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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.
|Address:||Stuart Highway, 30km S Barrow Creek, Barrow Creek, 0872|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -21.795556|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
BURIED IN THIS VICINITY
C PALMER - TEAMSTER
DIED AUGUST 1871
WHILE SERVING WITH A SURVEY PARTY
DURING THE CONSTRUCTION
THE OVERLAND TELEGRAPH LINE