"The History of the Australian Special Wireless Group, 1939 to 1947", by Robert (Bob) Hartley, AM

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Accession Number MSS2343
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 3 wallets; 6cm
Object type Typescript
Maker Hartley, Robert (Bob) Walter
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made 2015
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Australian Special Wireless Group in the Second World War. Collection consists of a 420 page typescript manuscript titled "The History of the Australian Special Wireless Group, 1939 to 1947" by Robert (Bob) Hartley, AM. The manuscript is written in three parts, with part one covering the establishment of the No 1 Special Wireless Section and their work in the Middle East between 1939 and 1942, including the formation of the Australian Special Wireless Group at Bonegilla in May 1942. Part two continues with the development of the unit between 1943 and 1947, when the 101 Wireless Regiment was raised in Cabarlah. Part 3 contains annexes such as transcripts of war diaries, reports, meeting minutes and extracts from other sources. Also discusses the role of the Australian Women's Army Service in staffing various wireless stations in Australia.