Western Australia.
Listing of the Telegraph Office date stamps.


 

A large number of Telegraph Offices in Western Australia were issued with date stamps for use with Telegrams and with ordinary mail. A listing of the date stamps with the inscription TELEGRAPH OFFICE is given below with details provided elsewhere via the hyperlinks.

Perth is described in the CTO section.

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

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

Fremantle

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.
  Albany K.G.S. RO6 - TO in red (25 × 38 mm). 2 Dec. 1889 - 18 Sept. 1890
  Applecross RO1 - TO.  
  Armadale RO2 - TO  
  Arthur River RO6 - TO in violet. 9 Sept 1904 - March 1907.

 

B Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Black Flag RO7 - TO. 14 December 1899
  Boorabbin SC1 - TO. WA at base (30 mm diameter). 12 June 1906, 21 Dec 1912 10 August 1914 and 27 Jan 1913.
  Boulder RO7 - TO 31 January 1916 - 31 August 1916.
    RO2 - TO 1944 - 1947
  Bulong RO6 - TO in violet  
  Bunbury SC1 - TO (29 mm diameter). 30 July 1938 - 22 March 1943.

 

C Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Carroling   About 1872.
  Claremont Showground
(has Telegraph Off. inscription)
RO6 - TO about 1905
  Claremont RO5-TO July 1971
  Cookernup RO7 - TO about 1900
  Coolgardie RO6 - TO about 1896
  Cossack RO6 - TO about 1898

 

D Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Day Dawn RO6 - TO About 1896 - 10 March 1897
       

 

E Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  East Fremantle RO2 - TO (32 × 50 mm). 5 October 1948.
    RO7 - TO (30 × 52 mm) 4 March 1946 to 1948.

 

F Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Fitzroy River RO6 - TO about 1898
  Fremantle (used in red). RO2 - TO (31 × 49 mm). 1 August 1901 to 27 December 1901.
   (1.2 mm arcs at either end) RO7 - TO (25 × 47 mm). 7 August 1905 to 25 August 1905.
   (large dots at either end) RO7 - TO (23 × 48 mm). 31 January 1911.
  (FREMANTLE. at base) RO7 - TO (22 × 47 mm). 29 May 1919.
  (Fremantle WA at base). SC1 - TO (29 mm diameter). 5 August 1933 to 20 July 1955.
  WA Aust at base. SC1 - TO (31 mm diameter). 1962+
  WA and postcode at base. RC1 - TO (34 mm diameter). 1968+
  WA and postcode at base. RC2 - TO (37 mm diameter). 1968+

 

G Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Goongarrie RO6 - TO in violet 5 Mar 1896 to 1897.
    RO2 - TO  
  Greenbushes RO6 - TO.  
  Greenough RO6 - TO  
  Guilford RO6 - TO  

 

H Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Horrocks RO2-TO  

 

J Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Jarrahdale (in blue) RO6 - TO (27 × 45 mm). 23 March 1904.
       

 

K Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Kalgoorlie RO2 - TO 1900 - 29 June 1903
  Katanning RO7 - TO (23 × 48 mm). 5 October 1914.
    RO6 - TO (31 × 52 mm). 16 August 1943.
  Kellerberin (only one "r"). RO6 - TO 1897

 

L Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Laverton RO2 - TO (25 × 49 mm). June/July 1900.
  Lawlers RO2 - TO about 1898
  Leederville RO2 - TO (31 × 47 mm). 3 August 1946.

 

M Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Marble Bar RO7 - TO about 1900.
  Meekatharra RO2 - P&T about 1962.
  Menzies RO6 - TO about 1904.
    RO6 - TO 18 Sept. 1904.
  Minginew RO6 - TO  
  Mount Lawley RO2 - TO about 1944.
  Mount Malcolm RO6 - TO in blue 19 August 1897.
    RO6 - TO in violet. 15 December 1897.
  Mount Margaret RO7 - TO about 1899.

 

N Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Nedlands RO6 - TO 1930s
  Newcastle RO6 - TO about 1894
  Newman RO2-TO 27 September 1976.
  Nullagine RO6 - TO (27 × 44 mm). 5 June 1899 - 10 September 1900

 

O Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Onslow RO6 - TO. 24 January 1898.

 

P Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Pinjarra RO7 - TO About 1914.

 

R Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Rottnest RO2 - TO. About 1916.

 

S Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Southern Cross RO6 - TO 25 May 1904
  Subiaco RO6 - TO about 1905

 

W Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  Wagin
(Telegraph Office in lower case font).
RO6 - TO  
  Wagin
(Telegraph Office in upper case font).
RO6 - TO  
  William(s) River RO6 - TO Sept. 1900 and 1908

 

Y Office Type (h × w) Dates of use.
  York RO6 - TO 25 May 1904
  Yuin
(WESTn AUSTRALIA at the base)
S