HISTORY OF THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA (WIA)
On the 11th day of March 1910 a meeting took place at the Hotel Australia, Martin Place, Sydney, of like minded radio experimenters. They formed the very first body to represent the interests of Australian radio experimenters to the Australian Government.
State based organisations followed soon after and a federation with each of the State organisations was later established.
In 2004, a new single organisation, 'The National Wireless Institute of Australia' was formed.
Above:- Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia, S.A. Division Council, 1932. Back row L-R: Robert Bruce, Gordon Ragless, Stevin Wadham, Don Saylor, Bo Williams, Bill Pitchford. Front row L-R: Ossie Richardson, Don Elliott, Laurie Deane. Courtesy of Trove.