HW (Bill) Walker

Henry William (Bill) Walker, Awanui Radio in the 1920s

Henry William Walker

Worked at:

  • Awanui Radio: Assistant Engineer, from 1913 – c1915
  • Military service
  • Awanui Radio: Engineer, until station was dismantled in 1930

Audio interview with Bill Walker recorded c1962

Wireless station in North Auckland: group of the men engaged in building the high power wireless plant at Awanui

Men working on construction of Awanui Wireless Station in 1912. Bill Walker is in the back row, 2nd from right. Click to enlarge.

Back L-R: Stone Fredericks, Bill Marsh, Bill Walker, John McBride, Les Elliston. Front L-R: Norman Rawlings, Dave Craig, Alf Pellow, Tom Ansles

Back L-R: Stone Fredericks, Bill Marsh, Bill Walker, John McBride, Les Elliston. Front L-R: Norman Rawlings, Dave Craig, Alf Pellow, Tom Ansles. Source: Mrs Lesley Goodall: “My mother Isabel Ansles (nee Hansen) wrote ‘Last of the VLA staff Awanui Radio North’ on the photo.” Kaitaia Library collection.