The Old Ghan: A Disappointment or a Great Success?

Colonists populating South Australia northwards fought for a railway through the arid heart to connect Adelaide with Darwin. Why? The Adelaide railway stretched to Oodnadatta (1892), to Alice Springs (1929) – then stopped! Why did disappointed settlers want northern Australia, the 'white elephant', returned to Britain? Afghan cameleers carted to and beyond the line, lifelines linking railway and arid heart. Would the railway, repeatedly thwarted, ever successfully reach Darwin? A panel of narrators illustrate how this railway was a lifeline for many. Participate as a passenger on the 'Ghan' and share stories.

Bookings essential by phone/email.

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Event Details

Finished

Venue information

  • Bookings required

  • Companion card accepted
  • Wheelchair access

Event type

Talk/Exhibition

Dates and times

Sat 18 May, 1-4pm

Location

South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt St, Adelaide

Cost

Adult: $8.00
Concession: $5.00

Booking

Bookings essential by phone/email.

Contact

Pamela Rajkowski
0400 810 196
pamraj [at] bigpond.com

Event capacity

50

Accessibility information

Free parking in adjacent local streets. Bus G10 stops next to the South-west Community Centre. The free City Connector bus stops nearby.

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