Social history
Shelters: from rock shelters to iron roofs
Wire to satellite
School of the Air
The mail run

The social history of Charles Darwin Reserve

Charles Darwin Reserve and its surrounding lands have been the scene of a varied parade of people in pursuit of their livelihoods. Some have just stopped by as short-term visitors while others have simply passed through on their way elsewhere. All have had to adapt to the country. They have lived in a variety of places, used a diversity of technologies, and developed social networks and connections as they have tried to achieve their ambitions.

Charles Darwin Reserve remains largely intact as a natural environment, yet the 'debris' of past activities tells fascinating stories of ambitions and disappointments, and successes and failures.