Telegram that changed Australia turns 150

By Aaron Bunch
Updated November 13 2021 - 9:05am, first published 9:00am
The telecommunications cable linking Australia and Britain was dragged ashore in Darwin in 1871.
The telecommunications cable linking Australia and Britain was dragged ashore in Darwin in 1871.

Described as the internet of the 19th-century, it's 150 years ago this month since the telegraph line linked Australia to the outside world.

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