Cryle, Denis: Behind the Legend: The Many Worlds of Charles Todd

Denis Cryle

Behind the Legend: The Many Worlds of Charles Todd, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2017

“Telegraph” Todd [the man behind the Overland Telegraph through Central Australia] became a legend in his own lifetime for introducing Australian colonists to a new information age. But only recently has the full extent of his many and varied achievements come to light. Now for the first time, Denis Cryle recounts the whole story of Todd’s remarkable life and legacy. In a world of technological change and scientific innovation, his dynamic example remains as potent as ever. (blurb)

Derek Abbott reviews the book for Honest History. The author talks to Ashley Walsh on the ABC, and Robyn Williams on the ABC. Kirstie Forbes in Fritzmag.

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