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February 13, 2008 09:15am

A HISTORIC morning has seen Prime Minister Kevin Rudd say sorry for the “grief, suffering and loss” suffered by the Aboriginal people in the past 220 years.

National Apology to Members of the Stolen Generation 13th february 2008

To say Sorry brings healing and a new trust to those who have suffered, we as Australian are all responsible for the well being of Australia, let us live as one.

The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve marks the original site of the first European settlement in Alice Springs.

Established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide, it is the best preserved of the 12 stations along the Overland Telegraph Line.

Construction of this Telegraph Station began in 1871. The township of Alice Springs takes its name from the waterhole a short distance to the east of the Station buildings.

This Telegraph Station operated for 60 years, and then served as a school for Aboriginal children.

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  • Rickyd
    Rickydover 6 years ago

    awesome capture love the choice of colour :)

  • bertspix
    bertspixover 6 years ago

    Hi Rosina; this is a good image of a pump. why is it a telegraph station?…Bert

  • Scheherazade
    Scheherazadeover 6 years ago

    I really like how you have composed this shot Rosina. The pump makes a nice focal point. Well done.

  • niggle
    niggleover 6 years ago

    awesome shot, looks great in B/W, also the written history is great well done

  • Greg  Francis
    Greg Francisover 6 years ago

    Such a significant historical site for Australia, its been 14 years since I stood there & have desired to go back ever since

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Great historic capture, made for b/w

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 6 years ago

    Nice shot Rosina – lovely to preserve the past this way.

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    A lovely composition, perfectly suited to B&W.
    Thanks for the History lesson also, I love to be educated about those which have gone before us.

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 6 years ago

    great comp beautiful image

  • Blackroaches
    Blackroachesover 6 years ago

    WE HAVE ONE OF THESE PUMPS ON OUR PROPERTY, COOL SYSTEM IN THAT TIME , AND EVEN NOW IN SOME COUNTRY’S THEY ARE STILL USED, WELL DONE WITH THIS SHOT MMMMNNNN WATER

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