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Outback 2011: Cloncurry: John Flynn Place

An interesting destination in Cloncurry is John Flynn Place which celebrates the founding of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and displays many of the pedal-powered radios that were used to communicate in the Outback from the 1930’s. The one illustrated here is from 1936.

Early radios required a knowledge of morse code to be able to communicate; later, voice-based radio were introduced – still pedal powered.