The planning for the OTL construction included specific Instructions for the team’s relationships with First Nations People. This paper explores the background to these instructions and through examination of diaries and letters of workers on the line, compliance with the Instructions and relations with the peoples through whose lands the OTL was constructed. Finally, the paper examines the impact of the line on First Nations People. Author: Susie Herzberg 10 May 2022
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Instructions to the officers in charge of the Overland Telegraph party sent out by Messrs. Darwent and Dalwood on 19th August, 1970, containing 8 pages of 33 instructions on handling materials and food, supervising workers, contacts with Aboriginals and dealing with government agents.
Thorough reference to expeditioner diaries has enabled an accurate and more complete picture of the difficulties facing the second Northern OTL expedition to be presented, and has exposed some flaws in existing accounts.Author: Andrew Crouch 10 May 2022
The proceedings of the 100 anniversary symposium, sponsored by the Institution of Engineers and The Australian Post Office in 1972. Four papers: Australia & World Communications – 1830-70 The Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line The Overland Telegraph Line Technology The Development of the Australian Telecom- munications Manufacturing Industry since 1870
A detailed exposition of the Port Augusta to Eucla section of the east west telegraph which was the final connection of the inter-colonial network. Contains forensic detail of the track of the line along with relevant contemprary news items. The author has physically traced the line and includes unseen images of local documents, stations, line remnants and the landscape.Author: Gavin Beinke 1 August 2022
An initiative to coordinate commemoration activities for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line linking Australia to the global network
Thoroughreferencetoexpeditionerdiaries hasenabledanaccurateandmorecomplete pictureofthedifficultiesfacingthesecond NorthernOTLexpeditiontobepresented,and has exposed some flaws in existing accounts.Author: Andrew Crouch 10 May 2022.
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TheplanningfortheOTLconstruction includedspecificInstructionsfortheteam’s relationshipswithFirstNationsPeople.This paperexploresthebackgroundtothese instructionsandthroughexaminationof diariesandlettersofworkersontheline, compliancewiththeInstructionsandrelations withthepeoplesthroughwhoselandstheOTL wasconstructed.Finally,thepaperexamines the impact of the line on First Nations People.Author: Susie Herzberg 10 May 2022.
Proceedings-100anniversarysymposium sponsoredbytheInstitutionofEngineers&the Australian Post Office. Four papers: Australia & World Communications – 1830-70 The Construction of the Overland Telegraph The Overland Telegraph Line TechnologyTelecommunications Manufacturing Industry Development since 1870