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Teamster Memorial
Teamster Memorial

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The Teamster Memorial commemorates C.Palmer who died during the construction of the Overland Telegraph line in 1871.

The Overland Telegraph Line was a 3200 kilometre 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, 30 kilometres south of Barrow Creek, Barrow Creek, 0872
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -21.898388
Long: 133.576565
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Front Inscription

Buried in this vicinty

C Palmer - Teamster

Died August 1871 while serving with a survey party during the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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