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The Encyclopaedia of Western Australian Wirelesses and Gramophones

English | Textbook in general
Author Editor
Rennie, Richard
Publisher ISBN
Papyrus Books, Australia
Melville, W-Australia
10 Curtis Place
Date of issue / Date of first publication Periodicity
1. Edition
1. Edition
Format Pages
DIN A4 Portrait 208
Print Type Type
Textbook in general
Short Description

In the first half of the twentieth century, various companies and individuals manufactured and sold gramophones and wirelesses in Western Australia. Cut off by distance from the rest of Australia, it was necessary for Western Australia to develop its own manufacturing base. Eventually, however, most local companies ceased manufacturing when they found they could not compete with cheaper, mass produced gramophones and wirelesses that came from the eastern states.

The stories and catalogues in this book were largely produced by documenting those Western Australian wirelesses and gramophones that exist in local museums and private collections, and by interviewing, over the past 20 years, many of the people who actually built and/or sold them. (by author)

One of those companies, Mulgaphone in Perth, is introduced here.

Created by: Franz Harder (18.Oct.15) available by: Gary Cowans


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