1862 __ First electric telegraph line in New Zealand
‣ Comment : First electric telegraph line linking Christchurch and Lyttleton is the catalyst for a series of constructions involving private and military telegraph lines between Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin. Kiwis can now keep in touch using Morse code. One of the first messages sent was to Mr Oakes in Christchurch and read: "Mr Oakes coming round in schooner Colleen Baun with goods. Dog Pedro poisoned and is dead.” A second network was quickly established between Port Chalmers and Dunedin. (Taming the lightning a New Zealand perspective - Milestones a New Zealand timeline of communications and computing) — A living document compiled by Keith Newman).
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