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98/2/78-11/1 Telegram envelope (1 of 16), part of collection, 'Charges to pay', paper / ink, Australia Post / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987. Click to enlarge.

Telegram envelope by Australian Post Office / Postmaster Generals Department

    Envelope, Telegram Charges to pay, paper, Postmaster-General's Department, Australia, ND

    Small rectangular envelope, white paper with red ink text.

    Summary

    Object No.

    98/2/78-11/1

    Object Statement

    Telegram envelope (1 of 16), part of collection, 'Charges to pay', paper / ink, Australia Post / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987

    Physical Description

    Envelope, Telegram Charges to pay, paper, Postmaster-General's Department, Australia, ND

    Small rectangular envelope, white paper with red ink text.

    Marks

    printed on envelope "TELEGRAM. / CHARGES TO PAY / MESSAGE... / PORTERAGE..."

    Dimensions

    Height

    80 mm

    Width

    137 mm

    Production

    Notes

    Refer to B Hancock "NSW telegram forms & envelopes..." (2 vols).

    History

    Notes

    The telegraphs were originally a separate department in NSW and became part of the post office in 1893.After federation the use of telegrams increased until it peaked in the 1940s. The last telegram was transmitted in Australia in 1983. Social telegrams were encouraged and special pictorial forms and envelopes were designed. A special form and envelope in purple was used when conveying condolence details during World War 2.

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Telegram envelope by Australian Post Office / Postmaster Generals Department 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/163094>

    Wikipedia

    {{cite web |url=https://ma.as/163094 |title=Telegram envelope by Australian Post Office / Postmaster Generals Department |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 September 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}