Switchboard operator Beryl to the mute generation: secrets aren’t safe

September 30, 2022 — 3.09am September 30, 2022 — 3.09amNormal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text sizeOur phones were forever being hacked.
Faye Paulson at her switchboard at the Dunolly telephone exchange, 1982, one of the last manual exchanges left in Victoria.Credit:The Age Archives
The switchboard operator at the local one-person telephone exchange was the wellspring of knowledge in our little community.
A marriage was headed to the rock..

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