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1957 AWA Radiola 897P

The first Australian transistor radio — limited production began in November 1957 for the Christmas market; mass-marketing began in 1958. (Thanks to HRSA member Mike Melzer for this information.) Photo courtesy Powerhouse Museum.

AWA Radiola 897P

AWA Radiola 897P

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