The Telegraph Station is a Must, you have to stop and look at this place and wonder what life might have been like for the people who originally came there, to run the Telegraph service .
When the Telegraph line was laid, under the sea, from England to Australia, they needed a series of places, which could boost the signal so that Australia and the Australians could get and send their news at a much faster rate, than they had been in the past.
News, especially through the outback could take weeks, months before the people knew what was happening. With the advent of a series of Telegraph Stations, up and down ( what is now the Stuart Highway ) they were able to gather and send the news much faster. What used to take three to six months, was now taking less than 24 hours !
However there was a cost ! These people who manned the Stations were subject to the Lonliness, and desolation of the outback, especially in the heat of summer, Bush flies, Snakes, and depleted stores meant that they were, many times on the brink of starvation.
But when the store did come in, there was plenty for all to enjoy, and people did !
So stop, have a look around, take photos and enjoy this outback wonder. See the rooms that they lived in, the Telegraph room where the line was manned 24 hours a day, the Butchery, The Blacksmith's Shop and other rooms and Buildings.
There is also a small cemetery, a sobering reminder of the fragility of the outback life.
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