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Alberga River (also known as Alberga Creek) is a river in South Australia about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the town of Oodnadatta.

Aboriginal boy practicing with a toy shield and boomerang at Alberga Creek, 1920. (National Museum Australia)


European history

The Alberga River was discovered on 23 March 1860 by John McDouall Stuart who considered it to be a branch of the Neales River. The river was named by William Christie Gosse in 1873. It is also known as Alberga Creek.

It was a junction between the central and southern sections on the Australian Overland Telegraph Line between the coasts of Australia. The southern section, between Port Augusta and Alberga Creek, was contracted to Edward Meade Bagot in 1870. The overland telegraph was completed on 22 May 1872.

Coordinates: 27°06′16″S 135°32′06″E / 27.104550°S 135.534980°E / -27.104550; 135.534980

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