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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. 

Location

Address:Stuart Highway, Port Augusta, 5700
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.473256
Long: 137.746327
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Actual Event Start Date:30-September-1987
Actual Event End Date:01-January-1988

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th December, 1987
Front Inscription

       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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