South Australia.
Listing of Telegraph Offices.


A listing of Telegraph Offices in Victoria is shown below. At the end of 1864:

Hyperlinks lead to further details about that office or to an overview of the Victorian lines.

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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 Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opening date

Notes
  Adelaide Oval Surburban 1911 Telegraph Office with official status open during major sporting events.
  Adelaide Railway 1856 1909 P&T. 1965 closed.
  Adelaide River May 1913 1917 closed. Howley Creek NT opened with it in 13 June 1988 - need more details.
  Adelaide Rundle St 30 January 1882 PO opened 1 February 1882.
  Adelaide Stock Exchange 2 August 1880
  Adelaide Telegraph Office 1856 First located in Neale's Auction Mart. In 1857, relocated to Green's Exchange until new GPO building completed on 6.5.72.
  Adelaide Victoria Park Racecourse. 1 April 1933 Occasionally operated from the Racecourse during major sporting events. Closed 1.8.1966
  Alberton 1st line
  Aldgate 14 March 1883 Eastern 22 miles
  Aldinga Southern 19 December 1874
CK
Southern 23 mles. TG closed 2 Sept 1929
  Alice Well February 1913
  Alma Northern 1 January 1870 Changed to Hamley Bridge.
  Althorpes Yorke 28 September 1911 Lighthouse off southern tip of Yorke Peninsula.
  Ambleside (1) 28 September 1895 Earliest listing as a Railway Telegraph Office. Latest listing 13 Feb 1915
  Angaston North east 2 7 March 1866  
  Apamurra 27 March 1923  
  Appila Yarrowie 24 October 1879  
  Ardrossan Yorke 10 February 1879  
  Ash 18 1957
  Auburn North lower 1862  
  Austral Downs September 1914 Opened as a Qld TG (near Camooweal) and became a SA TG in 1923

 

B Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Balaklava North lower 20 March 1877  
         
  Barton 15 Feb 1919 Opened as a Railway Telegraph Office
  Batchelor Farm 1 Feb 1913
  Beachport South east 23 May 1879  
  Beetaloo Valley North upper 12 March 1915  
  Beltana OLT 23 Aug 1873  
  Berri North upper 1912  
  Blackwood 11 April 1883  
  Blackwood Railway 26 Oct 1883  
  Blanchetown North east 2 1865  
  Blinman North upper 14 January 1873  
  Blumberg North east   1867  
  Blyth North lower 26 Sept 1879  
  Blyth Railway Station Unknown Closed 1910
  Booleroo Centre North upper January 1887  
  Booleroo Raiway North upper 14 Apr 1910
  Bordertown South east 18 Nov 1879  
  Bowden 1st line 1856 Opened at the Railway Station.
  Brady Creek North lower 5 April 1924  
  Bramfield Western 14 Aug 1924  
  Brighton Southern 26 Sept 1880
  Brinkworth Apr 1898
  Bruce North upper March 1884  

 

C Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Calca   29 July 1979 PO opened 26 Apri 1911; RO July 1911; PO 1 July 1927; TO 29 July 1979.
30 kn SE Streaky Bay.
  Callington East 9 May 1874  
  Caltowie North upper 19 Oct 1877  
  Camden Park Nov 1915
  Cannawigara 20 Aug 1924
  Cape Borda Kangaroo Is. 16 Aug 1876 Changed to PO 1 August 1877 and back to TO 31 March 1917. Closed 31 January 1966.
  Cape Jervis Southern April 1873
  Cape Willoughby Kangaroo Is. 11 May 1880 PO 1 July 1883 but reverted to a TO 31 March 1917
and closed 5 September 1967.
  Carrieton North upper 1 December 1880  
  Charlotte Waters NT OLT 31 August 1872  
  Cheltenham Racecourse 31 May 1933 Closed 1964
  Clare North lower 20 January 1860  
  Clarendon East 6 June 1879  
  Claypans 15 April 1926
  Cockburn North upper January 1887  
  Colebatch South east 29 May 1963
  Comaum 29 April 1924
  Conmurra 6 January 1926
  Cook Railway Station 5 April 1931 Sundays only. Closed 1 May 1931
  Cookes Plains Railway Station May 1909 Closed 13 April 1911
  Coolcha 1 February 1952 PO 1 August 1914; TO 1 February 1952; closed 1 May 1955.
  Coonalpyn 29 September 1895 Closed May 1909
  Coondambo 13 March 1913 Not listed after 12 March 1915
  Coromandel Valley Southern 7 June 1879 Closed 31 July 1883
  Cowell Western 2 June 1885 Also referred to at Franklin Harbour
  Crystal Brook North upper 23 March 1877  
  Curramulka 13 October 1885 Western 79 miles
  Custon South east 20 February 1882 Closed 28 Mrch 1891

 

D Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Dingabledinga 3 October 1924
  Dry Creek North lower 1861 PO 21 Jan 50; closed 1857; (R) 1861;
  Dulwich 1 May 1919

 

E Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Echunga East 10 July 1873  
  Eden Valley North east 3 9 Oct 1876  
  Edithburgh Yorke 15 Sept 1876  
  Edward's Creek NT 1 Dec 1930  
  Elliston 13 August 1881 Port Elliston until 1881.
  Emu Bay Kangaroo Is. 5 January 1932 Closed 30 May 1955. Had first opeed as a RO 7 January 1911.
  Eudunda North east 1 14 September 1879 New office opened on 22 July 1879.
  Eurelia North upper March 1884  
  E-W Railway 376 mile Camp May 1918 See note about EW join
  E-W Railway 407 mile Camp (1) Dec  1918
  E-W Railway 407 mile Camp (2) 1 July 1921
  E-W Railway 447 mile Camp 17 May 1937

 

F Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Farina 28 September 1878 Northern 408 miles
  Farrell Flat North lower 1871 CN from Farrell's Flat about 1940.
  Forster   1 April 1971 PO opened 2 April 1898; RO 1910; PO 1 July 1927; TO 1 April 1971; closed 4 October 1971.
  Fowlers Bay Western 1 May 1877 CN from Port Eyre; PO opened 1 May 1865; closed 18 September 1967.
  Frances South east 1 January 1883  
  Freeling North lower   1861  

 

G Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Gawler North lower 13 April 1857  
  Gawler Racecourse North lower 21 January 1922 Only on selected race days.
  Gawler Railway (Station) North lower 1859  
  Georgetown North upper 15 December 1873  
  Gilles Plains 24 August 1926
  Gladstone North upper 6 June 1875  
  Glanville Railway Station May 1909
  Glen Boree Western July 1910  
  Glenelg Southern 3 September 1859  
  Glenroy East 10 December 1917 TG maybe Aug 1889
  Glossop 16 June 1923
  Goolwa Southern 1857  
  Greenock North east 2 March 1866 First Teleg Off opened in a room in the house of Louis Iverson.
  Green's Plains East Yorke 8 June 1881 TO Opened at Green's Plains but soon moved here
  Guichen Bay South east 21 July 1858 CN to Robe (Telegraph Office) in 1866.
  Gumbowie Railway Station 28 September 1895 Closed May 1909
  Gumeracha North east 3   1862  

 

H Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Hackham (1) Southern 30 December 1926  
  Hahndorf East   1864  
  Halbury North upper January 1907  
  Hallett North upper 13 September 1878  
  Hallett Railway Station North upper May 1909 Closed 18 May 1916 after a few closedperiods.
  Hamley Bridge North lower 1 January 1870 CN from Alma.
  Hammond North upper April 1884  
  Hanson Railway Station 28 September 1895
  Harben Vale South 3 November 1924  
  Hawker OLT 24 August 1880 CN to Wonoka on day of opening.
  Hindley Street Adelaide 21 July 1851 Various designations - replaced Adelaide Rail in 1965.
  Hindmarsh 1st line July 1884
  Honiton 8 October 1926
  Hoyleton North lower 12 December 1873  
  Hynam 1 June 1882 Eastern 233 miles Adelaide

 

I Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Islington Loco 28 September 1895 Latest listing as 12 March 1915
  Islington Railway 29 September 1895 Sub latest listing January 1911

 

J Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Jamestown North upper 5 May 1877  

 

K Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Kadina Yorke 5 September 1862  
  Kanmantoo East 2 September 1879  
  Kapunda North lower 1859  
  Kapunda Railway Station North lowe   1861 Probably closed in 1909
  Karte 15 October 1928
  Katherine OLT 22 August 1872 Amalgamated with PO on 1 April 1872.
  Ki-Ki 24 August 1917 Eastern 105 miles Adelaide
  Kilkenny (1) January 1891 Sub 6km Adelaide Tenders for P&T called 12 Jan 1901
  Kincraig South east July 1863  
  Kingscote 16 August 1876 Previously Nepean Bay.
  Kingston South east 2 October 1867 CN from Lacepede Bay.
  Kondoolka 3 January 1925 115km E of Ceduna. Spelling change in March 1925
  Kongal 20 August 1924 Eastern 200 miles Adelaide
  Koolunga North upper March 1884 Northern 117 miles Adelaide
  Koongawa 13 July 1953
  Koonunga 30 September 1926 Northern 54 miles Adelaide
  Kooringa North lower 25 January 1860 Northern 103 miles Adelaide
  Koopio   9 November 1948 RO 1 January 1908; PO 1 July 1909; RO October 1910; PO 1 July 1927; TO 9 November 1948; closed 1 December 1955.
  Kulkami 28 January 1927
  Kyancutta 19 June 1919
  Kyneton North east 2

 

L Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Lake Nash NT 5 Nov 1899
  Langhorne Creek East 5 Oct 1866 CN from Langhorne's Bridge
  Largs Bay 1st line 17 January 1883
  Laura North upper 22 Dec 1874 Northern
  Leigh Creek (1) Oct 1899 Northern
  Lobethal North east 3   1864 CN to Tweedvale 1918. £735 for new P&T in 1883
  Lochaber South east 21 June 1881 Near Narracoorte
  Lucindale South east 13 May 1878 Eastern CN to Tweedvale 1918
  Lyndoch North east 2   1866  

 

M Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Macclesfield East   1866  
  Magill North east 3 5 Aug 1880 Sub Adelaide
  Maitland Yorke 18 June 1877  
  Mallala Yorke 22 July 1880  
  Mannahill OLT Oct 1887  
  Mannum North East 3 3 Feb 1873  
  Manoora North lower 18 January 1870  
  Marble Hill East 3
  Marion Bay 1905 Western 138m Adelaide
  Marrabel North lower 27 Aug 1878  
  Mataranka (1) 23 Aug 1915
  McDonald's Hill 28 Sept 1895 Railway Teleg Office to 1912
  McGrath's Flat South east 20 January 1862  
  Meadows Southern     Tenders called for £730 on 31Dec 1883
  Melrose North upper   1866  
  Meningie South east 29 Nov 1873  
  Micham £774 for new P&T in 1883
  Middleton Southern 25 May 1877  
  Milang East   1865  
  Millicent South east 7 June 1876  
  Minlaton Yorke 15 March 1878  
  Mintaro (1) North lower 1870 Post and Telegraph office, CN to Merildin 1 July 1917.
SE of Clare.
  Mintaro Central North lower 21 Oct 1873 No postal until 1902 when combined with Mintaro (1)
  Mitcham 28 Aug 1882 Sub Adel
  Monument 20 June 1956 Closed 15 December 1979. TO only.
  Moonta Yorke 1865 NW 114 m Adel
  Morgan North east 1 17 Sept 1878  
  Morphett Vale (1) Southern 12 Nov 1883  
  Morphettville  £774 for new P&T in 1883
  Mount Barker East 31 May 1860  
  Mount Barker Junction East 1892 Railway Tel Office
  Mount Drummond Yorke 31 May 1934 TO opened 31 May 1934; PO 17 December 1934; closed 30 May 1986.
70 km NW Port Lincoln.
  Mount Gambier South east 1858  
  Mount Lofty East 14 March 1883  
  Mount Pleasant North east 3 1867  
  Mount Torrens North east 3 1867  
  Murray Bridge East October 1885  

 

N Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Nairne East   1860  
  Narracoorte South east July 1863 Known as Mosquito Plains until 1861.
  Narridy North upper 28 December 1877 Northern 218 m
  Noarlunga Southern 5 April 1866  
  Normanville Southern   1863  
  North Adelaide Suburban 24 March 1875 Opened on the premises of Mr. Watson in O'Connell Street. The charge will be 6/- for a 10-word message. "Residents in the nothern division of the capital will now be able to get their telegrams delivered as quickly as those in other portions of the city".
  Norwood Surburban 26 April 1875  
  Nullabor 5 July 1907 Changed to a PO 16 September 1915 but reverted to a TO 27 March 1923 and closed 13 July 1943.
  Nurioopta North east 2   1866 NE 47 miles

 

O Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Oodnadatta 8 January 1891 FN Northern 688 miles
  Orroroo North upper 11 November 1880 Northern 176 miles
  Outalpa Railway 28 September 1895 NE - towards Broken Hill
  Overland Corner North east 1 28 September 1875  

 

P Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Palmer North east 3 4 December 1873  
  Parachilna OLT March 1911 Relocated from Railway Station.
  Parkside 16 February 1885 Gazetted £450 for P&T Office 19 Aug 1891
  Payneham 2 November 1885 Sub
  Peake (1) OLT 23 August 1872  
  Penola South east 1860  
  Petersburg North upper 25 January 1881  
  Pimbaacla   8 July 1936 PO opened 1 December 1935; TO 8 July 1936; closed 31 July 1961. 77 km SE Ceduna.
  Pinaroo Far East March 1911  
  Pinaroo Railway Station Far East March 1910  
  Port Adelaide 1st line 1856  
  Port Adelaide Railway Station 1st line 1856  
  Port Augusta North upper 1866  
  Port Augusta Quarantine Camp North upper 10 April 1919  
  Port Augusta West North upper April 1885  
  Port Broughton North upper 23 March 1888 Northern 143 miles - line opened 5 March from Redhill
  Port Elliott Southern 1857  
  Port Germein North upper 13 August 1880  
  Port Lincoln Western 1 March 1876  
  Port Pirie North upper 10 October 1874  
  Port Victoria Yorke 14 February 1879  
  Port Wakefield Yorke 1867  

 

Q Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Quorn North upper 23 September 1880  

 

R Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Redhill North upper 4 January 1878 Line to Redhill finished 27 Decembet 1877.
  Redruth Telegraph North lower 1870 At Burra
  Renmark North east April 1890 Gazetted £650 extra for P&T Office 19 Aug 1891.
  Riverton North lower 8 June 1876 Ck an activity in 1864
  Robe See Guichen Bay.
  Roseworthy North lower 1861  

 

S Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Saddleworth (2) North lower 7 June 1877 Northern 68 miles - see note about name S. Central
  Saddleworth Railway Station North lower 18 January 1870  
  Saint Peters Sub January 1887  
  Salisbury North lower 1857  
  Saltia   23 August 1925 Closed 12 April 1951.
  Sedan North east 2
  Semaphore 1st line 1856  
  Smithfield 1859  
  Snowtown North upper 7 July 1880  
  Stansbury Yorke 31 March 1879  
  Stockport North lower 1 January 1870  
  Stockwell North east 2 16 March 1877  
  Stockyard Creek North lower 1 March 1882  
  Strangeways Springs OLT 22 August 1872  
  Strathalbyn East 29 June 1860  
  Streaky Bay Western 24 November 1876  
  Swanport East

 

T Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Tantanoola (2) January 1890 Eastern 325 miles Adelaide
  Tanunda North east 2 1866  
  Tarcoola Goldfields   6 October 1917 Changed to a RO 15 June 1922.
  Tarlee North lower 1 January 1870  
  Tea Tree Gully North east 3 20 May 1880  
  Teetulpa OLT January 1887  
  Terowie North upper 23 Aug 1880  
  Thebarton Sub November 1898  
  Troubridge Yorke 1882 Lighthouse into Spencer's Gulf.
  Truro North east 2 20 November 1866  
  Twenty-Two mile Camp NT NT May 1913  
  Two Wells Yorke 16 December 1874  

 

U Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Unley 11 October 1880 Sub

 

V Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Victor Harbor Southern 1865  
  Virginia Yorke 29 May 1877  

 

W Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Wallaroo Yorke 1863  
  Warooka Yorke 22 May 1879  
  Wasleys North lower 1 January 1870  
  Watervale North lower 1866  
  Waukaringa October 1890 Northern 234 m Adelaide - goldfields.
  Wellington East 1863  
  Wentworth NSW/SA North east
  Wilgena OLT May 1909  
  Williamstown North east 2 17 June 1880  
  Willunga Southern 1857  
  Wilmington North upper 21 March 1877  
  Wilson October 1886 Northern 264 m Adelaide
  Wirrabara North upper 14 April 1880  
  Wirraminna 12 August 1912 Northern 421 m Adelaide - latest date of listing.
  Wirrulla West 1 May 1914 Near Streaky Bay
  Wolseley South east May 1884  
  Woodside North east 3 1860  
  Woodville 1st line

 

Y Telegraph Office Line/Banch

Opened

Notes
  Yankalilla Southern 1862  
  Yarcowie North upper
  Yardea Western May 1897  
  Yarrowie North upper 24 August 1880  
  Yongala North upper 26 January 1881  
  Yorketown Yorke 2 July 1877 Formerly called Weaners Flat.
  Yunta North upper January 1887