At the third stroke – Telstra’s clock

From the time the clock was computerised in 1953 until August 1991, more than 1.4 billion calls were made to 1194.  Before the clock was computerised, the time was read live by changing shifts of women every 30 minutes. Their job was to mark off time in 30 second lots, speaking as soon as a light flashed.  To read full article and watch a very interesting video about Telstra's clock, click here.