Overland Telegraph Line: 1865 -1875.
Original Documents for Planning and Construction.

A large number of original documents are held by the developer which are important to reference to get precise details of a wide variety of aspects related to the development of the planning and construction of the Overland Telegraph Line.

The list below provides links to those Reports which have been uploaded to the site so far. If other Reports are required, please contact me.

Reports preceeding construction.


Reports related to the South Australian and Queensland rivalry.

  1. 1871 - Overland Telegraph Lines in Queensland and South Australia (Correspondence relating to).
    Letters from Thos L. Murray-Prior and W. J. Cracknell.


Reports during construction.

Reports following completion.

  1. 1873 (1 January) Adelaide and Port Darwin Telegraph: Report by C. Todd on the Construction and Completion.