The Singing Line by Alice Thomson
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ISBN
9780099272823
Date Released
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Paperback
Pages
292
Dimensions
129 x 196mm

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The Story of the Man Who Strung the Telegraph Across Australia, and the Woman Who Gave her Name to Alice Springs

In 1855 an impoverished young scientist from Greenwich told his guardian that he was off to chance his luck in Australia - as Government Astronomer and Superintendent of Telegraphs for the small colony of South Australia. With him went his young wife Alice - after whom Alice Springs would be named. For Charles Todd was following a dream - the near impossible task of stringing a telegraph wire across one of the last uncrossed colonial wildernesses, and finally connecting Australia with Britain.

In 1997, their great-great-granddaughter, Alice, followed in their footsteps. Her plan was to track the telegraph and her ancestors, from Adelaide over the thousands of miles of desert, outback, swamp and mountain that Charles Todd had crossed in the 1860s with his 400 men.
ISBN:
9780099272823
Publication Date:
02 / 06 / 2000
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
129 x 196mm

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