08. WWI - Address of Enlisted Men


Prior to WWI, Alice Springs was known as Stuart and was an isolated station for the Overland Telegraph. This means that the township of Alice Springs remembers not only the  5 local Alice Springs men that went and fought in WWI but also the men that fought, returned to Australia and ended up settling in Alice Springs following the war.

From the graph it is clear to see that the majority of men who ended up in Alice Springs were from South Australia. This would have been mainly due to the work on the railway from Adelaide to Alice Springs, which employed nearly 900 men and was completed in 1929.

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Prior to the railway reaching Alice Springs, donkeys, camels and horses were used to transport all of the supplies.


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