Communication Development

Events

Oldest known Indigenous Australian rock art in Northern Territory

Approx. 26000 BC

Oldest known Indigenous Australian rock art in Northern Territory

The Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing

3000 BC

The Egyptians develop hieroglyphic writing

The first recorded use of homing pigeons, used to send messages to the Athenians, announcing the winner of the Olympic Games

776 BC

The first recorded use of homing pigeons, used to send messages to the Athenians, announcing the winner of the Olympic Games

Papyrus rolls made of dried reeds, the precursor to modern paper, are used

500 BC

Papyrus rolls made of dried reeds, the precursor to modern paper, are used

Paper as we know it is invented in China

105 BC

Paper as we know it is invented in China

The first records indicating Roman Emperor, Tiberius used mirrors to send messages

37 BC

The first records indicating Roman Emperor, Tiberius used mirrors to send messages

Movable type printing (made of clay) is invented in China

1041 AD

Movable type printing (made of clay) is invented in China

Johannes Gutenberg invents a printing press with movable metal type

1455 AD

Johannes Gutenberg invents a printing press with movable metal type

Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line utilising Morse code

1843

Samuel Morse invents the first long distance electric telegraph line utilising Morse code

Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone

1876

Alexander Graham Bell patents the electric telephone

Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland - the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean

1901

Guglielmo Marconi transmits radio signals from Cornwall to Newfoundland - the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean

The first radios with tuners become available allowing listeners to tune into different stations

1916

The first radios with tuners become available allowing listeners to tune into different stations

Television broadcasting begins in England

1927

Television broadcasting begins in England

Computers are first sold commercially

1951

Computers are first sold commercially

Launch of A Intelsat II, first satellite link between Australia and overseas

1966

Launch of A Intelsat II, first satellite link between Australia and overseas

Xerox invents the Telecopier - the first successful fax machine

1966

Xerox invents the Telecopier - the first successful fax machine

The first mobile phone communication network starts in Japan

1979

The first mobile phone communication network starts in Japan

The first fibre-optic cable across the English Channel begins service

1986

The first fibre-optic cable across the English Channel begins service

American government releases control of internet and WWW is born - making communication travel at light speed

1994

American government releases control of internet and WWW is born - making communication travel at light speed

Australia launches a program to install optic fibre nationwide

2009

Australia launches a program to install optic fibre nationwide