150th Anniversary of the Overland Telegraph Line

Mayor and CEO at Sir Charles Todd Memorial

On Monday, Mayor Tony Jack and CEO Marc Gardner attended a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Overland Telegraph Line held at the Sir Charles Todd Memorial at Frew Ponds.

Completed in 1872, the Overland Telegraph Line ran from Darwin all the way down to Adelaide (through the Roper Gulf region) and connected Australia with the rest of the world. It was at this location in Frew Ponds, 150 years ago, that the lines coming from the north and the south were connected and the Overland Telegraph Line completed.

Congratulations to everyone involved in celebrating this significant occasion in Australian history!

Media Contact:

Bethany O’SULLIVAN | Communications Coordinator | (08) 8972 9024 | bethany.osullivan@ropergulf.nt.gov.au