History of wireless telegraphy and broadcasting in Australia/Topical/Biographies/Allan Galbraith Hull

Allan Galbraith Hull was a prominent radio journalist and magazine manager in Australia during the late 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He took over editorship of the Wireless Weekly in the late 1920s from his well known brother Ross Amos Hull upon the latter's departure to the United States. He continued in that role throughout the 1930s. However, during that period, Wireless Weekly had evolved from a largely technical publication into primarily a radio programme guide. Filling the absence of technical content in Wireless Weekly, from May 1936, a competitor had arisin in Australasian Radio World. Finally in 1939, Wireless Weekly spun off a new publication Radio and Hobbies to meet the need for technical content and Hull's editorial duties were extended to include this magazine also. Hull was dissatisfied with the amount of his time subsumed in non-technical duties. When Australasian Radio World began to fail at the end of 1939, Hull entered into negotiations with Alfred Earl Read and his business partner. Purchase was successfully completed in early 1940 and Hull commenced as owner, publisher and editor of Australasian Radio World from March 1940.

A summary biography has not yet been prepared however the following resources have been assembled in preparation: