The Overland Telegraph


The Overland Telegraph Connecting Adelaide and the rest of Australia, through Darwin, with England by means of a single wire in 1872, was one of the greatest engineering achievements of the nineteenth century. It was completed by South Australians, under the direction of Charles Todd, in less than two years. It […]

Dutch East India Company


Copied, edited & compiled by George W Rehder Dutch East India Company / United East India Company Company logo Company flag Native name Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie (popular name)Generale Vereenichde Geoctrooieerde Compagnie (original name)Vereenigde Nederlandsche Geoctroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie (formal name) Former type Publicly traded company Industry Proto-conglomerate[b] Fate Dissolved Predecessor Voorcompagnieën/Pre-companies (1594–1602) Founded 20 March 1602, by […]

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