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“Great piece of history.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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
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Owner description: This well-preserved telegraph station is the site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs, and offers free tours of the remnants of an old era.
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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“Great piece of history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We didn't spend long there but the information was really informative. Great place to visit even on a whistle atop tour of Alice Springs!

Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Interesting history!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A shady and tranquil place on the edge of town the Telegraph Station is well presented and provides an interesting insight into the lifestyle and history of early settlers in the area. The buildings are easily accessible and all preserved and the surrounding area and picnic grounds most attractive.

Visited August 2013
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“Telegraph Station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Lovely for picnics and walks. Also great for wildlife. Have seen a dingo and kangaroos, birds etc..Good place for family.

Visited July 2013
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“The way we were.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A great place for a picnic or barbeque and to explore the historical,first buildings of Alice Springs. Take a walk into the surrounding area and you will share the reserve with the native wildlife; kangaroos, colourful parrots and weird lizards. Always cooler there during the scorching hot summer days and you may be lucky enough to have water in the original springs the town was named after. The picnic grounds are free to enter and the barbeques are for public use. If you want to visit the fenced historic buildings a small fee is paid but well worth it to experience the atmosphere and see how conditions were for the first residents.

Visited May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

we enjoyed our visit, learnt heaps about our history and especially valued the information boards about the Gillen family and their contribution to recording knowledge of Central Australian Aboriginal culture. Well worth a visit. My 3 year old grad-daughter liked the hands on activities especially sending morse code messages and the presence of so many local free flying birds was an unexpected bonus. We would have loved to have had time to do the walk along the Todd River into town as well - we were not aware of this until our arrival and so had not made allowance in our schedule .

Visited July 2013
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