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OTVA Newsletter December 2022

05 Dec 22
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter September 2022

06 Sep 22
Greg Martyn
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1871 – Australia’s first international telecommunications connection

20 Aug 22
Greg Martyn
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1871, 1872 – Australia’s first overseas telegraph connection

November 1871 saw the first telegraph cable connecting to Australia in Darwin from Banjoewangi in Java.
On the 22nd August 1872 the Overland Telegraph was connected from Adelaide to Darwin completing the telegraph project by Sir Charles Todd.

Here are a few stories from the OTVA collection to aid the Sesqui-Centenary celebrations on 22nd August 2022, the 150th anniversary of the connection between Adelaide and the outside world through Darwin and Java all the way to England.

OTC celebrated the Centenary of the Cables in 1971 with at least 2 publications

First Australia-England Telegraph Cable

Report by Mr C Hockin Banjoewangi-Darwin Cable

The Overseas Telecommunications Veterans count their time from this first cable landing on the mainland of Australia connecting Australia with the world.

This is our, and other telecommunications professionals heritage, hence there have been many stories over the years in our OTVA Veterans’ Newsletters about this and subsequent telecommunications ventures in Australia and the World. Our members continue the fine tradition of providing new and maintaining Communications systems today.

The OTVA Newsletter has run many stories over the years since 1972 about the Overland Telegraph Cable and the first Cable from Java to Darwin. Here are a few of the recent newsletters that have been following the Sesqui-Centenary anniversary.

There is more about the sesqui-centenary in the September 2022 Newsletter, but that’s not published as yet. Stay tuned…

 

 

OTVA Newsletter June 2022

05 Jun 22
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter March 2022

15 Mar 22
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter December 2021

02 Dec 21
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter Sept 2021 – OTC 75th Anniversary

27 Aug 21
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter June 2021

26 May 21
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Newsletter March 2021

02 Mar 21
Greg Martyn
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Audio Newsletter OTVA March 2021

02 Mar 21
Greg Martyn
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OTVA Audio Newsletter of March 2021

As our members age, some may be having trouble reading the email newsletter on their computer or phone. Please listen to this computer generated version of our latest Newsletter and let us know your thoughts. We appreciate your comments.

Play the audio

[Link: Audio Newsletter for March 2021 (mp4)]

Note: This issue the audio file is an audio mp4 file, which is much smaller than last quarter’s audio edition. It also uses a woman’s voice which may be more pleasant to listen to. The download is only 14 Mb this time. Please be patient (who ever wanted to wait for a computer!). I expect the file (which is an mp4 file) will open an audio player in a new browser window on your computer or phone. Playing this file will be about 70 minutes.

Audio Newsletter – Trial finishes.

This is the third audio edition of our quarterly newsletter.
The trial of an audible version of the newsletter will finish with this issue, unless there is a strong response from members.
If you use the Audio Edition and would like to see it continued, please be sure to contact Peter or Greg in the usual way.

Alternative ways of listening to the Newsletter are:

  • Have a relative, friend or neighbour read it to you
  • Open the December 2020 pdf newsletter from here [Link OTVA.com]
    • Download it to your computer, so you can open it in your PDF reader app
    • Look for the Read Aloud option:
      • Edge browser, Windows 10, Read aloud
      • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC it’s under View, Read Out Loud
      • Foxit Reader it’s under View, Read

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