Constructing Australia

Constructing Australia
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The Bridge (Constructing Australia Series)
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is the definitive story of how a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger became one of world's most recognised…
Pipe Dreams (Constructing Australia Series)
This is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth. In the late 1800s, two…
A Wire Through the Heart (Constructing Australia Series)
The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. Australia in the…

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A Wire Through the Heart (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
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Pipe Dreams (Constructing Australia Series)
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