Alice Springs is geographically the centre of Australia and lies 575 metre’s above sea level. Originally home to the Arrernte Aboriginals, explorer John McDouall Stuart made his way through the centre of the country and paved the way for European settlement, which saw the construction of an overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin.
The town was actually called Stuart and the named Alice Springs was given to the Telegraph Station. It was not until 1933 that the ongoing confusion over the two names lead to Alice Springs being official gazetted as the name.
Also referred to as ‘The Alice’, the town has a modern airport, many local Hotels and accommodation houses, galleries and of course the museums that accurately depict the areas past, such as the old Telegraph Station.
Visit Alice Springs Tourism for more information.
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