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The committee examined the delivery of two telegraphic communications systems in use in Australia for sending messages to England—the cable system using overland and undersea cables and beam wireless telegraphy, using radio waves.


Josiah Thomas


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Committee timeline – Sending Messages from Australia to England at a Penny a Word


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Report, together with minutes of proceedings of the committee and minutes of evidenceParliamentary paper number S1/1929
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