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.
Seven Shillings- Australian Communications Since the Sixties
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