Australian Telephone History

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; Steveo, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely bugger all. He has therefore concluded that 130 years ago Queensland had already gone wireless.”

 Just makes you proud to be a Queenslander!