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Alice Springs

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Name Alice Springs
Type Designation Waterhole
Place Id 23882
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 40' S (Decimal degrees -23.67233)
Longitude: 133° 55' E (Decimal degrees 133.92253)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Alice Springs Town Council
History/Origin Alice Springs (waterhole) was probably discovered and named by Government Surveyor W W Mills in March 1871, when he explored the MacDonnell Ranges during the Overland Telegraph Line construction.

Mills named the pool after Mrs Alice Todd, wife of the Superintendent of Telegraphs, Sir Charles Todd.

The waterhole became the site for the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

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