Northern Advocate, 17 December 1917, p 2
Mr L.W. Bourke, who has been telegraphic officer in charge of the Awanui Wireless Station since its inception, is relinquishing that position to take superintendence of the telegraphic department in Napier. He will succeeded at Awanui by Mr J.L. Davies (transferred on promotion), who has been officer in charge of the Awarua Wireless Station.