Western Australia- Colonial: 1861-1900.
Telegraph Offices on the WA to SA inter-colonial line.


 

Balladonia.

A Telegraph Office was opened in April 1897. This Office was upgraded to a Post & Telegraph Office in 1900.

It is reported that two formats of a rubber oval POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE date stamp were issued to the office .

  1. A RO2-P&TO date stamp:

Used:

Size:

Rated: RRRR.

Number in the Census: 0.

 
  1. a RO2-P&TO date stamp:

Used:

Size:

Rated: RRRR.

Number in the Census: 0.

 
Bremer Bay.

The Telegraph Office was opened 8 March 1876.

This Office was upgraded to a Post & Telegraph Office in 1895.

Bremer Bay
17 September 1910.

Esperance Bay.

The Telegraph Office was opened 8 August 1876.

It was renamed Esperance in 1895.

 

Eucla

The Telegraph Office in Eucla was opened on 8 December 1877. It was upgraded to a Post & Telegraph Office in 1895.

A personal account by Mr. F. G. Simmons was published in the Adelaide Mail of 4 August 1945.

See separate page.

Eyre.

A Telegraph Office was opened on 17 July 1877. It was upgraded to a Post & Telegraph Office in 1895.

The joint office was closed in 1927.

   
Israelite Bay.

The Telegraph Office was opened 5 December 1876.

On 27 September 1895 in the Legislative Assembly, the Director of Public Works (Hon. H. W. Venn) referring to item No. 174 (Israelite Bay Telegraph Station, £2,500), said "the proper name for the position of this station would be Point Malcolm and he moved that the words 'Point Malcolm' be inserted in lieu of the words 'Israelite Bay' ".

Is Bay 1907 Is Bay 1912

Ravensthorpe.

The Post & Telegraph Office was opened on 29 January 1901.

A rubber oval POST & TELEGRAPH OFFICE date stamp (RO6 - P&TO) was issued to the Office:

Used: 5 August 1909.

Size:.

Rated: RRRR.

Number in the Census: 1.

Ravensthorpe
5 August 1909.
On a postcard - see Prestige Philately Feb 2012 Lot 754