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Jul 14

Honouring Florence Violet McKenzie (Mrs Mac) at NiQ Health

To celebrate 96 years since Florence Violet “Mrs. Mac” McKenzie established the Wireless Shop in Sydney, NiQ Health has decided to honour her ground-breaking work by naming our CarePlus™ wireless receiver ‘Mrs. Mac.’ Florence McKenzie became Australia’s first female electrical engineer, assisted in the creation of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS), and trained over 12,000 servicemen in her signal instruction school to teach Morse code and visual signalling. Mrs. Mac was the first woman to attend the Sydney Technical College, and established her own contracting business in order to be accepted to the college.

In 1922, Mrs. Mac’s Wireless Shop opened in the Sydney Royal Arcade to champion electrical work. Inspired by her dedication and revolutionary efforts in the wireless industry, CEO Andrew Rothon decided to rename the wireless receiver, used in CarePlus™ Wireless and Mobile Staff Duress solutions, the ‘Mrs. Mac.’ “We are excited to honour a woman who pioneered aspects of our wireless industry today,” Mr. Rothon says. From now on, all references to our receiver will be ‘Mrs. Mac.’