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Ernest Thomas Fisk

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Sir Ernest Thomas Fisk M.I.E.E. (1886-1965)

1886 Born Sunbury-on-Thames.

Educated at Sunbury-on-Thames, at a United Kingdom College and Sydney University.

1905 Started working for the Marconi Company in England

Trained and worked in all branches of wireless engineering and operation in England, America and other countries.

1909 Special mission to Arctic ice-fields to demonstrate value of wireless equipment

1910 Special mission to Australia to demonstrate value of wireless equipment

1913 Appointed General Manager Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), Ltd.

1917-44 Managing Director, Amalgamated Wireless (Australia)

1918 Received the first direct England-Australia wireless message

Established design and manufacture of wireless apparatus in Australia.

1922 Negotiated agreement under which Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd. took over all Government Wireless Services in Australia and the Australian Government became the largest shareholder in the Company.

1924 Connected with the first broadcast of the human voice from England to Australia

1939-41 Director of Economic Co-ordination, Commonwealth Government, also Secretary to Economic Cabinet and Chairman Seaborne Trade Committee.

1945 Became Managing Director, E.M.I. Ltd.

1953 Director of various Companies associated with S. Smith and Sons (England) Ltd.

1965 Died in Australia[1]

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  1. National probate calendar