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Image of the landing of the New Zealand to Sydney telegraph cable at La Perouse in 1876

Date: 1876
Dimensions:
Overall: 190 x 249 x 2 mm
Medium: Photograph
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Julie Duell
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00045871

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    SignificanceThis is a rare early photograph showing the successful completion of the cable laying project carried out by ship, which connected New Zealand to the rest of the world via Australia. It is significant in showing an important step in communications technology of its time.

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