Australia - Establishment period: 1917-1922.
Press delivery form: AE-DP-2.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. No. 6.
Standardised heading above
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Red on cream.
Size of form overall: 332 × 210 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
DE-DP-2 fire AE-DP-2.

No date stamp but almost certainly a repeated telegram at Wagga Wagga in transit from Junee to Sydney
(The Sun).


  • PRESS ... in serif font and capital letters.


Good example of how communications had changed, The fire broke out at 9:30 am, the message was received at the Junee Telegraph Office at 11:40 am and it was being processed at Wagga between 12:40 pm and 1:30 pm.

AE-DP-2 horses Another telegram on the form
AE-DP-2 giving the results of the Wagga Wagga races.

Multiple telegram sent to both the Daily Telegraph in Sydney and the Herald in Goulburn.

Telegraphs Wagga Wagga date stamp of 20 September 1924.

The transmission of sporting results - especially horse races and cricket - was a very common use for Press Telegrams.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DP-2 None 24 March 1924 at Wagga Wagga, NSW. RR (for used form)