G A Taylor: The Wireless Messiah and Very Naughty Boy  
Wednesday 06 October 2021, 19:15 - 22:00
     

For the next gathering of The St George Amateur Radio Society, Roger Harrison is giving us his long awaited presentation "G A Taylor: The Wireless Messiah and Very Naughty Boy", presumably with his usual wit and charm for which Roger is well know.

G A Taylor: The Wireless Messiah and Very Naughty Boy

George Augustine Taylor is known for being the founder of what is today the Wireless Institute of Australia. He organised and chaired the meeting in 1910 that started it all.

Only months before that, he was the first man to fly a heavier than air craft in Australia, on 5 December 1909 at Narrabeen, having established the Aerial League of Australia earlier that year. In the early-1900s, George Taylor "saw the future" in aviation and the new wireless technology. He was the right guy, in the right place, at the right time, with the vision, the connections and "the push".

He became the "wireless messiah", promoting the nascent broadcasting industry. However, George Taylor came to that position from a very different direction. Unable to get work as an architect in the mid-late 1890s, he exploited his latent talent as an artist, producing cartoons for The Bulletin, the Melbourne Punch and The Worker, a union newspaper. He befriended well-known artists, writers, journalists and poets, and they formed The Dawn and Dusk Club - an excuse for the Bohemians of Sydney to get together, eat drink and make merry! He was a very naughty boy. Better yet, he wrote a tell-all book about it !

October's presentation will begin at 7.30pm, Wednesday evening 6th October 2021, on your computer or smart device screen. To join the on line gathering, use a web browser (preferably Google Chrome) and copy the following link;

meet.google.com/dgw-zdii-caj  

Only if prompted, enter your name & callsign, otherwise just click "Ask to Join". Help on how to join can be found at: http://www.sgars.org/index.php/meetings

If the browser / computer asks for permission to use your camera and microphone please "allow" this if you want to participate in the meeting and have others be able to see and hear you, or, join by phone (for audio only): Dial 02 3 8594 6401  - when prompted, enter the following PIN followed by the "#" key on your phone: ?783 238 217?#

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