Radio National’s Conversations With Richard Fiedler Construction of Australia's Overland Telegraph Line in 1872 was as significant as the arrival of the internet. It was the most important infrastructure project of the 19th century, but the story remains largely untold. Richard Fiedler interviews author and OT-150 Committee member Derek Pugh about the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line
7NEWS Adelaide at 6pm 150 years ago, a work gang, under the direction of the legendary Charles Todd, was hacking its way north in a bid to complete the Adelaide to Darwin telegraph line. Now, with the state's History Festival approaching, we're being urged to embrace the story of one of Australia’s engineering marvels and the man behind it.
The Australian: Revolution That Started a Conversation James and Mark Todd, great great grandsons of Sir Charles Todd, the architect of the Overland Telegraph Line visit the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Museum. They reflect on the importance of the Overland Line at the time is was bulit in the late 1870’s and also its meaning to modern day Australia.
R.M. Williams Outback: Magazine: GREAT CONNECTION It’s 150 years since the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line which connected the north and south of the country, and then Australia to the rest of the world. A challenging feat, one that changed Australia. STORY KERRY SHARP
A Radio National Science Show special program A wire around the world; how something that preceded the internet almost 150 years ago changed Australia completely. “With me is Julian Todd. Would you please introduce yourself and say what you have to do with Sir Charles Todd, the father of the wire around the world.” Robyn Williams
Twenty to the Mile teaser video by Exposure Productions Construction of Australia's Overland Telegraph Line in 1872 was as significant as the arrival of the internet. It was the most important infrastructure project of the 19th century, but the story remains largely untold.
$1.10 Overland Telegraph The stamp takes a graphic approach to depict various elements relevant to the Overland Telegraph project. There’s a Morse code key, which represents the fact that the telegraph messages were sent and received through the electrical wire by Morse code, which is a series of sounded dots and dashes. These had to be received by Morse code at each station, carefully written down, then sent in Morse code to the next station. Although widespread by the 1870s, this was relatively recent technology. The electric telegraph was invented in 1837 and International Morse Code only adopted in 1865. The map depicts the route followed by the Overland Telegraph and the Morse c
150th anniversary of Australian Overland Telegraph Line - $1 Uncirculated Coin 2022 Life in Australia changed forever when Sir Charles Todd’s Overland Telegraph Line opened. An extraordinary engineering feat, the line stretched 2,839 km from Port Augusta to Darwin through the dry Australian outback, on 36,000 poles. This 2022 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorates the 1872 opening of the line and Australia’s historic telegraphic connection with the rest of the world. Royal Australia Mint. MEDIA RELEASE
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The Adelaide Advertiser 18 July 2022 A brief description of the Overalnd Telegraph story followed by details of the upcoming OT-150 Sysmposium in Adelaide.
Overland Telegraph 150th Anniversary 1872-2022
R.M. Williams Outback: Magazine: GREAT CONNECTION Telegram that changed Australia turns 150 Described as the internet of the 19th-century, it's 150 years ago this month since the telegraph line linked Australia to the outside world. A Morse Code message bearing the words "Advance Australia" heralded the completion of the monumental task on November 20, 1871.The massive submarine cable that would eventually connect the colony with Britain was dragged ashore at Darwin by hundreds of workers 12 days earlier…..
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Institute of Engineering and Technology (International) An article about the construction of the Overland Telegraph printed in the Journal of the international Institute of Engineering and Technology. It was authored by Charles Todd’s great grandson, Stephen Gillam-Smith in London.
South Australian Legislative Council - Motion to recognise the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the O.T. Line 1. Recognises 15 November 2022 as the 150th anniversary of the state celebration of the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line; 2. Acknowledges the important social, technological and economic contribution the creator of the Overland Telegraph Line, Sir Charles Todd and his team, have made connecting South Australia to the rest of the world through the creation of the Overland Telegraph Line; 3. Acknowledges that there is an important First Nations story to be told that will better enrich our understanding of the significant part of Australia's history; and 4. Recognises our great state's pioneering history in bold investments, from the Overland Telegraph Line, the world's first big battery, to our future green hydrogen industry. Followed by highlights of the Overland Telgraph Line story
R.M. Williams Outback: Magazine: GREAT CONNECTION On August 22, 1872, new 3,000 km of new cable strung between 36,000 polls crossing Australia's desolate interior, leading technician John Patterson fused the cable ends on the last poll at Frew Ponds 660 kilometres South of Darwin., then smashed a whiskey bottle at its base to toast the completion of the Adelaide to Darwin Overland Telegraph Line. At the same site of 21st2 August this year, 15-year-Old Harry PUGH re-enacted the triumphant gesture, smashing a bottle full of tea to mark the 150 years since this nation building engineering feat conceived and overseen by SA postmaster- general and superintendant of telegraphs, Charles Todd….
Radio National’s Conversations With Richard Fiedler Construction of Australia's Overland Telegraph Line in 1872 was as significant as the arrival of the internet. It was the most important infrastructure project of the 19th century, but the story remains largely untold. Richard Fiedler interviews author and OT-150 Committee member Derek Pugh about the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line
7NEWS Adelaide at 6pm 150 years ago, a work gang, under the direction of the legendary Charles Todd, was hacking its way north in a bid to complete the Adelaide to Darwin telegraph line. Now, with the state's History Festival approaching, we're being urged to embrace the story of one of Australia’s engineering marvels and the man behind it.
The Australian: Revolution That Started a Conversation James and Mark Todd, great great grandsons of Sir Charles Todd, the architect of the Overland Telegraph Line visit the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Museum. They reflect on the importance of the Overland Line at the time is was bulit in the late 1870’s and also its meaning to modern day Australia.
R.M. Williams Outback: Magazine: Great Connection It’s 150 years since the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line which connected the north and south of the country, and then Australia to the rest of the world. A challenging feat, one that changed Australia. STORY KERRY SHARP
A Radio National Science Show special program A wire around the world; how something that preceded the internet almost 150 years ago changed Australia completely. “With me is Julian Todd. Would you please introduce yourself and say what you have to do with Sir Charles Todd, the father of the wire around the world.” Robyn Williams
Twenty to the Mile video by Exposure Productions Construction of Australia's Overland Telegraph Line in 1872 was as significant as the arrival of the internet. It was the most important infrastructure project of the 19th century, but the story remains largely untold.
150th anniversary of Australian Overland Telegraph Line - $1 Uncirculated Coin 2022 Life in Australia changed forever when Sir Charles Todd’s Overland Telegraph Line opened. An extraordinary engineering feat, the line stretched 2,839 km from Port Augusta to Darwin through the dry Australian outback, on 36,000 poles. This 2022 $1 Uncirculated Coin commemorates the 1872 opening of the line and Australia’s historic telegraphic connection with the rest of the world.
Institute of Engineering and Technology (International) An article about the construction of the Overland Telegraph printed in the Journal of the international Institute of Engineering and Technology. It was authored by Charles Todd’s great grandson, Stephen Gillam-Smith in London.
R.M. Williams Outback: Magazine: GREAT CONNECTION On August 22, 1872, new 3,000 km of new cable strung between 36,000 polls crossing Australia's desolate interior, leading technician John Patterson fused the cable ends on the last poll at Frew Ponds 660 kilometres South of Darwin., then smashed a whiskey bottle at its base to toast the completion of the Adelaide to Darwin Overland Telegraph Line. At the same site of 21st2 August this year, 15-year-Old Harry PUGH re-enacted the triumphant gesture, smashing a bottle full of tea to mark the 150 years since this nation building engineering feat conceived and overseen by SA postmaster-general and superintendant of telegraphs, Charles Todd….
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Overland Telegraph 150th Anniversary 1872-2022