Wireless Receiver - A.W.A. Radiola
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7 valve (6K7 x 2, 6A8, 6H6, 6F5, 6F6, 80), A.C.-operated superheterodyne circuit. Tuning ranges MW 500-1500kc/s, SW 19-50m
Timber body. Single dial on front face. Small metal mount surrounding tuning display. Several dials on left hand side of radiola. Opens from the top. Inside there are metal transmitters, receivers and sockets + coloured wires.
This particular radio was used by Dr Turnbul on Peel Island, Moreton Bay, during the time he was working at the lazaret. The hospital at Peel Island replaced lazarets on Stradbroke Island and Friday Island, operating from 1907 until it closed in 1959. Oral histories from Peel Island tell of how radios were an important part of everyday life there. Archaeological excavations carried out at Peel Island identified a number of artefacts still present that were associated with radios.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.