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98/2/78-4 Telegram forms (2), part of collection, 'Cablegram Transmission Form', blank, paper / ink, Australian Post Office / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987. Click to enlarge.

Telegram form by Australian Post Office

Made
Two copies of a Cablegram Transmission form used at the Postmaster-General's Department.

Summary

Object No.

98/2/78-4

Object Statement

Telegram forms (2), part of collection, 'Cablegram Transmission Form', blank, paper / ink, Australian Post Office / Postmaster Generals Department, Australia, 1883-1987

Physical Description

Two copies of a Cablegram Transmission form used at the Postmaster-General's Department.

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 form by Australian Post Office 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/163139>

Wikipedia

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