Posts Tagged ‘old telegraph station

A town of the age

Nov 23, 2010 | Discuss

A town of the age

We like to think we are the generation of the information age, but the inventions that set the path for the development of the world wide web began more a century and a half ago with the development of the five-needle telegraph in 1837. Intra-planetary communications have been a seriously happening thing ever since. Fittingly, the development of Alice Springs — one of the remotest cites in the world — has taken place entirely within the context of this ever-burgeoning communications ...Read more

Where it all began — but when?

Nov 08, 2010 | 1 Comment

Where it all began -- but when?

For a place so deeply soaked in human story, Alice’s Old Telegraph Station still exudes an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Is it just the location — on the banks of the meandering Todd, with a waterhole nearby, the grassy banks blessed by shady gums and a sense of cool respite even on the hottest summer day? The park-like banks have of course been cultivated for many decades, but the reserve has much more to it. Its  spell begins at the top of the hill over the Charles Creek cross...Read more