Constructing Australia is the history about the birth and development of Australia told through three major events: The Sydney Harbour Bridge; The Kalgoorlie pipeline and The Telegraph line a 3-part mini series on ABC TV.
This engaging collection tells the story of how three of Australia's greatest man-made icons were built. These are the powerful stories of the human, political, social and scientific dramas at the heart of achievements that shaped a nation. Covering the epoch from the 1860s to the 1930s, what emerges from these stories of hubris, survival, wilderness, struggle, conflict and the indigenous frontier, is nothing less than an epic: the emergence of the nation and its relationship with the wider world.
Part 3: A Wire Through The Heart
John McDouall Stuart's incredible crossing of this inhospitable land from south to north 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.
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