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The memorial commemorates the police who were stationed along the Overland Telegraph Line from Adelaide to Darwin.

From 30th September 1987 to 1st January 1988, members of the South Australian and Northern Territory Police Force undertook a camel expedition from Darwin to Adelaide as a joint contribution to Australia's Bicentenary. 


Address:Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, 5700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.473256
Long: 137.746327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:30-September-1987
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1988


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th December, 1987
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Australian Bicentennial Police Overland Camel Expedition

An expedition undertaken by members of the  South Australian & Northern Territory Police Forces

Darwin to Adelaide 

30th September 1987  -  1st January 1988

This joint contribution to the Australian Bicentenary pays tribute to the courage, initiative and endeavour of pioneering Police stationed along the  Overland Telegraph Line

Unveiled by Her Worship the Mayor of Port Augusta Mrs. N. J. Baluch

13th December, 1987

Expedition Leader Constable R. E.Clyne, B.A (Hons) South Australian Police Force

Committee Chairman Assistant Commissioner C.G.Wilson Q.P.M. South Australian Police Force

Mr. D.A.Hunt Q.P.M.  South Australian Police Commissioner 

Mr R McCauley Q.P.M.  Northern Territory Police Commissioner

This plaque was donated by the Commonwealth Bank

Source: MA
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