Farmer & Company Limited, Wireless Broadcasting Department, 1926
First page of a letter written by the news corporation Farmer & Company Limited in Sydney, Australia in July 1926 to Gypsy Smith. The letter relates to Gypsy's evangelical broadcasts on Australian air. Radio bradcasting was still very new in 1926. It is interesting how Australia, a very large and sparsely populated country, made use of wireless communication to reach its citizens from very early on. Radio transmission allowed Gypsy to reach huge audiences, including settlers in the outback and prisoners at Sydney's Long Bay Gaol.
This letter is part of a small archive of objects in connection with Gypsy Smith in the museum's collection. See also a selection of other documents and photographs from the Gypsy Smith archive in the Online Collection.