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- States and start-ups: establishing public competitors in Australian communications
- Given, Jock
- This paper will explore and contrast three earlier State-owned or supported communications enterprises: the Pacific Cable opened in 1902; Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA), which launched international wireless telegraphy services in 1927; and AUSSAT, the domestic satellite system established in 1985. The Pacific Cable and AWA provided new connections between Australians and the world; AUSSAT connected Australians to each other and eventually to New Zealanders and some Pacific Islanders. Each enterprise was a partnership.
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- Conference paper
- Paper presented at the Australian Media Traditions Conference: Internationalising Media History: From Australia to the World, Sydney, Australia, 23-25 November 2009
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- Australia; Communications; Media ownership; Partnerships
- Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney
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- Copyright © 2009.