Evolution of Telephone Networks in Australia

Dad Jokes, Humour


After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, Melbourne scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Victorians, in the weeks that followed, a Sydney archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the Sydney Morning Herald read: “New South Wales archaeologists, finding traces of 130-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 30 years earlier than the Victorians”….

One week later, the Courier Mail in Brisbane, Queensland, reported the following:”After digging as deep as 30 feet in his pasture near Beenleigh, Queensland, John Brown, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely bugger all. John has therefore concluded that 130 years ago, Queensland had already gone wireless.

Just makes you proud to be a Queenslander!