paid on receiving the account from that firm. The defendants pleaded not guilty as alleged or at all. At the conclusion of evidence, Mr. Hishon gave judgment for the plaintiff for £32 16s, 6d., with £4 4s. professional costs and 13s. 3d. court fees.[119]

Youth appears in court in a subsequent matter to a theft from Golden Radio Service

YOUTH'S BROKEN BOND. C.P.M. Orders Forfeiture. Unable to furnish a satisfactory answer to a summons, calling upon him to show cause why he should not be dealt with for having broken a bond of £10, for which he was discharged on a conviction of stealing on May 7, Robert Edwin Fletcher, 20, labourer, in the City Police Court yesterday, was ordered to forfeit the amount of the bond to the Crown. The defendant had just been fined by Mr. P. M. Hishon, C.P.M., £1, in default, seven days' imprisonment, on a charge of having, on October 23, stolen two radio valves, valued at £1/17/, the property of the Golden Radio Service, to which charge he pleaded guilty. Detective-sergeant T. W. Harold said that Fletcher entered into the bond on May 7, undertaking to be of good behaviour for six months.[120]

As previous, a little more detail

Youth's Bond of £10 Forfeited. Robert Edwin Fletcher, 20, labourer, was charged in the Police Court that on October 23 at Brisbane he stole two radio metal valves valued at £1 17s., the property of Golden Radio Service. Fletcher pleaded guilty and was fined £1, in default imprisonment for seven days, by Mr. P. M. Hishon, Chief Police Magistrate. Fletcher, of No. 210 Bowen Terrace, Brisbane, was also called upon to show cause why a bond of £10 which he entered into on May 7 when he was convicted on a charge of stealing and in which he agreed to be of good behaviour for six months should not be forfeited, he not having complied with the conditions of the bond. Fletcher told the court that this was his first lapse since the bond and since that time he had been in employment. Mr. Hishon ordered the bond to be forfeited. Detective Sergeant T. W. Harold prosecuted.[121]

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Business, and 4PG, Wise's Directory Listing 1938

Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948

  • Name: Golden Radio Serv, Patk J Golden
  • Residence Year: 1938
  • Street Address: Brisbane, Albion Pk
  • Residence Place: Queensland, Australia
  • Entry1: Golden Radio Serv, radio dlrs, 148 Eliz st, Brisbane
  • Entry2: Golden, Patk J, 21 Oriel rd, Albion Pk[122]


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Another court action for theft from 4PG, presumably his Golden Radio Service

STOLE WIRELESS SET.— Frederick Campbell, 46, steeplejack, was charged in the Police Court today that on March 11, at Brisbane, he stole a crystal wireless set, valued at 17s. 6d., the property of Patrick John Golden. Campbell pleaded guilty. Mr. A. P. W. Tregear, Police Magistrate, sentenced him to imprisonment for one month. Detective Sergeant T. W. Harold prosecuted.[123]

As previous, greater detail

THANKS FOR SENTENCE. Steeple-Jack's Long Record. "Have you anything to say?" asked Mr. A. P. W. Tregear, P.M., in the Police Court on Saturday, addressing Frederick Campbell, 46, steeplejack, who had pleaded guilty to having, on March 11, at Brisbane, stolen a crystal wireless receiving set, valued at 17/6, the property of Patrick John Golden. "I have nothing to say," replied Campbell. "You will be sentenced to one month imprisonment," said Mr. Tregear. Defendant: I beg your pardon; I did not hear. Mr. Tregear: One month imprisonment. Defendant: Thanks! Detective-sergeant T. W. Harold had explained that about 8.30 p.m. on Friday defendant was seen by a police officer in Charlotte Street, where he tried to dispose of the wireless set. He gave an unsatisfactory explanation how he obtained the set, and on Saturday morning it was ascertained that the set had been stolen from complainant's premises in Elizabeth Street. Defendant came from Scotland in 1924, and he had been continuously in trouble since, both in New Zealand and Australia.[124]

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Apparent final advertisement for 4PG's Golden Radio Service

Wireless Requisites. . . . AT Golden Radio Service, you are given satisfaction; ring B5000 for all your radio troubles or call at 150 Elizabeth Street. . . . [125]

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4PG mentioned in divorce proceedings

WIFE SAID SHE LOVED ANOTHER. Husband Gets Divorce. That he found his wife in bed with another man in a flat at Cairns and that she protested her love for that man, were allegations made by Adolphus Josiah Cooper, hairdresser and tobacconist, of Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, when he petitioned Mr. Acting Justice Graham today for a divorce from Rosina Thelma Cooper, of Cairns. He alleged that she committed adultery with Patrick John Golden, at Cairns, on August 31, 1938, and on divers other occasions prior thereto. The case was not defended. His Honour granted a decree nisi with costs against the co-defendant. Mr. L. L. Draney (instructed by Mr. D. J. C. McGrath) appeared for the plaintiff. Mr. J. F. McCaffrey (instructed by Messrs. O'Sullivan and Ruddy, agents for Messrs. Murray and Lyons, of Cairns), appeared for Mrs. Cooper on the question of access to the child. Cooper said, in evidence, that they were married on November 8, 1927, at East Brisbane, and lived at various suburbs of Brisbane until January, 1938, when a separation agreement was entered into. There was one child of the marriage. VISITED CAIRNS. In August he went to Cairns, and after keeping flats in Aplin Street under observation, he entered the building at 12.15 a.m. on August 31, in company with an inquiry agent named Green. They entered a bedroom, where they found Mrs. Cooper in bed with Golden. He punched Golden, and his wife then shielded Golden. When he asked her for an explanation, she said that he would not understand. There was such a thing as love, she told him. She also said that she had been carrying on with Golden for 12 months, but had not told him as he was sick and she did not want to hurt him. In reply to his Honour, who remarked that the deed of separation mentioned differences between husband and wife, Cooper said that he had had a nervous breakdown. Although he thought his wife was carrying on with other men, he had not been able to prove it. In granting the decree nisi, his Honour gave custody of the child to the plaintiff, and gave the defendant access to the child upon terms agreed upon by the parties.[126]

As previous

WIFE FOUND IN FLAT. Other Man Only Mumbled. On August 31 Adolphus Josiah Cooper, of Ipswich Road, Brisbane with an inquiry agent, entered a flat in Caims and found his wife, Rosina Thelma Cooper, and Patrick John Golden, of Cairns, radio mechanic, fast asleep. Cooper struck Golden, but Golden refused to awaken and only mumbled. Mrs. Cooper threw herself over Golden and begged her husband not to hurt him, saying it was her fault. "You don't understand; there is such a thing as love," she exclaimed. This was related before Mr. Acting Justice Graham in the Supreme Court yesterday, when Cooper sued for the dissolution of his marriage with Rosina Thelma Cooper, whom he had married on November 17, 1927, and asked for the custody of their son who was born on November 17, 1928. He told the Court that he had been living apart from his wife under a separation agreement and that Golden had been his business neighbour in Brisbane. Cooper was granted a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage and the custody of the son. Golden was ordered to pay the costs. Mr. L. L. Draney (instructed by Mr. D. J. C. McGrath) appeared for Cooper, and Mr. J. F. McCaffrey (instructed by Messrs. O'Sullivan and Ruddy, as town agents for Messrs. Murray and Lyons, of Cairns) appeared to admit service of the writ and in regard to Mrs. Cooper's right of access to the son.[127]

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HUSBAND K.O'd WIFE'S LOVER. Stormy Scene In Bedroom. RAID REVEALED FORMER NEIGHBOR AS MAN. "YOU don't understand; there is such a thing as LOVE," sighed an erring wife, in sleepy tones, when her slumbers in a Cairns flat were disturbed by the unexpected intrusion of her irate spouse and a companion, bent on some sleuthing work. But, whatever Adolphus Josiah Cooper, a Brisbane hairdresser and tobacconist, may have lacked in understanding of the ever-and-over-boosted emotion mentioned by his wife, he could not fail to appreciate the Mr. J. F. McCaffrey, admitted service of the papers on the wife and Golden. significance of the presence of a man, who had once been his neighbor in business in Brisbane, in the same bed as Mrs. Cooper. Cooper, who lives at Ipswich-road, South Brisbane, is a man of few words, it would seem. Having found his wife, Rosina Thelma Cooper, sound asleep in bed with Patrick John Golden, he roused the sleeping man, and, in reply to an indignant "What's this?" let out a punch which put Golden hors de combat for the rest of the proceedings. Cooper, it should be explained, married Rosina at East Brisbane, in November, 1927, and, after living at Vulture-street, South Brisbane, Red Hill, Stone's Corner, and Ipswich-road, brought the matrimonial alliance to a close in January of this year, when he and his wife separated under an agreement. TELLING his story to Mr. Acting Justice Graham last week, when he sought a divorce, Cooper declared that in August he journeyed to Cairns, and there, with a private inquiry agent named Green, carried out a raid on a flat at the corner of Grafton and Aplin-streets, on August 31. Forcing a door, the husband related that he found his way along a hall and into a bedroom. Lifting the net of the bed he beheld, by the light of an electric torch, his wife and Golden, asleep. QUICK K.O. His Honor: Had you seen Golden before? Witness: Yes. Mr. L. L. Draney (who appeared for the husband): How long had you known him? Witness: About six and a half years. He used to be my next door neighbor in business in Brisbane. Proceeding with his narrative, Cooper stated that he woke Golden by shaking him. "What's this?" the man in the bed demanded, whereupon Cooper, according to his story, spoke his mind clearly in two short words, and hit his wife's companion. "He appeared to be knocked out and took no further part in the conversation," Cooper told the court. To add to the excitement, Rosina awoke at this stage and throwing herself across Golden, exclaimed: "Don't you hit him! It's my fault!" "Well, have you got something to say for yourself?" Cooper demanded of his wife, and it was then that Rosina told her husband, "You don't understand; there is such a thing as LOVE." The conversation went on thus:— Husband: Do you mean to say that you love this man? Wife: Yes. I love him. WOULDN'T GET UP. Husband: How long has this been going on? Wife: About 12 months. Husband: "Why didn't you tell me — didn't you have the guts?" Wife: I had the guts, but you were sick and I did not want to hurt you. Cooper also told the court that he challenged Golden to get up and take it like a man. But Golden simply mumbled something as though he was dazed, and did not get up. Mrs. Cooper explained, "He wanted me to go back to you, but I wouldn't." His Honor: I see in the separation agreement it says there was an unhappy difference between your wife and yourself. What was that? Witness: I had a breakdown in my health. I had an idea that she was running around, but I could not prove anything. I asked her about it, but she denied it all. We could not get along, and we parted. His Honor found that Mrs. Cooper and Golden had committed adultery with each other, and granted Cooper a decree nisi, with costs against Golden. Mr. L. L. Draney, who appeared for Cooper, was instructed by Mr. D. J. C. McGrath. Mr. J. F. McCaffrey (instructed by Messrs. O'Sullivan and Ruddy, town agents for Murray and Lyons, of Cairns) appeared to admit service of the papers on the wife and Golden, and also on the question of access by Mrs. Cooper to the child, of which Cooper was granted custody.[128]

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4PG's WW2 service record

National Archives of Australia

  • Title: GOLDEN PATRICK JOHN : Service Number - N61073 : Date of birth - 15 Feb 1898 : Place of birth - DUBLIN IRELAND : Place of enlistment - PADDINGTON NSW : Next of Kin - Unknown
  • Contents date range: 1939 - 1948
  • Series number: B884
  • Control symbol: N61073
  • Citation: NAA: B884, N61073
  • Item barcode: 5613062
  • Location: Canberra
  • Access status: Not yet examined
  • Date of decision: 01 Jan 1970
  • Physical format: PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)
  • Records authority class number: 1010873
  • Date registered: 15 May 2002[129]
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4PG's own divorce proceedings

Divorced on 21st Wedding Anniversary. On the 21st anniversary of her wedding in London, Gladys Ada Golden, of Oriel Road, Clayfield, today obtained her judgment nisi for divorce from Mr. Justice Macrossan, S.P.J. She obtained it on the ground of her husband's adultery with the wife of a Brisbane hairdresser, who gave evidence that he had already divorced his wife on the same set of circumstances. Mrs. Golden set out in her petition that she was married to Patrick John Golden, radio mechanic and salesman, of Grafton and Aplin Streets, Cairns, at Ilford, London, England, on April 3, 1918. They had lived at London, Sydney (New South Wales), and Wynnum (Brisbane), and there were two children. On August 31, 1938, she alleged, at flats at Cairns, Golden committed adultery with Rosina Thelma Cooper, of Cairns, then a married woman, but since divorced. REGULAR OR IRREGULAR? They had lived together for 13 years in Queensland, Mrs. Golden said, in evidence, and her husband went to Cairns in June last year. For 12 months before that his habits were irregular. He was drinking. Mr. Justice Macrossan: Was he drinking regularly or irregularly? Mrs. Golden: Regularly. His Honour: Then his habits were regular. (Laughter.) Adolphus Josiah Cooper, hairdresser, of Ipswich Road, Brisbane, said that Rosina Thelma Cooper had been his wife. He raided a flat at the corner of Grafton and Aplin Streets, Cairns, a little after midnight on August 31 last year. Golden and Mrs. Cooper were occupying the flat, as "Mr. and Mrs. Cooper." He had known Golden and Mrs. Golden for over six years. Golden had had a radio business next door to witness' premises in Elizabeth Street, Brisbane. Mr. Justice Macrossan: It was the same man that you knew as Mrs. Golden's husband that you found in bed with your wife? Cooper: Absolutely. He obtained his decree nisi on the ground on October 28 last, he said. The decree had since been made absolute. His wife did not defend. He (Cooper) had custody of the child. His Honour found the allegations proved, and gave judgment nisi, returnable in three months. He awarded custody of the children to Mrs. Golden and ordered that Golden pay the costs of the action. Mr. F. W. O'Rourke (instructed by Messrs. James Crawford and Williamson) appeared for Mrs. Golden. The action was not defended.[130]

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GOSH, Mr. GOLDEN! Husband's Raid On Flat. A man rejoicing in the name of Golden surely has some obligations to live up to. But Patrick John Golden, Cairns radio dealer and mechanic, assayed quite an amount of matrimonial alloy when his wife got down to making a final analysis. Her first golden opinions of him became considerably tarnished, in fact. IT was accidental, of course, but it happened to be the 21st anniversary of their marriage which ended it. That day — Monday last week — Mrs. Gladys Ada Golden, of Oriel-road, Clayfield, secured a decree nisi for its dissolution, after she had convinced Mr. Justice Macrossan, S.P.J., that husband Golden had broken the golden rule that decrees a man shall not look sideways nor backwards — i.e. at another woman — once he is married. Divorcee Rosina Thelma Cooper, of Cairns, was named as the woman in the case — on the evidence of her former husband, who was a witness for Mrs. Golden. Mrs. Golden, in evidence, explained to his Honor that she and Patrick were married in London and resided abroad for a while, then came to Australia. Golden, she said, drank heavily and regularly over the 12 months preceding June last. Then he went to Cairns, and she got some letters from him there. Came Mr. Adolphus Josiah Cooper, who is a hairdresser and lives at Ipswich-road, to the witness-box. Cooper related that he had caught his wife in very unusual circumstances with Mr. Golden. He had raided a flat in Cairns, he said, a little after midnight on August 31 last. He found it occupied by Golden and Mrs. Cooper, living as "Mr. and Mrs. Cooper." After considering the facts Mr. Justice Macrossan concluded that Mrs. Golden was just as much entitled to matrimonial freedom as Cooper had been, and found accordingly. Custody of the two children was given to her. The decree nisi is returnable in three months.[131]

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4PG's son's WW2 service record

National Archives of Australia

  • Title: GOLDEN GERALD VALENTINE PATRICK : Service Number - QX54224 : Date of birth - 12 Feb 1920 : Place of birth - ILFORD ENGLAND : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE QLD : Next of Kin - DUFFY GLADYS
  • Contents date range: 1940 - 1947
  • Series number: B883
  • Control symbol: QX54224
  • Citation: NAA: B883, QX54224
  • Item barcode: 4887485
  • Location: Canberra
  • Access status: Not yet examined
  • Date of decision: 01 Jan 1970
  • Physical format: PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)
  • Records authority class number: 1010873
  • Date registered: 15 Nov 2001[132]


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NSW BDM marriage registration for 4PG's second marriage to Violet Henrietta Tibbits

  • Marriage registration
  • Registration Number: 883/1943
  • Groom's Family Name: GOLDEN
  • Groom's Given Name(s): PATRICK JOHN
  • Bride's Family Name(s): TIBBITS
  • Bride's Given Name(s): VIOLET HENRIETTA
  • Registration District: SYDNEY[133]

4PG Electoral Roll registration 1943 Karumba

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Patrick John Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1943
  • Subdistrict: Normanton
  • State: Queensland
  • District: Kennedy
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 97, Golden, Patrick John, Flying Boat Base, Karumba, radio operator, male[134]
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Qld marriage registration for 4PG's son Gerry

  • Qld BDM
  • Marriage registration: Gerald Valentine Patrick Golden
  • Marriage date: 07/01/1943
  • Spouse's name: Beatrix Erna Leonora Harris
  • Registration details: 1943/B/52782 [135]
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Funeral Notices. . . . GOLDEN, Patrick J.— The Relatives and Friends of Patrick John Golden (of Radio Section, Archerfield), beloved Husband of Violet Henrietta and Father of Jerry and Patricia, are invited to attend his Funeral, to leave the Funeral Chapel, Wickham Street, Valley, This (Friday) Afternoon, at 4 o'clock, for Toowong Cemetery.— K. M. SMITH, B2695.[136]

Brief report of 4PG dying of electrocution, nothing in Brisbane papers, perhaps wartime suppression?

MAN ELECTROCUTED: Patrick John Golden, 45, of Moorooka, was electrocuted when he caught hold of the live high voltage wire of a radio transmitter he was repairing at Archerfield airport.[137]

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The Wife Introduced Herself To Chorus Girl. CASUAL "DIGGER" WHEN Mrs. "Trixy" Golden tried a little trick on her soldier-husband, Pat, just to see if she could arouse his jealousy her "bombshell" certainly failed to have the desired effect. All the reaction she got when she told him "I've been out with several Americans" was a laconic: "Did you get any American cigarettes?" Wouldn't it! Mrs. Golden declared this in evidence to Acting-Judge Stanley in Brisbane Divorce Court last week, and said that she had evacuated from Estonia four years ago and came to Queensland. She went to school here, and matriculated to the University, where she entered the medical faculty and took up medicine. AT the University, she met her Big Moment in the person of A.I.F. "Romeo," Gerald Valentine Patrick Golden, who was doing an Army course. After a whirlwind three months' courtship she married him, on January 7 last year. Mr. F. E. Roberts, (for Mrs. Golden): Tell us what happened at Cremome Theatre? — Shortly after the marriage, he took me to Cremorne. After the show, he said he wanted me to meet a girlfriend, and we waited at the stagedoor entrance. "Then a chorusgirl called 'Gwen' came out, and he went over to her, leaving me standing alone. After a while, I went over and pulled his sleeve. He turned around as though surprised, and said, 'Oh, this is Trix.' I told the girl I was his wife, and she looked sullen about it." Trixy added that, some time later,, her husband was doing 14 days' detention at Grovely for being A.W.L. She went out to visit him, and waited for him at the gate. He came out and passed her by, going over to another girl who also had been waiting. "I walked over to them, and told my husband that the orderly sergeant had asked me, when I inquired for Private Golden, if I was the girlfriend or the wife," Mrs. Golden went on. "The other woman said, 'Who are you?' and I said I was Pat's wife. "My husband went all colors, and the woman looked very upset. I said, 'Who is this woman?' My husband said she was an old girlfriend of his. "The woman and I left him, then. We went to the train together. She was in tears, and I was trying to console her." His Honor: Did your husband leave you when you and the other woman were together? — He couldn't have got away if he tried! The final parting came in October last year, Mrs. Golden said. She got a letter from him, reading in part: "Trixy — Well I've waited four months and I'm saying that this is the end. You'll never see me again. I'm deeply in love with a certain young lady up this way North Queensland), and have been so for six months. She knows my trouble about you, and she is all for me . . . . "I'm not at all ashamed of myself about us one certain night when something happened between us . . . . I'm not in a position to divulge the lady's name. . . . . Your deserted husband, Pat." Mr. Roberts: Did he tell you the lady's name? — Yes. Last time I saw him, I asked him who she was, and he told me, "Helen Cooke." After a mutual friend, Private Mellors, of the A.I.F., had given evidence of Golden's association with Helen Cooke in the north, His Honor granted Mrs. Golden a decree nisi for divorce from her husband on the grounds of his adultery with Helen, and ordered Golden to shovel up sufficient shekels to cover the cost of the action. Mr. Roberts was instructed by Mr. J. Aboud.[138]

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4PG's son Gerry's Electoral Roll registration 1963 Cabramatta

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Gerald Valentine Golden
  • Gender: Male
  • Electoral Year: 1963
  • Subdistrict: Cabramatta
  • State: New South Wales
  • District: Werriwa
  • Country: Australia
  • Entry: 5589, Golden, Gerald Valentine, Lot 18, Avoca Rd, Canley Vale, clerical ass, male[139]
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4PG's son Gerry's Electoral Roll registration 1972 Canley Vale

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980

  • Name: Gerald Valentine Golden
  • Gender: Male
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  • Entry: 1969, Golden, Gerald Valentine, 51 Avoca Rd, Cnly Hts 2166, clerical ass, male[140]
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