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SHP2088 – Henry Jamieson outside his shop at 149 Union Road

Henry Jamieson was a familiar persona in Union Road and around the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre for decades. Henry lived all his life within 3 kilometres of his radio shop. Son of Catherine and ‘Mick’ Jamieson, Henry was born in 1927 in View Street and was educated at Box Hill Grammar School.

His father died when he was young and Henry took a job as a technical assistant with the Commonwealth Film Unit. Film was a life-long interest and he became a longstanding member of CATHS (Cinema and Theatre Historical Society of Victoria). Henry also had a profound love of music – reflected in his work and hobbies.

He joined Adrian Knowles, who had started the radio shop at 149 Union Road in the 1940s, and trained at RMIT as a radio tradesman. In time Henry took over the business. When 3MBS established in Kew, Henry was an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer. For some years Henry and a co-producer presented the Saturday evening programme Bach to Bernstein; later his distinctive voice could be heard in the early morning time slot, Daybreak. Henry died in 2011.

Photographer – Ken T Hall


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