Morse coder, 2012 by Richard Goodwin

image of Morse coder 2012 by Richard Goodwin

Artist's statement

This is Ken Knox, a former post office telegraphist and founding member of the Morsecodians Fraternity of Western Australia. The group conducts a demonstration of the lost era of the telegram each year at the Perth Royal Show where this picture was taken in September 2012.  Mr Knox, 87, joined the Postmaster General’s Department (PMG) in 1941-1942 and worked in post offices applying his morse code skills in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and other locations. He also served as a telegraphist in the air force during World War II.