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Fisk Memorial

The Fisk Memorial is located at the corner of Stuart and Cleveland streets in Wahroonga. It was unveiled in 1935 by former Prime Minister Billy Hughes and Sir Ernest Fisk to commemorate the first direct wireless message from England to Australia. The message was dispatched from the Marconi wireless station at Carnarvon, Wales, under the direction of Guglielmo Marconi in 1918. It was received by Ernest Fisk in the experimental wireless station he had installed in his residence, Lucania, where the memorial now stands just outside the original property.