The Resource Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor

Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor

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Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town
Title
Alice Springs
Title remainder
from singing wire to iconic outback town
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Traynor
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1870 a colonial government, on the brink of collapse, made an audacious move. South Australia's squabbling politicians briefly put aside their differences and took the bold decision to run an iron wire to the middle of nowhere and beyond. Stringing the Overland Telegraph Line across the silent heart of the continent was a momentous event in the country's history. It connected Adelaide to a global network of cables and wire: those travelling up and down the track through central Australia were seldom out of earshot of its hum. Alice Springs was its most important repeater station. Alice Springs: From singing wire to iconic outback town is the result of eight years of meticulous research unravelling the early history of central Australia's first white settlement. It contains information, never previously published, about that little outpost - a significant heritage site - and how an iconic town was born nearby, during a goldrush that made few people rich. It is a tale of the country's heart and some of its most remarkable but little-known characters, and of children torn between two cultures living at the telegraph station after the morse keys stopped clicking in 1932; children under the shadow of the most controversial piece of legislation in Australia's history. Central Australia has a black history. Alice Springs is no longer the small, outback community romanticised in Nevil Shute's novel A Town like Alice. But its people, black and white, are still living on the line
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 364-413) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
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p225861209
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743054499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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