JU (Jack) Bonisch

Jack Bonisch in the Chatham Islands, 1944

Jack Bonisch, Chatham Islands, 1944

John Usher Bonisch

Born: 25 Nov 1909
Died: 10 Apr 1965

Worked at:1

  • Westport Post Office: Messenger, from 1926
  • Westport Post Office: Postman, from 1927
  • Westport Telegraph Office, Cadet, from 1928
  • Taihape Telegraph Office, Cadet, from 1930
  • Te Awamutu Telegraph Office, Cadet, from 1932
  • Te Awamutu Telegraph Office, Telegraphist, from 1932
  • Mangapehi Post Office: Postmaster, from 1933
  • Mokauiti Post Office: Postmaster, 1934-1937
  • Wellington Radio: Telegraphist, from 21 Jul 1937
  • Awarua Radio: Telegraphist, from 30 Jan 1939
  • Awarua Radio: Senior Telegraphist, from 1939
  • Chatham Islands Radio: Superintendent, from 14 November 1944
  • Invercargill: Radio Inspector, 1951 – 22 May 1955
  • Awarua Radio: Senior Supervisor, from 23 May 1955
  • Auckland Radio: Superintendent, 30 Sep 1956 – 31 Mar 1958
  • Awarua Radio: Superintendent, 1 Apr 1958 – 10 Apr 1965 (deceased)
Telegraphists Jack Bonisch, Ken Tweeddale and Henry Louis Seebeck. Probably photographed at Wellington c1939

Telegraphists Jack Bonisch, Ken Tweeddale and Henry Louis Seebeck. Probably photographed at Wellington c1939 as all three men were there at the time. Courtesy Alex Glennie

1 Glennie, A. (2016). A scrapbook of history: Awarua Radio ZLB, (p 124), Awarua, New Zealand: Awarua Communications Museum.