Recorded on Tuesday 4 June 2019 in the Hallstrom Theatre as part of the Australian Museum's Lunchtime Conversation Series.

Dr Terence Percival AM Lunchtime Conversation

Kim McKay and Dr Terry Percival in conversation.

Image: Nick Langley
© Australian Museum

Dr Terry Percival AM, a key member of the visionary CSIRO WLAN team who invented high speed Wi-Fi in 1992, trained as an electrical engineer and began his career in radio-astronomy. As Chief Research Scientist of CSIRO’s Telecommunication Division, he led the creation of new tele-health, distance education and media production applications for next generation broadband networks. Dr Percival’s contribution has been recognised with numerous local and international awards including the prestigious 2012 European Inventors Award.

2019 Lunchtime Conversation Series: Australians Shaping the Nation.

Australia has been shaped by the remarkable work of many individuals whose achievements have resonated beyond our shores. In this second season of the Australian Museum Lunchtime Conversation Series, drawing on the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition in the Westpac Long Gallery, a stellar selection of distinguished Australians share insights into the inspiration behind their groundbreaking contributions, which have helped define the nation across science, politics, sport and the arts.

Lunchtime Conversation Series: Australians Shaping the Nation is available as a series of six lectures.