First overland telegraph [chapter 53 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 53 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 30 June 1935.] The story of Australia — LIII First overland telegraph Prior to the year 1872 our only communication with Europe was by means of the Peninsular and Oriental Line, which ran a monthly service of […]