Alice Springs is located in the Northern Territory, in the Red Centre, and is a town of about 25,000 people. "The Alice" is a
frontier capital established in the late 19th century when the first overland telegraph station was built here.
You can visit the Telegraph Station Historical Reserve where the original buildings and equipment have been restored.
Right: The famous Todd River which is always dry. In September they have the Henley on Todd Boat Regatta in Alice Springs, which
is a race up the dry bed of the river. The only time the race has been cancelled was when the river had water in it!
Above and below: A couple of the boats that are used in the Todd Boat Regatta!
Above and to the right: One of the icons of Australia is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which is located in Alice Springs. You can
tour their facility and learn about this fascinating medical service available in the Outback.
Todd Street Mall in Alice Springs has a lot of galleries featuring aboriginal art.
Dianme's Aboriginal Fabrics is right off of Todd Mall (3/91 Capricornia Centre, Gregory Terrace) and is a great place to buy unique fabrics.
Because the Outback is so immense and desolate, the children are educated by the School of the Air located in Alice
Springs. It is a correspondence school using radio to communicate daily with 140 students, home tutors and teachers. The first broadcasts were made from the Royal Flying Doctor Base
in Alice Springs in 1951. Now they have their own location which you can tour. Center above are some of the paintings done by children in the outback.