Building Exterior, Adelaide GPO.

A Walk of Wonder with Visionary Charles Todd

Charles Todd, Superintendent of Telegraphs, was the planner, designer and driving force behind the engineering wonder of the nineteenth century, the Overland Telegraph, it was revolutionary! He successfully reimagined communications with Europe and the world. To continue its 150th anniversary, take a walk in his footsteps through central Adelaide, passing heritage buildings associated with the venture and more that tell of Todd’s remarkable contribution to the state. Your hosts will be Richard Venus, engineering historian, and Keith Conlon, immediate past Chair of the SA Heritage Council.

Tour starts northern end of Victoria Square and ends at the Mortlock Chamber, State Library. 

Presented by Heritage South Australia