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Title Constructing Australia : a wire through the heart
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  624.0994 Cau/Str  2007/04/01  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  624.0994 Cau/Str  2007/04/01  AVAILABLE
 WATERFT ART&ARCH  624.0994 Cau/Str  2007/04/01  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Constructing Australia
Summary " Wire Through the Heart, is the final exciting instalment of a factual-drama series documenting the blood, sweat and tears that went into three monumental Australian engineering projects, each of which helped unite a country and mould its sense of identity. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided by two very different cultures. John McDouall Stuart's incredible crossing of this inhospitable land enabled Charles Todd to construct a telegraph line through the heart of the continent, bringing Australia to the world, and the world to Australia. Its construction heralded the start of a new communications era every bit as revolutionary as the internet. News from overseas arrived in hours rather than months, securing Adelaide's position as the centre for early colonial communications. It made Todd a hero - but it cost Stuart his life..."--website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC-TV broadcast April 1, 2007. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Darcy Yuille
Performer Narrated by Wendy Hughes
Notes DVD
No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Telegraph -- Australia -- History
Overland Telegraph Line (N.T. and S.A.)
Author Hughes, Wendy
Yuille, Darcy
ABC-TV (Australia)
Other Titles A wire through the heart