Papeete Radio (Tahiti)

1912: On 25 January it was reported in New Zealand that “the first wireless station in the South Sea Islands” was on the air, which suggests that it could have begun operation the previous year.

The first wireless telegraph station in the South Sea Islands: the operator at Papeete, Tahiti, receiving a message.

The first wireless telegraph station in the South Sea Islands: the operator at Papeete, Tahiti, receiving a message. Auckland Weekly News, 25 Jan 1912, p14

1915: A radio station erected by the French Government at Haapape, or Mahina, near Venus Point, on the island of Tahiti, was declared open to receive and transmit commercial messages on 28 December. It is not clear whether this is the same station that was pictured in operation in 1911 or 1912.