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Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (NZ) Ltd. (AWA); Wellington

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Name: Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (NZ) Ltd. (AWA); Wellington    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: amalgamate
Products: Model types

Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (NZ) Ltd.
Australasia Chambers, Wellington, NZ  (1913- 1930)
101 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, NZ (1921 -     )
45-47 Cuba Street, Wellington, NZ (1928 -        )
Lambton Quay, Wellington, NZ


Distributors of both Australian & locally made AWA products throughout New Zealand.


The early history of AWA in New Zealand parallels Australia with coastal wireless stations being established throughout Australasia for shipping communications.

Australian made AWA broadcast transmission equipment were used in some New Zealand broadcast stations.

Pre-war domestic AWA receivers sold in NZ, such as the Radiolette, were Australian exports.

Some post-war domestic AWA radio receivers were locally made by Allied Industries Limited.

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Kent.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
NZ  62 Radiola AM79 2N374  This is a  version produced in New Zealand, (auckland Wellington)  for the Ne... 
NZ  34 Radiolette C137 78  New Zealand version of the Australian AWA  Radiolette 27. Chassis was exported to New Z... 
NZ  63 Radiola PZ17 2N374  Appears to be a locally made version of the Australian AWA B17Z. Manufactured by Allied... 
NZ  70 Orthofidelity ST95 BC149  Stereo amplifier 
NZ  70 Orthofidelity ST953 BF195  Combination broadcast receiver & stereo amplifier. 
NZ  60 Radiola AZ152 ECH81  5-Band (4 x SW & BC) stereo radiogram with 4-speed changer. Manufactured by Allied ... 
NZ  70 Orthofidelity ST45 BC149  Stereo amplifier. 
NZ  70 Orthofidelity AM3 BF195  Broadcast tuner. 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

AWA New Zealand notice on New Zealand patent rights held for AWA, BGE and Western Electric. NZ Herald Oct 20, 1923, page 3.tbn_nz_awa_nz_herald_oct_20_1923_page_3.jpg
Advert for Australian made Expanse B valves. NZ Truth Aug 26, 1922, Page 4.tbn_nz_awa_nz_truth_aug_26_1922_page_4.jpg