|Posted by ann gugler on November 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM|
In the GENERAL section is an article on Canberra's First Radio Station which began service in November 1931. It was the work of AJ Ryan and in the article is reference to George Barlin's role in beginnings of the Canberra's first radio station. It was initially run from Ryan's shop at Kingston and then moved to Molonglo before its final move to Gungahlin. In this article is mention of the Men's Choir which is an almost forgotten choir. Another that is forgotten is Canberra's First Philharmonic Society that began in the mid 1920s and who performed in the Causeway Hall for the first broadcast from the city - not Ryan's by and ABC programme. A history of the Philharmonic Society that was re-established after World War 2 makes not mention of the earlier and first local Philharmonic Society.