Bill Cornish

An Oral History

The area around Natya is part of the Eastern Mallee and consists of gently rolling sandhills, loam flats, with occasional outcroppings of limestone. The larger vegetation was principally Dumosa Mallee, but there was a lot of Hop Bush as well, and a few Mallee Pines.

Father of Radio 3SH

In my spare time I built 3 and 4 valve Radio Sets and had many orders but my problem was in obtaining Cabinets for the Chassis. Having gained a lot of knowledge in the Radio field, Ron Hipwell and I had a lot in common with Radio and as a result in our spare time we built an experimental Radio Station from Radio junk. Ron applied for a Licence and was allotted a call sigh VK 3 KU, Ultima, Victoria.

The equipment was very roughly set out but it worked. We did not have money to buy good equipment. We used to borrow the microphone from the telephone at work.