Queensland - Colonial: 1861-1900.
Summary of Reports related to Telegraphic Communication.


A large number of original documents are held by the developer which are important to reference to get precise details of a wide variety of aspects related to the development of the Telegraph service in Queensland. Some of these Reports are accessible thropigh the following hyperlinks:

Annual Reports:

  1. 1866 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1865 - also the annexed map showing the routes of the Telegraph Lines.
  2. 1868 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department.
  3. 1869 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1868.
  4. 1870 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1869.
  5. 1873 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1872.
  6. 1874 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1873 - also the annexed map showing the routes of the Telegraph Lines to Europe.
  7. 1875 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1874.
  8. 1876 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1875..
  9. 1877 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1876.
  10. 1878 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs on the working of his Department during the Year 1877.
  11. 1879 - Report from the Superintendent of Electric Telegraphs for the condition of his Department for the Year 1878.
  12. 1887 - Report of the Post and Telegraph Department of Queensland for the Year 1886 and the relevant Tables.
  13. 1898 - Report of the Post and Telegraph Department of Queensland for the Year 1897.

… only the pages and tables relevant to telegraphs are included here.

 

Cable Reports prepared for or by Queensland.

  1. 1875 - Construction of the Telegraphic Cable between New Zealand and New South Wales and between Normanton and Singapore (Papers and Correspondence reflecting).
  2. 1875 - Construction of the Telegraphic Cable between New Zealand and New South Wales and between Normanton and Singapore (Further Papers and Correspondence respecting).
  3. 1886 - Establishment of Telegraphic Communication between Australia and Great Britain (via United States and Canada) - also the annexed Map.
  4. 1888 - Submarine Telegraph Cables (Further Correspondence respecting) - Representation of Queensland at the International Conference for security.
  5. 1900 - Imperial Government position (on the proposed Pacific Cable) and Appointment of a Committee to consider the Scheme.
    Also includes a remonstrance by the Eastern Extension Companies against the proposed attitude of the Imperial Government.
  6. 1900 - The Eastern Extension Company and the Colonies - Cape Cable - Rates, etc.

 

Reports related to the Overland Telegraph Line and the Queensland alternative.

  1. 1870 - Queensland - Proposed Submarine and Land Telegraph between Singapore and the Australian Colonies (Further Correspondence Reflecting). May to July 1870.
  2. 1870 - Queensland - Proposed Submarine and Land Telegraph between Singapore and the Australian Colonies (Further Correspondence Reflecting). June to October 1870.
  3. 1871 - Overland Telegraph Lines in Queensland and South Australia (Correspondence relating to).
    Letters from Thos L. Murray-Prior and W. J. Cracknell.