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Radio Corporation, South Melbourne
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Past program

1930s Radio: The World Enters the Australian Home

Sat 16 Sep, 2pm
NGV Australia, Federation Square
Exhibition space
Level 3

The radio entered Australian homes in the 1930s, bringing with it a world of information and entertainment. With a turn of the dial, Australians could access the serious and the distracting, with programs tailored for the family and the individual.

During this time the radio was a buffer between the deprivations of the Depression and an immediate link to the social and political changes in Europe. Discover how a stylish, colourful, affordable and portable domestic item hinted at a progressive and better future.

Speaker
Peter Sheridan AM, author, historian and collector of Art Deco