Speech by Marchese Guglielmo Marconi
Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Speech made by Guglielmo Marconi on the occasion of the unveiling of the 'Fisk Memorial' at Wahroonga, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 14 December 1935.

Label reads: "78rpm 50Hz; Voice of Marchese Marconi; Originally recorded 26.3.30 at Sydney; manufactured by M.S.S. Recording Co. Ltd., Colnbrook, Bucks., England."
Dates of Creation:
5 minutes 48 seconds
Admin History:
The 'Fisk Memorial' commemorates the first direct wireless message sent from the U.K. to Australia in 1918.
Custodial History:
The recording was incorrectly labelled as dating from 26 March 1930. On this date Marconi relayed through beam wireless from his yacht 'Elettra' in Genoa Harbour a switch that turned on the lights of Sydney Town Hall. On 29 March 1930 he transmitted a speech from the 'Elettra' which was amplified to an audience at Sydney Town Hall and others listening on wireless sets at home.
Copyright in recording expired 1985. Copyright in speech expired 31 December 2007.
Physical Characteristics:
CD-R [copied from 12" instantaneous disc at 78rpm)
Originals Location:
Essex Sound and Video Archive
Existence of Copies:
Screensound (Formerly National Film and Sound Archive), Australia

Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Telecommunications Recording of speech by Guglielmo Marconi, 1935
Personal Names Marchese
Recording of speech by Guglielmo Marconi, 1935
Place Names Australasia, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Recording of speech by Guglielmo Marconi, 1935
Document Types Sound recording Speech by Guglielmo Marconi, 1935