South Australia - Interim period: 1901-1917.
Delivery form: SI-DO-2.

 
General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Has Commonwealth ... above State heading.
Message area: 2A: 6 lines of 4 boxes;
2B: blank
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Red on pale yellow.
Size of form overall: 179 × 223 mm.
Size of datestamp box: 28 × 46 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
 
SI-DO-2A Port SI-DO-2A.

Pymble, NSW to Port Adelaide
2 November 1905.

Characteristics:

  • printed in red on white/cream paper;
  • message area has six lines of four boxes;
  • there is a box for recording the "Station From" information.

Same form as that following but demonstrating how so many telegram forms are mutilated either for filing or so that they will "fit into an album"!!! This even to a form which is the earliest date recorded.

SI-DO-2 uncut SI-DO-2A.

Malcolm,WA to Adelaide
5 November 1908.

Characteristics:

  • printed in red on white/cream paper;
  • message area has six lines of four boxes;

Same form type as previously but showing uncut version.

SI-DO-2B
Provenance: Dave Elsmore.
SI-DO-2B.

Brisbane to Telegraphs Adelaide
30 April 1908.

Characteristics:

  • message area is unlined;
  • the name of the Station originating the message (here it was Sydney but crossed out) is printed on the form;

Details of use and rarity.

Form
sub-number
Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-2A None. 2 November 1905 at Telegraph Office Port (Adelaide). R
DO-2B None 20 April 1908 at Telegraphs Adelaide. R