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Based on Todd's report of SA system. Takes a swipe at Adelaide as a place to live. Mentions body found at base of telegraph pole in the Outback
Mainly covers his observations rather than activities – telegraph (costs), telephone, meteorology, post (network), electric light, astronomy, Honorary M.A. (Cambridge)
Contains many details on continental and overland lines including construction, early usage, significant personalities, etc. Mentions early telephone in Adelaide. Illustrates rivalry between colonies.
Does not mention Todd
Summary emphasises the collection of weather data by telegraph in South Australia and its inability to be used forecast more than a day or two ahead
Praise for Todd’s work in Journal Telegraphique and Symons's Meteorological Magazine
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