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Maxwell Howden interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2239852
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Howden, Maxwell, 1899-1980, Interviewee
 
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Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1972 Apr. 4 
1 sound tape reel : 1 7/8 ips., mono. ; 5 in. 
Series

Mel Pratt collection.

Summary

Maxwell Howden, radio researcher, speaks of his association with radio in Australia; the Wireless Institute; trans-Pacific tests; Ross Hull; two-way wireless link between Australia and America and between England and Australia; the beginning of overseas radio telephony from Australia; crystal controlled transmitters; Harry Cowper; Wally Coxon; Mr Traeger; the Flying Doctor Service and radio; use of typewriters in radio.

Biography/History

Maxwell Howden was born at Brighton Beach, Victoria, in 1899, and was one of the pioneers of radio research in Australia.

Notes

Recorded at his home in Canterbury, Vic.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-214842600

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary and transcript (12 p.) available. 
Subjects Howden, Maxwell, 1899-1980 -- Interviews.  |  Radio -- Research.  |  Radio -- Australia -- History.
Other authors/contributors Pratt, Mel, Interviewer

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