Victoria.
Telegraph offices on the Wycheproof line.


Most development in this area took place after the railway line from Inglewood had been constructed from 1882.

Barakee.

The Telegraph Office opened at the Railway Station in January 1884.

A T.O. Barrakee date stamp was issued for use with telegrams.

Size: 27 mm diameter (has 3 mm and 2.5 mm side arcs).

Used: 15 September 1934 and 22 February 1948.

Rated: RR.

Barrakee 1947
3 October 1937.
Barrakee 1940
23 September 1940.
Boort.

The Telegraph Office was opened in July 1883 at the Railway Station with a separate Telegraph office opening in May 1884.


 

The Office was issued with a 1 hole Belt & Buckle date stamp.

Used in black: 21 August 1891 to 19 October 1891
(2 months only).

Size: ? × 27 mm (never seen complete).

Rated: RRRR.

Boort 1891
21 August 1891 (earliest recorded date).
Provenance: Hugh Freeman, Johnstone.
Charlton.

The Telegraph Office at Charlton East was opened in January 1878. A second office was opened at the Railway Station in July 1883.

 

Charlton 2
Charlton was the 5th Office to be issued with
a 1 hole Belt & Buckle date stamp.

Used in blue: 26 July 1882 to 1 August 1889.

Size: 27 × 38 mm (e = 0.70).

Rated: RRRR.

Charlton erd
26 July 1882 (earliest recorded date).

Glenloth.

The Telegraph Office opened at the Railway Station in November 1884.

 

Korong Vale.

Telegraph facilities were made available to the public at the Railway Station from 25 May 1882.

A Post Office was opened in May 1879.

 
Mysia.

Mysia is between Boort and Korong Vale.

A Post Office opened at Mysia on 6 June 1877 and it closed on 8 June 1895. Meanwhile a Post Office was opened at Mysia Railway Station on 5 November 1883 whch changed its name to Mysia on 25 October 1911.

The Telegraph Office at Mysia was then opened at the Railway Station on 25 October 1911. That operated as a separate office until it closed about 1916.

 

Mysia cover
Mysia to Melbourne
22 July 1919.

T.O. Mysia date stamp in black during first period.
Rare on cover.

The office was issued with a T.O. datestamp which was used:
  • with T.O. in black between 7 September 1912 and 9 October 1934 (rated R);

Diameter: 27 mm.

Mysia detail
T.O. Mysia in black (detail from the above cover).
22 July 1919.
Mysia 1914
T.O. Mysia in black.
22 June 1914.
  • in violet between 24 July 1924 and 16 December 1925;
Mysia
T.O. Mysia (in violet).
14 August 1924 (early usage).
On 1/- Kangaroo on Map
attached to a telegram piece.
Rated: R.
Mysia 1926 violet
T.O. Mysia (in violet).
20 February 1926.
  • with T.O. removed between 7 August 1936 and 7 February 1959 (rated R);
    Rated: Scarce.

  • with T.O. removed and a short date line between 10 August 1959 and 24 June 1960 (rated RRRR).
Mysia TO removed
Mysia with T.O. removed
and long date line.
24 October 1946.
Mysia 57
Mysia with T.O. removed
and long date line.
28 December 1957.
Late usage.

Wedderburn.

The Telegraph Office at Wedderburn was opened in February 1876. Until 1858, the town was known as Korong.

A Telegraph Office was opened nearby at the Wedderburn Road Railway Station in January 1884.

Other telegraph Offices were opened at Wedderburn Junction R.S. and Wedderburn R.S. about 1910. They closed in 1911 and 1916 respectively.

 

The Office was issued with a 1 hole Belt & Buckle date stamp.

Used in black: 16 June 1891 and 20 June 1892.

27 × 38 mm (e = 0.70).

Rated RRR.

Wedderburn
20 June 1892.
1892
20 ?? 1892.

Wycheproof.

The Telegraph Office was opened in October 1883 at the Railway Station while the Post Office was opened on 1 April 1884 to replace an earlier one serving the surrounding area.

The area around the town was renamed Moffat in 1883.

The Office was issued with a Belt & Buckle date stamp which was used in at least two if not three formats.

  1. It is thought a 1 hole format may have been issued but it has not been seen.
 
  1. a two hole format.

Used in black: 6 May 1890 and 1894.

Size: 28.5 × 41 mm (e = 0.72).

Rated: RR.

June 24
24 June 1892.
On a Parcel Bill.
Wycheproof
4 July 1892.
Detail from the form shown below.

Wucheproof Bill

Parcel Bill with a 4 July 1892 Wycheproof Belt & Buckle shown in detail above.

  1. a two hole format.

Used in blue: 6 May 1890 to 13 August 1890.

Rated: RRR.

Wychproof blue
6 May 1890 (earliest recorded date).
Wych June 23
23 June 1890.