Andrew Barr has let it be known that Telstra are showing off their historical collection:
An exhibition showcasing a range of rare and interesting telecommunications items is now open at Telstra Tower.
This morning I joined Telstra chief executive officer David Thodey to officially open the Heritage Telstra Centenary Exhibition at Telstra Tower.
As part of Canberra’s centenary celebrations, Telstra is showcasing items from its Heritage Collection to the public at the tower throughout 2013.
Accumulated over more than 50 years, it contains items developed and used across Australia as part of the Postmaster-General’s (PMG) Department, Australian Overseas Telecommunications Corporations (AOTC), Telecom and Telstra.
The display includes devices that played a role in important moments in Australian history. This includes the microphones used to announce Australia’s declaration of war at the beginning of World War II, and to officially open Parliament House in 1927. Also on display are a scrambler phone used by former Prime Minister Robert Menzies and the home phone of another former Prime Minister Billy Hughes.