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A plaque commemorates engineers who built the Stuart Highway and upgraded it over the years.

Once a dirt track that serviced the original Overland Telegraph, the Stuart Highway is now a two lane bitumen highway that links the Southern Ocean to the Timor Sea. The building of the original highway was a feat of endurance and engineering skills. World War Two saw major improvements to the road as soldiers and supplies were transported up its spine to the northern port and military base of Darwin.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, Tropic of Capricorn Marker, 29 kilometres North, Alice Springs, 0870
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.442028
Long: 133.833111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:August-2008
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