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Teamster Memorial
Teamster Memorial

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The Teamster Memorial commemorates C.Palmer who died during the construction of the Overland Telegraph line in 1871.

The Australian Overland Telegraph Line was a 3200 km telegraph line that connected Darwin with Port Augusta in South Australia. Completed in 1872 the Overland Telegraph Line allowed fast communication between Australia and the rest of the world. An additional section was added in 1877 with the completion of the Western Australian section of the line. It was one of the great engineering feats of 19th century Australia and probably the most significant milestone in Australia's telegraphic history.

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, 30km S Barrow Creek, Barrow Creek, 0872
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.795556
Long: 133.672222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Front Inscription

       BURIED IN THIS VICINITY
       C PALMER - TEAMSTER
          DIED AUGUST 1871
WHILE SERVING WITH A SURVEY PARTY
   DURING THE CONSTRUCTION
                       OF
THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH LINE

Source: MA
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