First Telegraph London to Australia

1869-1871: The London-Adelaide Submarine Cable, using numerous ships

The route and length of submarine cable and land lines (in miles) were as follows from London to Adelaide:

Total length of Cable 9,146 Total length of Overland 3,424 Overall Total 12,570 miles.

Yep, those were the days

Click here for photos from those early years, including a photo of the Cable Station at Port Darwin.

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