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Seven Shillings- Australian Communications Since the Sixties by Jock Given

03.12.2019
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Seven Shillings- Australian Communications Since the Sixties

By Jock Given

As the International Institute of Communications (IIC) was establishing itself in 1969, Australia was shutting down the shortwave wireless transmitters that had revolutionised its communication with the world in the 1920s and '30s; Melbourne newspaper The Age was moving to a ‘Brutalist brown brick building’ at the bottom end of the city; and Rupert Murdoch was buying the London newspaper The Sun. Fifty years later, more communications infrastructure is being shut down, The Age has just moved to smaller, shared, accommodation, and Murdoch has been selling.

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Seven Shillings- Australian Communications Since the Sixties

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IIC 50th Anniversary Book
Jock Given Jock Given Professor of Media and Communications at Swinburne University
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