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Annual Report 2002/2003 Heritage Advisory Council (Twelfth Report)

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Title

Annual Report 2002/2003 Heritage Advisory Council (Twelfth Report)

Other title

Tabled paper 1162

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2003-11-26

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/284098

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/409182

Page content

HERITAGE ADVISORY COUNCIL TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT 2002-03 11 The site also derives significance from its associations with F J Gillen and P M Byrne who, in collaboration with Baldwin Spencer, made important contributions to the disciplines of anthropology and zoology, and with J Kite, an Aboriginal artist (sculptor) of some renown. It is these historical associations that are valued by the local Aboriginal community. Wreck of the Young Australian The remains of the Young Australian are significant as a tangible reminder of one of the greatest events and achievements in Australias history. It is also a tangible link to the association and the specific role the Roper River and the Northern Territory played in the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line and its subsequent connection with the submarine cable at Palmerston (Darwin). The Young Australian is the oldest known shipwreck in the Roper River and one of the earliest examples of shipping associated with European influence in the area. For the Northern Territory it is a unique example of nineteenth century marine technology and is the only known paddle steamer wreck in the Northern Territory. The surviving fabric is also a reminder of the dangers and hardships faced, and the achievements of the construction workers, their supervisors, ships captains and crews and the haulage contractors,


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