Information System Timeline

Events

Telegraph

1790

The development of the telegraph

Telegraph

1844

The first electric telegraph line was opened, then built by Samuel Morse (Morse code)

Telegraph

1854

Australia’s first telegraph system installed

Telegraph

1861

The telegraph line between Sydney and Brisbane was opened

Telephone

1890

Australia’s first telephone system was installed. If order to speak to someone, you had to have a direct line from their phone to your phone

Telephone

1908

Professor Jahnke and the Oakland Transcontinental Aerial Telephone and Power Company claimed to developed a wireless telephone

Television

1927

First electric television was invented

Internet

1989

Permanent Internet access was first available to universities via AARNet

Radio

1990

First official AM radio station in Australia began broadcasting

Internet

1990

Radio experts came up with the original version of Wi-Fi