Overland Telegraph MemorialPrint Page
Memorial commemorates the centenary of the overseas cable to Java in 1871, and the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin in 1872, and the first message between London and Adelaide.
The Overland Telegraph line linked up with a submarine telegraph cable laid between Darwin and Java on 21st October 1872, which was connected with the extensive British telegraph network, so providing Australia with its first telecommunications link with the rest of the world.
|Address:||The Esplanade, Liberty Square, Darwin, 0800|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -12.467222|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||20-November-1871|
|Actual Event End Date:||22-October-1872|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 30th October, 1972|
Commemorates The Centenary Of
The Laying Of The Overseas Cable To Java
On 20th November, 1871.
The Completion Of The Overland Telegraph Line
Between Adelaide and Darwin
On 22nd August, 1872.
And The First Message Between London And Adelaide
On 22nd October, 1872.
Mr. P.G. Spillett,
President, N.T. Historical Society
On 30th October, 1972.