Community Calendar

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day

Date:
Aug 13th 2022, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location:
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic Precinct
Type:
Community
Cost:
Free
Contact Details:
Phil Cowan 8951 8272

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the overland telegraph line at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic Precinct. Find out about the first text messages and how they changed communication in Australia and experience: • life as it was in the late 19th century with access to all the historic buildings normally closed for visitors to wander through, • local displays and exhibits like horse shoeing and damper making, • send a letter from the Post Office or watch the Blacksmith in operation, • Children and family games, • Competitions- can you grow or make a beard or cook a bully beef stew like its 1872? Prizes for best grown beard, best made up beard and best cooked stew using rations (must include carrots, potatoes, onions and tinned corned beef). Judging at 1.30pm. Scouts will be selling sausage and steak sandwiches, soup and cold drinks, or you can buy food from the Trail Station Café.