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1.	Charles Todd: Biographical Errors 	Two common errors in Todd’s biographical details 	Richard Venus, 8 December 2021 3.	The First & Last Poles 	Dates and locations of the first and last poles and other key events in the construction 	Richard Venus, 31 January 2022 5.	“The Overland Telegraph” 	Transcript of a public lecture given by Sir Charles Todd in 1873 	Richard Venus, 8 December 2021 7.	The Building Process 	Overview of the OTL logistics and construction 	Andrew Crouch, 23 January 2022 9.	How Did the Telegraph Work? 	Simple descriptions of basic telegraph circuits and the use of Morse Code 	Richard Venus, 23 January 2022 2.	Line Route & Key Locations 	Map showing Overland Telegraph Line route and key locations Richard Venus, 27 March 2022 4.	The Joining of the Wires 	Detailed analysis of where and at what time the wires were joined Andrew Crouch, 4 February 2022 6.	Recriminations! 	Problems created by Robert Patterson’s injudicious remarks 	Andrew Crouch, 31 December 2021 8.	A Family Connection in Adelaide 	Personal memoir from a Todd descendant 	Susie Herzberg, 21 January 2022 10.	Open for Business 	How & when various sections of the Line went into service 	Richard Venus, 23 January 2022 FEATURED  A Family Connection in Adelaide             (telegram no. 8) Hundreds of people were involved in the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line (OTL) and now, 150 years later, thousands of their descendants will, we hope, look back with pride at their achievements. Charles and Alice Todd’s great-great-granddaughter, Susie Herzberg, provides this reflection.  Picture: Tea Party at the West Terrace Observatory. Standing: Prof William Bragg, Gwendoline Todd; seated: Charles Todd, Charlotte Elizabeth (Lizzie) Todd and Alice Todd; sitting front: Maude Todd and Lorna Todd Stephen Gillam-Smith collection
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11.	Casualties 	Building the Overland Telegraph was difficult and dangerous and took its toll on the workers as these first-hand accounts reveal 	Andrew Crouch, 25 January 2022 12.	John Ross's Expeditions 	Analysis of his diary gives an insight into Ross's attempts to find a path through the MacDonnell Ranges 	Andrew Crouch, 28 January 2022 Richard Venus, 27 March 2022 Telegrams
Overland Telegraph 150th Anniversary 1872-2022 13.	A Walk with Charles Todd 	A guided walk through Adelaide in Todd’s footsteps 	Richard Venus, 15 May 2022 14.	Carl Kraegen’s Story 	The  man who should have been the first Telegraph Master at Alice Springs Dr Ted Kraegen, 18 July 2022 15.	Stuart, Todd, and the Overland Telegraph 	How John McDouall Stuart's explorations laid the foundations for the Line Richard Venus, 8 August 2022
Telegrams FEATURED  A Family Connection in Adelaide             (telegram no. 8) Hundreds of people were involved in the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line (OTL) and now, 150 years later, thousands of their descendants will, we hope, look back with pride at their achievements. Charles and Alice Todd’s great-great-granddaughter, Susie Herzberg, provides this reflection.  Picture: Tea Party at the West Terrace Observatory. Standing: Prof William Bragg, Gwendoline Todd; seated: Charles Todd, Charlotte Elizabeth (Lizzie) Todd and Alice Todd; sitting front: Maude Todd and Lorna Todd Stephen Gillam-Smith collection

Index

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8.	A Family Connection  	Personal memoir from a Todd descendant in Adelaide 	Susie Herzberg, 21 January 2022 1.	Charles Todd: Biographical Errors 	Two common errors in Todd’s biographical details 	Richard Venus, 8 December 2021 2.	Line Route & Key Locations 	Map showing OTL route and key locations 	Richard Venus, 27 March 2022 3.	The First & Last Poles 	Dates and locations of the 1st/last poles and other construction events 	Richard Venus, 31 January 2022 5.	“The Overland Telegraph” 	Transcript of a public lecture given by Sir Charles Todd in 1873 	Richard Venus, 8 December 2021 7.	The Building Process 	Overview of the OTL logistics and construction 	Andrew Crouch, 23 January 2022 9.	How Did the Telegraph Work? 	Simple descriptions of telegraph circuits and the use of Morse Code 	Richard Venus, 23 January 2022 6.	Recriminations! 	Problems created by Robert Patterson’s injudicious remarks 	Andrew Crouch, 31 December 2021 10.	Open for Business 	How & when various sections of the Line went into service 	Richard Venus, 23 January 2022 4.	The Joining of the Wires 	Detailed analysis of where and at what time the wires were joined Andrew Crouch, 4 February 2022 11.	Casualties 	Building the OT was dangerous for the workers as these accounts reveal 	Andrew Crouch, 25 January 2022 12.	John Ross's Expeditions 	His diary gives an insight into find a path through the MacDonnell Ranges 	Andrew Crouch, 28 January 2022
Overland Telegraph 150th Anniversary 1872-2022 13.	A Walk with Charles Todd 	A guided walk through Adelaidein Todd’s footsteps 	Richard Venus, 15 May 2022 14.	Carl Kraegen’s Story 	Should have been the first Telegraph Master at Alice Springs Dr Ted Kraegen, 18 July 2022 15.	Stuart, Todd, and the Overland Telegraph 	How John McDouall Stuart's explorations laid the foundations for the Line Richard Venus, 8 August 2022