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The Angle Pole Memorial commemorates all those involved in the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line.

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:Oodnadatta Track , North of Oodnadatta, Oodnadatta, 5734
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.495111
Long: 135.414383
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Front Inscription


One of the greatest achievements in Australia`s telecommunications
history was the Overland Telegraph Line which crossed the 
continent from Adelaide to Darwin. Built between 1870 -1872
the southern portion veered of at this point in a northerly direction 
                 towards Alice Springs
This plaque and monument depicting the angle pole used
extensively in the district, stands in recognition of a great 
achievement won through hardship and endurance 

             Telecom Australia  


Source: MA
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