The mass exodus south before Christmas has begun, continuing a long tradition for many Territory residents. But our modes of transport are far more comfortable than way back when. Here's how the Bradshaws travelled to and from Adelaide on their holidays in 1905. Thomas Bradshaw was the postmaster at Mparntwe/Alice Springs at the time. He’s pictured here with his wife and their daughter Doris, who wrote her well-known memoir Alice on The Line about this time in their lives. Hope your journeys are quicker and less bumpy than theirs must have been!


Picture: Bradshaw Collection, Northern Territory Library


Published: 9 December 2018

Forgotten Territory was a weekly photo column of historic images in the Northern Territory News which I curated from 2016 until 2019 supported by the collections of the Northern Territory Library and other cultural institutions around Australia, as well as local history Facebook groups. 

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Warning: May contain images of people who have died.

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These works were made on Arrernte, Larrakia, Gaddigal and Lenape land that was never ceded