In 1911 the Commonwealth took on the administration of the Northern Territory from South Australia and committed to building a train linking Darwin in the Top End to Adelaide in the south. The construction and maintenance of the railway line as it pushed south was a huge task and the building of the bridge across the mighty Katherine River required men and materials.
In 1926 William Allcorn arrived in Darwin. He travelled south finding work running a sawmill supplying railway sleepers for the railway line. He recalled.
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|1-Jan-1926||Katherine railway bridge||-||Fletcher, V.|| Request Copy|