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The Resource Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor

Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor

Label
Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town
Title
Alice Springs
Title remainder
from singing wire to iconic outback town
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Traynor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
“In 1870 a colonial government, on the brink of collapse, made an audacious move. South Australia's squabbling politicians briefly put aside their differences and took the bold decision to run an iron wire to the middle of nowhere and beyond. Stringing the Overland Telegraph Line across the silent heart of the continent was a momentous event in the country's history. It connected Adelaide to a global network of cables and wire: those travelling up and down the track through central Australia were seldom out of earshot of its hum. Alice Springs was its most important repeater station. Alice Springs: From singing wire to iconic outback town is the result of eight years of meticulous research unravelling the early history of central Australia's first white settlement. It contains information, never previously published, about that little outpost - a significant heritage site - and how an iconic town was born nearby, during a goldrush that made few people rich. It is a tale of the country's heart and some of its most remarkable but little-known characters, and of children torn between two cultures living at the telegraph station after the morse keys stopped clicking in 1932; children under the shadow of the most controversial piece of legislation in Australia's history. Central Australia has a black history. Alice Springs is no longer the small, outback community romanticised in Nevil Shute's novel A Town like Alice. But its people, black and white, are still living on the line.” -- Back cover
Cataloging source
ANL
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Traynor, Stuart
Dewey number
994.291
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Todd, Charles
  • Willshire, William Henry
  • Gillen, Frank
  • Bradshaw, Tom
  • McKay, Ida
  • White, Jessie
  • The Bungalow (Alice Springs, N.T.)
  • Overland Telegraph Line (N.T. and S. Aust.)
  • Cities and towns
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
  • Alice Springs (N.T.)
Label
Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the voyage of the atlanta -- Connecting Australia to the world -- Arguably Australia's greatest explorer -- Queenslanders get the rough end of the pineapple -- A positive and popular man -- The singing wire to Alice -- Atherreyurre, the Alice Spring -- The line in John mueller's day -- The dawn of civilisation and christianity -- The giant of the interior -- Trouble brewing on the frontier -- The rush to the East MacDonnells -- A town is born -- Rough justice on the frontier -- Gillen time -- The Bradshaw era -- Thirty-two years on the line -- The half-cast problem -- Worn out by the work -- Make it an allchurch -- From the telegraph station to childrens home -- The new bungalow half-caste institution -- Two different worlds before the war -- The territory transformed by war -- Preserving the towns heritage -- Postscript: an iconic town -- Alice Springs timeline 1860-1960
Control code
000058628134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743054499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958933012
Label
Alice Springs : from singing wire to iconic outback town, Stuart Traynor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 404-413) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the voyage of the atlanta -- Connecting Australia to the world -- Arguably Australia's greatest explorer -- Queenslanders get the rough end of the pineapple -- A positive and popular man -- The singing wire to Alice -- Atherreyurre, the Alice Spring -- The line in John mueller's day -- The dawn of civilisation and christianity -- The giant of the interior -- Trouble brewing on the frontier -- The rush to the East MacDonnells -- A town is born -- Rough justice on the frontier -- Gillen time -- The Bradshaw era -- Thirty-two years on the line -- The half-cast problem -- Worn out by the work -- Make it an allchurch -- From the telegraph station to childrens home -- The new bungalow half-caste institution -- Two different worlds before the war -- The territory transformed by war -- Preserving the towns heritage -- Postscript: an iconic town -- Alice Springs timeline 1860-1960
Control code
000058628134
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781743054499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)958933012

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