TAGGED: 1930s
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Amy Butterfield shares the challenges and surprising discoveries of curating for Radio 100, including how Australia was a radio ‘vanguard’, dating the oldest radio broadcast in the NFSA collection, and – despite the gap in time – the parallels between the rise of radio and the internet as a means of human connection.

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Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley outlines nine essential moments to know from the early years of Australian radio, 1923 to 1935.

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'Peter Pan will win it, Peter Pan will win it!' 

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Nellie Stewart (1858-1931) is arguably the most popular Australian actress of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  

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Console radios were the largest and most expensive model available, often occupying prime position in the best room of the house.

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The oldest radiogram held in the NFSA collection, combining both a radio and a gramophone in one console.

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'Peter Pan will win it, Peter Pan will win it!' 

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Though most radio clubs were established by the broadcasters, Fox Studios had its own organisation, the ‘Fox Movietone Radio Club' (renamed ‘Fox-Hoyts’).

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In this broadcast 2UE announcer Si Meredith describes the enthusiastic reception that awaited aviator Charles Kingsford Smith at Mascot Aerodrome, where he was forced to mak

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Strehlow project footage