Australia - Colonial.
The line linking Western Australia to South Australia: 1877.

One of the major undertakings in the telegraphic history of Australia was the construction of the line linking Western Australia to South Australia. The real motivating factor for laying lines across such a desolate landscape was the need to include Western Australia into the inter-colonial telegraphic network as well as to open up Western Australia to the rest of the world via the Overland Telegraph Line.

The story can be referenced through the following aspects:

  1. the Western Australian line to Eucla;
  2. the South Australian line to Eucla;
  3. Eucla Telegraph Office;
  4. Other telegraph offices on the line in Western Australia;
  5. Telegraph offices in the western region of South Australia;
  6. Duplication and replacement of the line;
  7. people on the line.