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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the School of the Air and acknowledges the contribution made by isolated families to the development of the Northern Territory. 

The first School of the Air lessons were officially send from the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs on 8 June 1951. The service celebrated the 50th jubilee on 9 May 2001.


Address:80 Head Street, School of the Air, Alice Springs, 0870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.678663
Long: 133.866031
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Actual Event STart Date:08-June-1951
Actual Event End Date:08-June-2001


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 9th May, 2001
Front Inscription

The Northern Territory Government
The Alice Springs School Of The Air
        On Its 50th Birthday.

Acknowledging The Outstanding
Contribution Our Isolated Families Have
Made To The Development Of The Territory

The Hon. Chris Lugg MLA
Minister for Education

Source: MA
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