Throughout these years many donations of memorabilia have been given to the society for safe keeping so that future generations can be sufficiently informed about the history of this vital utility in the development of the state of Queensland.
|VICE PRESIDENT||John Rostron|
|COMMITTEE MEMBERS||Geoff Battersby|
James clerk Maxwell predicted the existence of radio waves as a result of demonstrating (mathematically) that light is Electromagnetic radiation. Heinrich hertz subsequently demonstrated experimentally that Maxwell was correct. Marconi came later.
This bust of Marconi was presented to AWA in Sydney by the Lion’s club of Turin in 1964 and was subsequently given to OTC Ningi, Queensland (near Caboolture). OTC was merged with Telecom Australia, and the bust came with it.
With the introduction of satellite communication, the need for ship-to-shore radio rapidly declined as did the relevance of the Marconi bust to the Ningi site. The bust was shifted to this museum by Telstra.
So far we have used it for nursing homes, a public library's heritage group, Salvation Army Women's League and the Scouts JOTA. We have more visits booked.