OBSERVATION CENTRE
FOR RADIO SECURITY ORGANISATION
PERTH, WA
DURING WW2

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During WW2 the Director General of Posts and Telegraphs made available Observation Centres across Australia for the monitoring of various frequency bands. These Observation Centre were fully manned by the Post Office with qualified Radio Operators who carried out radio surveillance work. These qualified radio operators formed what was known as the 1 Australian Discrimination Unit.

Lindsay Peet advised me that in the early years of WWII (from 1939 to about 1941/42) the Perth Observation Centre was located in the Government Astronomerís residence at the top of Havelock Street, West Perth. The building is now the Headquarters of the National Trust of Australia (WA). Back in the 1990s Lindsay Peet did a brief inspection of the site with a Mr Doig who was one of the PMG operators there.

Observations Centres for the Radio Security Organisation were located in the following locations:-

 

Can anyone tell me more about the Perth Observation Centre?

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to that Stuart Brown and Lindsay Peet for their assistance with this web page.

 

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