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Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

South Stuart Highway | P.O. Box 2130, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
08 8951 8211
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Four-wheeling, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs . Established in... more »
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Regional Victoria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We found this location to be very fascinating. The buildings and what they are constructed of are lovely. The setting was amazing and what is offered for its time was extremely interesting.

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Brisbane
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station provides an interesting overview of the establishment of the Overland telegraph system in Australia that revolutionized communication in Australia. The buildings are very well maintained and the set up gives you a good overview of what life would have been like for those early white pioneers. The site also includes the history of Alice Springs... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved out walk around the site. Very informative. If we had more time we would have biked around the trails.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was fascinating to learn more of the history of the Telegraph Station but sad to learn how so many aboriginal and part aboriginal children had been taken forcibly from their mothers and interred there (supposedly for their own good).

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Bendigo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Easy to get to by road, spacious, well documented throughout and VERY interesting at every building throughout the venue.. Kiosk is well appointed. You can easily spend a half day here.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of the best heritage sites we have visited. All the buildings have been maintained in original condition and the grounds have also been well maintained. A lot of history is explained as you go through all the buildings and out buildings. A must see visit when in Alice Springs

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Lancashire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We hired bikes and rode through the bush to get to the telegraph station. It was well worth it. Along the way we saw dingoes, kangaroos and brightly coloured birds. A very interesting trip.

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hervey bay
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Interesting to ready the history and appreciate the hardships endured by the early engineers to bring communication to S.A. Basically just like any other restored settlement.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very interesting travel back in time, with history of the area if you like history and looking at the way people used to live. Original buildings and equipment to transport you back to that era

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lovely little spot to visit while in Alice and a great 45 min amble along Todd river. Was only because we knew about the place before we arrived that we knew to go. There was nothing in the local tourist information office.

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