The Encyclopedia of
Western Australian
Wirelesses and Gramophones

Edited by Richard Rennie

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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.

207 pages
400 illustrations most in colour

Encyclopedia of WA Wirelesses and Gramophones

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