A small flat-topped range creates a picturesque backdrop to the Barrow Creek Telegraph Station. Barrow Creek was named by John McDouall Stuart after John Henry Barrow, founder of the Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide and a parliamentarian from 1858. Nearby to the Barrow Creek Telegraph Station an early bush pub was established in 1932 by Joe Kilgariff. The concrete bricks used were man made by the Kilgariff family in Alice Springs. Barrow Creek Hotel remains rustic and has old world charm. The memorabilia displayed should not be missed. As Barrow Creek was a staging camp during the war years much of this history remains including the cartoon drawing of the once popular ‘Bluey & Curly’ by Alex Gurney.

Barrow Creek Telegraph Station

Tennant Creek Barkly Region
A beautifully restored Barrow Creek Telegraph Station is located in Barrow Creek, set against the backdrop of the picturesque Forster ranges. This historical reserve is o... show more


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