Red Centre Series: Alice Springs
Northern Territory
June 1994


At the northern entrance to the town. "The Alice", as it is usually known, was originally founded as a staging point for the overland telegraph line in the 1870s. A telegraph station was built near a permanent water hole in the bed of the dry Todd River. The river was named after Charles Todd, Superintendent of Telegraphs back in Adelaide, and a spring near the water hole was named after Alice, his wife.


at the Simpson's gap


Corroboree Rock. A stone formation I thought was worth of a stop and a picture east of the city


Simpson's Gap (above and below)





at our hotel base








grandparenting time . . .