Duncan Hooper was the first editor of Australian Associated Press. Born in London, Hooper accepted a transfer from Reuters to AAP after a stint as a correspondent in World War II.
Hooper established AAP's national headquarters in Melbourne because of the city's superior communications in the preparation for the 1956 Olympic Games. His passion for communications technology saw AAP develop successful offshoots such as AAP Communications Services and the telephone company AAPT.
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