One of our members was seen trying to steal a phone box

 

On Tuesday 11 September 2018, members of the Probus Club of Donvale Hill Inc. visited the Telstra Telecommunications Museum in Burwood Rd, Hawthorn to see a wonderful display of telecommunication equipment including early to modern public and mobile telephones, switchboards, interactive working electro-mechanical and digital switching equipment, and even the original working Speaking Clocks.
The group was very fortunate to have three extremely knowledgeable volunteers explain all about the equipment and in many instances demonstrate how the equipment actually worked.  
One of these volunteers was an ex postal clerk. He amused the group by telling many stories about delivering telegrams and life in the PMG during his younger years.He even showed how telegrams were processed from beginning to end via the Morse code equipment. This was amazing.
Visits such as this reinforce just how much the world has changed in our lifetime and how quickly technology moves on. 
It also had everyone admiring the skills and talents of engineers and trained staff in designing, building and maintaining the massive communication network.

A hidden gem just over the road from the beautiful Hawthorn Town Hall.  
Thanks Ken for organizing such an interesting site visit.