Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory

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Charlotte Waters
Charlotte Waters is located in Northern Territory
Charlotte Waters
Charlotte Waters
Location in Northern Territory
Coordinates: 25°55′S 134°55′E / 25.917°S 134.917°E / -25.917; 134.917

Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory, is located close to the South Australian border.

It was located in 1871 by surveyors McMinn and Knuckey during construction of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line. According to explorer Ernest Giles, it was named for Lady Charlotte Bacon.[1]

In 1872, a telegraph repeater, post office and general store were built.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giles, Ernest (1889). Australia twice traversed: the romance of exploration, being a narrative compiled from the journals of five exploring expeditions into and through Central South Australia, and Western Australia, from 1872 to 1876, Volume 1. S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Limited

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Coordinates: 25°55′S 134°55′E / 25.917°S 134.917°E / -25.917; 134.917