Northern Territory - Colonial: 1872-1900.
Telegraph Offices.


Telegraph Offices opened in the Northern Territory from 1872:

Telegraph Office Opening Date Type of office Region of NT Notes
46 Mile 1914      
Alice Springs 22 Aug 1872 TO OTL 1,019 miles from Adelaide.
Banka Banka 27 Dec 1921 TO   1,416 miles from Adelaide
Barrow Creek 24 Aug 1872 TO OTL 1,161 miles from Adelaide.
P&T 1914 when Powell had the Alice mail contract. PO 30 March 1915; closed 31 December 1979.
Beltana     TO OTL  
Birdham (Mil. T.O.)   1942 TO Below Katherine  
Blood's Creek 17 May 1932 TO 28 k from Charlotte Waters. Closed 23 November 1942.
Brock's Creek Apr 1898 TO    
Burrundie 9 Dec 1888 P&T   Merged with PO.
Charlotte Waters January 1878 TO OTL PO opened January 1878; TO August 1930; closed 31 August 1938.
Daly Waters 11 August 1872 P&T OTL Merged with PO.
Elsey Camp 1882 P&T OTL OLT Repeater station
Emungalan 15 May 1919      
Grove Hill 1 July 1946 TO   Closed 5 July 1979.
Horseshoe Bend NT   1923 TO   CN and status from TO to Allowance Office
Katherine     TO OTL  
Maranboy 26 Oct 1915 TO  

PO opened as Marranboy on 27 May 1914. Changed to a TO in 1925 and then reverted to a PO in 1927.
CN to Maranboy 22 December 1933.
PO early 1946; closed 12 December 1976.

Maryvale 21 January 1934 TO   Closed 8 September 1982.
Newcastle Waters Sept 1910 TO    
Palmerston March 1869 TO OTL Relocated to Port Darwin Telegraph Office March 1873.
Peake     TO OTL  
Pine Creek     TO OTL  
Port Darwin 22 August 1872 TO OTL  
Powell Creek 1 March 1874 TO OTL  
Rum Jungle NT May 1913      
Rumbalara NT 1 Dec 1930      
Southport 21 Aug 1873 TO OTL  
Strangways Springs September ? 1872 TO OTL  
Tennant Creek 24 Aug 1872 TO OTL Repeater station
Union Town 2 June 1890 P&T    
Wonarah 10 April 1946 TO   Closed December 1974.
           
Yam Creek 2 December 1872 TO OTL TO 2 December 1872; PO March 1874; closed 30 September 1889.