Stuart Traynor’s, “From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town: Alice Springs”

Stuart Speech

Stuart Speech

EIGHT years in the making and the wait is finally over. Stuart Traynor’s momentous book “From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town: Alice Springs” was officially launched at The Alice Springs Telegraph Station on 3 November 2016.

A plentiful 200+ people made it to the Alice Springs Historical Precinct for the launch. Elegant canapés along with wine, beer and juice were enjoyed whilst guests queued to obtain their own copy of the new publication.

Barry Skipsey, guitarist and original performer of the Ken Ferguson’s 1987 song “The Singing Wire”, commenced the launch by performing the iconic song live and unplugged under The Barracks verandah. He taught the crowd the chorus and each time it came around everyone joined in singing together.

Crowd Listening to Speeches

Crowd Listening to Speeches & Song

Stuart and Mayor of Alice Springs, Damien Ryan

Stuart and Mayor of Alice Springs, Damien Ryan

Mayor of Alice Springs, Damien Ryan, took to the microphone to applaud Stuart on his tireless 8-year effort in documenting this momentous text.

Humbled by all the warm attention, Stuart sincerely thanked numerous people who contributed to the creation of the book. Not only that, he took the time to sign each book with a name and personal message for each person who purchased a book.

Stuart handing over signed copy

Stuart handing over signed copy

The sunset completed the evening with gold, pink and purple in the clouds above.

Thank you Stuart for documenting such an important time in Australian history and ensuring the story will remain in tact for decades and centuries to come.

To purchase your own copy of From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town: Alice Springs, click here.

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