Western Australia.
Listing of the Post & Telegraph Office date stamps.


 

A large number of Telegraph Offices or Post & Telegraph Offices in Western Australia were issued with oval date stamps inscribed Post & Telegraph Office for use with Telegrams and with ordinary mail. A listing of these date stamps is given below with examples provided elsewhere.

Perth is described in the CTO section.

Most of the oval date stamps are very rare - some with only one or two examples known.

Cossack

The classification of the date stamps follows the Australia-wide scheme.

The various examples can be viewed by first clicking on the first letter of the name of the Telegraph Office in the Table below and then scrolling down the subsequent list before clicking on the name of the Office.

First letter of Office name. A B C D E F G H
I J K L M N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z

 

A Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Abbotts RO6 - P&TO 31 May 1900.
  Armadale RO6 - P&TO 12 February 1900.

 

B Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Balbarrup RO2 - P&TO  
    RO6 - P&TO  
  Balga RO2 - P&TO  
  Balladonia RO2 - P&TO  
    RO6 - P&TO  
  Bamboo Creek RO6 - P&TO 2 December 1898
  Beverley RO7 - P&TO ??
  Blackboy Hill RO7 - P&TO 30 October 1914 - 1915
  Boulder RO6 - P&TO (29 × 49 mm).  
    RO2 - T about 1976
  Boyanup RO2 - P&TO 7 February 1899
    RO7 - P&TO about 1914
  Bridgetown RO2 - P&TO 1899 - 1902
    RO7 - P&TO about 1912
    RO7 - P&TO about 1916
    RO2 - P&TO  
  Broad Arrow RO2 - P&TO in blue 1901-02
    RO4 - P&TO 1913
  Broome RO7 - P&TO 1909
    RO4 - P&TO December 1913 - January 1914
    RO7 - P&TD 1923
  Bulla-Bulling RO7 - P&TO March 1898 - 99 (?)
  Bulong RO6 - P&TO in violet 1899
  Bunbury RO7 - P&TO about 1908
    RO2 - P&TO about 1976
  Busselton RO7 - P&TO 28 June 1899 - 1929
    RO6 - P&TO 1938 - January 1953
    RO2 - P&TO (33 × 53 mm). August 1955
    RO4 - P&TO (31 × 50 mm). about 1961

 

C Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Capel RO6 - P&TO about 1902
  Carnarvon RO6 - P&TO about 1934
  Chidlow's Well RO7 - P&TO 16 October 1914
  Claremont Showground RO7 - P&TO about 1920
  Coalville RO2 - P&TO September 1898
  Collie RO2 - P&TO about 1901
  Colliefields RO2 - P&TO about 1899
  Cookernup RO7 - P&TO about 1909
    RO4 - P&TO in violet (29.5 × 42 mm). 1 January 1914
  Coolgardie RO7 - P&TO 1911-14
    RO7 - P&TO about 1916
    RO7 - P&TO about 1940
  Coolgardie Railway RO6 - P&TO 9 January 1896
  Cossack RO6 - P&TO 29 May 1902
  Cottesloe RO6 - P&TO about 1904
    RO7 - P&TO about 1909
    RO2 - P&TO in violet (31 × 52 mm). 12 September 1944 - 24 April 1948
    RO2 - P&TO 7 March 1956
    RO2 - P&TO about 1969
  Cranbrook RO6 - P&TO about 1972
    RO6 - P&TO about 1976
  Cuballing RO4 - P&TO about 1914
  Cue See full description  
  Cunderdin RO4 - P&T about 1915

 

D Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Dalwallinu RO2 - P&TO about 1975
  Day Dawn RO2 - P&TO 21 October 1890 - 1903
    RO2 - P&TO about 1903
    RO6 - TO (23 × 44 mm). about 1896 - 10 March 1897
    RO7 - P&TO about 17 January 1907
    RO7 - P&TO (24 × 46 mm). about 15 November 1910
  Derby RO2 - P&TO about 1976
  Diorite King RO7 - P&TO about 1901
  Dongara RO7 - P&TO about 1902
  Donnybrook RO6 - P&TO about 1976-78

 

E Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  East Fremantle RO6 - P&TO 3 May 1905 to 9 September 1905.
  East Kirrup RO7-P&TO about 1928

 

F Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Fitzroy River RO2 - P&TO (MAYBE). about 1901.

 

G Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Geraldton RO6 - P&TO about 1940
  Gnowangerup RO6 - P&TO 1914
  Grass Valley RO2 - P&TO in violet  
  Greenbushes RO2 - P&TO (30 × 50 mm). 1 July 1952
  Gwalia RO4 - P&TO  

 

H Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Halls Creek RO7 - P&TO about 1898
  Harvey (2 digit year) RO6 - P&TO about 1904
 
(4 digit year)
RO6 - P&TO about 1904
    RO2 - P&TO about 1963
    RO2 - P&TO about 1975
  Helena Vale RO7 - P&TO  
  Horrocks RO2 - P&TO about 1950

 

K Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Kalamunda RO2 - P&TO about 1925
  Katanning RO2 - P&TO about 1903
    RO7 - P&TO about 1912
  Kellerberrin RO6 - P&TO 1896-98
    RO4 - P&TO 1913 - 1915
    RO6 - P&TO 1942
  Kookynie RO2 - P&TO about 1902
  Kojonup RO7-P&TO about 1915
  Kulin RRH - P&TO about 1963

 

L Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Laverton RO2 - P&TO (26 × 41 mm). 17 July 1900 - 1903 (?)
  Lawlers RO2 - P&TO about 1912
  Leederville RO7 - P&TO (25 × 49 mm). 1908 - 8 June 1910.
    RO6 - P&TO about 1912
    RO4 - P&TO (29 × 43 mm). 7 June 1912 to 1917
    RO6 - P&TO (24 × 41 mm) 30 March 1940 to 24 November 1943.
    RRH1 - P&TO 1975 to 1983.
  Leonora (Mount erased) RO7 - P&TO 1914

 

M Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Malcolm RO4 - P&TO in blue about 1913
  Mandurah RO7 - P&TO about 1898
    RO6 - P&TO about 1907
    RO2 - P&TO about 1963.
  Manjimup ("J" subscripted) RO2 - P&TO about 1961
  Manjimup ("J" in line) RO2 - P&TO about 1962
  Marvel Loch RO2 - P&TO about 1913
  Maylands RO4 - P&T about 1914
    RO7 - P&T about 1924
    RO4 - P&TO about 1945
    RO2 - P&T 1975-77
  Meekatharra RO6 - P&TO about 1928
  Menzies RO6 - P&TO 3 March 1904 - 5 September 1904
  Merredin RO7 - P&TO about 1937
  Midland Junction RO6 - P&T about 1902 (also known without date).
    RO7 - P&T about 1915
    RO6 - P&T about 1943
    RO7 - P&T about 1943
    RO2 - P&T (31 × 52 mm) 1945-46
  Minginew RO6 - TO  
    RO6(?) - P&TO (31 × 50 mm). 10 Aug. 1907
  Mooliabeenie RO4 - P&TO  
  Mt. Leonora RO6 - P&TO 1897 - 18 October 1899
    RO2 - P&TO January 1903
    RO7 - P&TO 1904-05
    RO7 - P&TO about 1908
  Mount Magnet RO4 - P&TO 1910+
    RO6 - P&TO 10 Feb. 1943 - 1944
    RO7 - P&TO  
    RO2 - P&TO about 1945
  Mount Morgan RO2 - P&TO about 1899
  Mullewa RO7 - P&TO about 1899
    RO2 - P&TO about 1945
  Mundijong (from Manjedal) RO7 - P&TO 1898 - 1906
    RO6 - P&T (no Office)  
  Murgoo RO7 - P&TO  
  Murrin Murrin RO7 - P&TO about 1896
    RO4 - P&TO about 1913

 

N Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Narrogin RO2 - P&TO about 1963
  New Norcia RO2 - P&TO 31 May 1895
  Newcastle RO6 - P&TO 1898 - 1910
(26 Jan 1900, 24 Mar 1903)
    RO7 - P&TO about 1906
  Niagara RO2 - P&TO 5 March 1904
  Norseman RO7 - P&TO 1904 - 11
  North Fremantle RO2 - P&TO about1896
    RO7 - P&TO about 1896
  North Perth RO7 - P&TO  
  Northam RO2 - P&TO about 1899
    RO7 - P&TO about 1940
  Northampton RO7 - P&TO about 1897
  Nullagine RO6 - P&TO (29 × 49 mm).  

 

P Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Paddington RO2 - P&T Nov 1896 to Nov 1911 (?)
  Peak Hill RO2 - P&TO Dec. 1898-99
    RO2 - P&TO about 1912
    RO7 - P&TO in violet  
  Pendinnie RO7 - P&T about 1896
  Pilbarra RO6 - P&TO 1904 - 06
  Pingelly RO2 - P&TO about 1901
    RO4 - P&TO about 1915
  Port Hedland RO2 - P&TO about 1959
  Princess Royal RO7 - P&TO about 1900

 

Q Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Quairading RO4 - P&TO about 1912

 

R Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Ravensthorpe RO6 - P&TO about 1909
  Reedy RO6 - P&TO 1 Jan 1931 - 12 April 1940
    RO6 - P&TO 18 May 1940
  Roebourne RO2 - P&TO about 1898
    RO7 - P&TO about 1898
    RO7 - P&TO about 1910

 

S Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Sandstone RO7 - P&TO about 1919
  Smith's Mill RO2 - P&TO 1902-03
  South Fremantle RO6 - P&TO 22 July 1905
  South Perth RO4 - P&TO (28 × 43 mm). 29 September 1914 to 29 July 1915.
  Southern Cross RO7 - P&TO about 1898
    RO4 - P&TO about 1913
  Subiaco RO7 - P&TO 1898-99
    RO6 - P&TO 28 January 1954

 

T Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Tambourah RO2 - P&TO 6 Sept. 1899
    RO2 - P&TO 21 M??. (1899)
  Toodyay RO7 - P&TO 9 Oct. 1918
  Trafalgar RO7 - P&TO about 1915
  Turkey Creek RO7 - P&TO about 1928

 

V Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Victoria Park RO2 - P&TO about 1901
    RO7 - P&TO about 1912
    RO2 - P&TO 29 Dec. 1899
    RO6 - P&TO about 1935

 

W Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Waroona RO2 - P&TO 1900 - 03
  Warrawoona RO2 - P&TO (27 × 41 mm).  
  Waverley RO7 - P&T about 1912
  West Leederville RO7 - P&TO (31 × 53 mm). 1947 (only one recorded)
  West Northam RO6 - P&TO only seen as a sketch
  Widgemooltha RO2 -P&T (no "Office" - 29 × 45 mm)  
  Williams RO7 - P&T July 1935
    RO7 - P&T (31 × 48 mm). about 1978
  Wiluna RO4 - P&T about 1912
  Wittenoom RO2 -P&TO (30 × 49 mm). about 1976
  Wooramel   about 1909
  Wyndham RO2 - P&TO (27 × 42 mm). about 1898
    RO2 - P&TO (31 × 53 mm). about 1946

 

Y Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Yalgoo RO4 - P&TO about 1915
  Yarloop RO2 - P&TO 15 September 1902 to 28 December 1904.
  Yerilla RO6 - P&T (no Office) 1897
  York RO6 - P&TO about 1904
    RO7 - P&TO about 1906
  Youanmi RO6 - P&TO about 1941