The Gallery contains images relevant to the Overland Telegraph, sourced from public and private collections. Viewing the collection creates a feel
for the geography, the work, and the individuals who built and used the Overland Telegraph. The collection will grow as the year progresses and
new contributions are made. We welcome images, both contemporary to the Line and current to activities in 2022. If you wish to add to the
collection, please contact us.
Photo credit: John Britton
Images may show Aboriginal people who have died, which may cause
sadness and distress to their relatives. Care and discretion should be used.
Text and illustrations from earlier eras reflect the attitudes of the times
and might cause offence in today's society.
The origin of each image is noted. Images should only be used in
accordance with the permissions granted by the origin institution or
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An initiative to coordinate commemoration activities for the 150th anniversary of
the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line linking Australia to the global
A cooperative enterprise by associations and individuals interested in the Overland Telegraph across Australia