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Outback Corridor

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 408 pages
Author: A. Smith
Year: 2002
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, sketches, appendixes, bibliog
ISBN: 9780958163903

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Product Code: AND481
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'Outback Corridor' tells how hundreds of thousands of men and women made contact with Outback Australia by being part of the vital World War II Lines of Communication across the continent from Adelaide to Mount Isa to Darwin - by the old Central Australia Railway, by convoys on the old North/South road, and by the Northern Australia Railway.

It reports on:

  • The making of the North/South and East/West roads by AWC, CCC and State Highway workers, and the essential cartage of troops and supplies by convoys of Army Transport units.
  • The historic upgrading of the Overland Telegraph Line by the PMG men and Army Signals to meet the Defence build up.
  • American Army transportation from Mount Isa and other involvements in the Northern Territory.
  • The vital services of Army Women, Nurses, AAMWS and AWAS.

A range of writers tell wartime stories of experiences in the Northern Territory including the bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942.

A valuable record, this book also includes over 300 historic photographs.

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Part 1: Lines of Communication Across the Outback: From South to North During WWII
Introduction: Lines of Communication
1. Central Australian Railway
2. Army Road Transports: From Alice Springs to Larrimah
3. Making to North South Road
4. North Australia Railway
5. American Army Transports, Mount Isa to Larriman
6. Upgrading the Overland Telegraph Line 1939-1950
7. Army Signal Corps

Part 2: Northern Territory Wartime Stories
8. Wartime Experiences in the Northern Territory
9. Australian Army Women's Servies
 - Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS)
 - Australian Army Medical Women's Service (AAMWS)
 - Army Womens Service (AWAS)
10. More About Alice Springs
11. Conclusion

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