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Pylon on the north bank of the Katherine River.

Katherine Overland Telegraph Pylons

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Katherine, Northern Territory

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Katherine,
Northern Territory
0850.

The site consists of two long telegraph posts anchored to a high stone base stabilised by wire struts. There is a pylon on the north bank and the south bank of the Katherine River separated by some 400 metres. The Overland Telegraph Pylons were built in 1898-99 to solve the problem of the Katherine River when flood waters interfered with the wires of the line thus cutting off communication during the wet season. The two towers are 30 foot (9.1 metres) stone cairns with two 50 foot (15.2 metres) steel poles in each...

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Facilities found here

  • Picnic Area

Special Needs and Access

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.

Activities you can engage in

  • Walk

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Pylon on the south bank of the Katherine River.
Interpretative panel, north bank of the Katherine River.
Identification and interpretative sign, south bank of the Katherine River.