Western Australia: 1869-1988.
List of Telegraph Offices to about 1900.


Note: as from 1 July 1927, all Receiving Offices (RO) were either upgraded to non-official Post Office status or downgraded to Telegraph Offices (TO).
Some dates do not reflect this change until a later time.

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

Emu Hill has the distinction of having the shortest operating life - just over 2 months

A Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Abbotts Mid West 17 August 1898 P&T
  Aberdeen Street
Suburban 1 April 1898 P&T (see Perth NW)
  Albany Southern 22 December 1872 P&T
  Armadale Suburban 1 September 1898 P&T
  Arrino Mid West 1 June 1874 TO Closed 31.5.80 then reopened 18.8.93 to close 30.9.98
  Arthur River Southern
(Wheatbelt)
23 November 1882 P&T Originally the 125 Mile.
  Ashburton
(see Onslow)
Pilbara 28 July 1885 P&T CN almost immediately to Onslow in 1885.

 

B Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Balbarrup Southern 29 February 1896 P&T CN from Blackwood Feb 1872 before telegraph
  Balingup Southern 24 March 1889 P&T
  Balla Balla Pilbara 21 October 1897 P&T Maybe closed in 1903.
  Balladonia ICL April 1897 TO CN from Ponton April 1897 before telegraph
  Bamboo Creek Pilbara 20 April 1895 P&T
  Bannister ICL 28 February 1881 P&T
  Bardoc Goldfields 10 July 1896 P&T
  Bayswater Suburban 1 August 1898 P&T
  Beaconsfield Southern 1 August 1894 P&T CN to South Fremantle 1.4.04.
  Berkshire Valley Wheatbelt 1 March 1874 TO Reopened 20 September 1894.
  Beverley Southern 6 December 1877 P&T
  Black Flag Goldfields 18 July 1896 P&T
  Blackboy Hill Suburban 29 August 1914 P&T CN to Greenmount.
  Bonnivale Goldfields 23 December 1897 P&T
  Boodarrie
(see Port Hedland)
Pilbara 17 August 1892 TO CN to Causeway Camp then Port Hedland.
  Boorabbin Goldfields 24 September 1894 TO
  Boulder Goldfields 12 April 1897 P&T
  Boyanup Southern 11 January 1898  
  Bremer Bay ICL 8 March 1876  
  Bridgetown Southern 30 November 1886   CN from Geejelup Feb 1872.
  Brisbane Street Perth Suburban 1 April 1898 P&T
  Broad Arrow Goldfields 16 July 1896 P&T AKA Kurawa.
  Broome
(Cable Station)
Kimberley 9 April 1889 TO  
  Broome
(see Roebuck Bay)
Kimberley   1892 P&T CN from Roebuck Bay.
  Broomehill ICL 5 August 1893 P&T CN from Eticup.
  Brunswick Southern 1 October 1896 P&T CN to Brunswick Junction June 1909.
  Bulla-Bulling Goldfields 10 July 1897 P&T
  Bulong Goldfields 1 February 1896 P&T CN from I.O.U.
  Bunbury Southern 27 February 1872 P&T
  Burbanks Goldfields 23 March 1900 P&T CN from Londonerry.
  Busselton
(see Vasse)
Southern 1 January 1893 Vasse cds used until 1906.

 

C Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Cape Leeuwin Southern 1 February 1898 TO
  Capel(see Coolingup) Southern 1 December 1897 P&T CN to Coolingup in 1898 and reverted in 1899.
  Carnamah Mid West 1 June 1874 TO
  Carnarvon Gascoyne 15 August 1884 P&T CN from Gascoyne 15.8.84 before telegraph.
  Causeway Camp
(see Boodarrie and Port Hedland)
Pilbara 9 November 1897 TO CN from Boodarrie 9 November 1897 and then to Port Hedland (28 Nov 1898).
  Champion Bay
(see Geraldton)
         
  Chidlows Well Wheatbelt 31 March 1897 P&T  
  Claremont Suburban     P&T  
  Coalville Southern 24 September 1898 P&T CN to Colliefields 1 January 1899 soon after the telegraph line was completed.
  Collie
(see Colliefields)
Southern 1 January 1900 P&T CN from Colliefields in 1900.
  Colliefields Southern 1 January 1899 P&T CN from Coalville 1899; CN to Collie 1900.
  Condon Pilbara 9 April 1889 TO
  Cookernup Southern 20 July 1897 P&T
  Coolgardie Goldfields 2 July 1894 P&T
  Coolgardie Railway Station Goldfields September 1895 TO Closed 19 May 1895.
  Coolingup
(see Capel)

Southern

1 January 1898 P&T CN to Capel 1899.
  Cossack Pilbara 17 November 1885 P&T Replaced North District.
  Cottesloe Suburban 22 November 1897 P&T
  Cuddingwarra Mid West 20 November 1895 P&T Originally called Dead Finish.
  Cue Mid West 12 November 1894 P&T CN from Cues Find 1894 (before Telegraph)
  Cunderdin Wheatbelt 1 July 1911 P&T  
  Curanup Southern 23 September 1929 TO 1 Nov 1929 only recorded date.

 

D Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Dandaragan Wheatbelt 15 August 1896 P&T CN from Yatheroo Sept 1896.
  Dardanup Southern 11 October 1895 P&T
  Day Dawn Mid West 15 November 1894 P&T
  Dellerton   16 August 1930 TO RO 1 February 1924; PO 1 July 1927;
TO 16 August 1930; closed 3 April 1949.
  Derby Kimberley 3 April 1889 P&T
  Diorite King Goldfields 17 July 1897 P&T Closed 1901 and reopened 1907.
  Dongara Mid-west 18 June 1874 P&T CN from Port Irwin in 1870.
  Donnybrook Southern 13 January 1898 P&T CN from Preston 13.1.98.
  Doodlakine Wheatbelt 8 November 1892 TO
  Dowerin Wheatbelt     P&T
  Dundas Goldfields/ICL 3 June 1896 P&T P&TO destroyed by fire on 19 May 1898 and not reopened. Norseman established subsequently.

 

E Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  East Fremantle Southern 1 January 1899 P&T CN from Plympton 1899.
  Edjudina Goldfields 11 November 1938 TO PO 2 December 1935; TO 11 November 1938;
closed 1 November 1940.
  Ellensbrook   1 January 1930 TO RO 15 October 1923; PO 1 July 1927, TO 1 January 1930; closed 24 June 1932.
  Emu Hill Southern 30 September 1943 TO RO 7 March 1912; PO 1 March 1922; TO 30 September 1943; closed 8 December 1943.
  Esperance ICL 1 January 1895 P&T CN from Esperance Bay.
  Esperance Bay ICL 8 August 1876 TO CN to Esperance 1895.
  Eucla ICL 8 December 1877 TO P&TO 1895.
  Eyre ICL 17 July 1877 TO P&TO 1895; closed March 1927.

 

F Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Fimiston Goldfields 1 January 1902 P&T
  Fitzroy Kimberley 1 September 1892 P&T CN to Fitzroy Crossing in 1907.
  Fitzroy Crossing Kimberley 1 January 1907 P&T CN from Fitzroy.
  Fortescue Pilbara 17 November 1885 TO PO 1904; Closed 13 June 1927.
  Fremantle Southern 21 June 1869 P&T
  Fremantle Railway Station Southern 19 August 1895 P&T
  Fremantle Town Hall Southern 1 August 1895 P&T

 

G Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Geraldton Mid West 5 June 1874 P&T CN from Champion Bay 1874 before telegraph.
  Gingin Wheatbelt 27 October 1876 P&T
  Goongarrie Goldfields 26 November 1895 P&T CN from 90 Mile when became P&TO.
  Gnowangerup Southern 25 June 1913 P&T  
  Grass Valley Wheatbelt 5 July 1900 P&T
  Greenbushes Southern 5 May 1891 P&T
  Greenough Mid West 5 June 1874 P&T CN from Greenough Flats 1.5.62 before telegraph.
  Guildford Suburban 23 December 1871 P&T
  Gullewa Mid West 2 September 1897 P&T
  Gwalia Goldfields 1 January 1903 P&T Opened as a Receiving Office.
No details about a Telegraph Office.

 

H Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Halls Creek Kimberley 1 September 1892 P&T
  Hamelin Pool Gascoyne 21 April 1884 TO
  Harvey Southern October 1897 TO  
  Hay Street East Suburban 1 April 1898 P&T CN from Perth East.
  Hay Street West Suburban 1 February 1900 P&T
  Helena Vale Suburban 12 April 1897 P&T CN from Midland Juction 1.5.95 and reverted 1901.
  Horrocks Mid West        

 

I Telegraph Office Line/Branch Opening date Type of Office Notes
  Israelite Bay ICL 5 December 1876 TO P&TO 1895.

 

J Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Jarrahdale Southern 11 February 1880 TO P&TO September 1882.

 

K Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Kalgoorlie
(see Hannans)
Goldfields 21 August 1894 P&T CN from Hannans 18.6.94 before telegraph.
  Kalgoorlie Railway Station Goldfields 31 October 1905 TO PO 1 July 1902; TO 31 October 1905; closed 1921.
  Kanowna Goldfields 23 January 1895 P&T
  Karridale Southern 11 April 1893 P&T
  Katanning Southern 4 August 1893 P&T Replaced Moojebup before telegraph.
  Kellerberrin Wheatbelt 1 September 1894 P&T CN from Kellerberin.
  Kojonup ICL 22 May 1875 P&T
  Kookynie Goldfields 22 August 1901 P&T
  Kurawa
(see Broad Arrow)
Goldfields 16 July 1896 Official name of Broad Arrow 1897-98.
  Kurnalpi Goldfields 24 February 1896 P&T

 

L Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Lagrange Bay Kimberley 9 April 1889 TO
  Lake Austin Mid West 8 October 1896 P&T
  Lanark   15 July 1929 TO Group Settlement 19. RO 1 July 1922; RO 1 July 1929; TO 15 July 1929; closed 1 June 1931.
  Laverton Goldfields 13 August 1899 P&T
  Lawlers Goldfields 30 August 1897 P&T
  Leederville Suburban 11 September 1897 P&T
  Lennonville Mid West 23 July 1897 P&T
  Leonora Goldfields 22 October 1897 P&T
  Londonderry Goldfields 2 May 1896 P&T
  Lyndon Gascoyne 1 January 1898 TO CN to Winning Pool July 1898.

 

M Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Malcolm Goldfields 1 January 1904 P&T CN from Mount Malcolm 1904 after the telegraph link.
  Mallina Pilbara 16 July 1896 TO Closed 9.3.99 see also Balla Balla for link.
  Mandurah Southern 22 December 1886 P&T CN from Serpentine 1.1.1865.
  Marble Bar Pilbara 25 August 1894 P&T
  Marradong
(Brook)
Southern 15 July 1895 P&T
  Maylands Suburban 30 April 1910 P&T  
  Meekatharra Mid West 25 February 1907 P&T An official Post Office had opened
on 8 January 1896.
  Menzies Goldfields 4 December 1895 P&T
  Merredin Wheatbelt 1 July 1912 P&T
  Midland Junction Suburban 1 January 1901 P&T CN to St Helena 1896 then reverted back to Midland Junction in 1901.
  Mingenew Mid West 20 September 1894 P&T
  Moora Wheatbelt 2 September 1896 P&T
  Morgans
(see Mount Morgan)
Goldfields 1 January 1909 P&T CN from Mount Morgan.
  Mornington Mills Southern 7 May 1900 P&T
  Mount Barker ICL 5 December 1873 P&T
  Mount Lawley Perth sub   1909 P&T  
  Mount Leonora Goldfields 22 October 1897 P&T Also known as Leonora.
  Mount Magnet Mid West 15 March 1896 P&T
  Mount Malcolm Goldfields 15 June 1897 P&T CN to Malcolm 1904.
  Mount Margaret Goldfields 17 May 1897 P&T
  Mount Morgan
(see Morgans)
Goldfields 10 August 1899 P&T CN to Morgans 1909.
  Mount Sir Samuel Goldfields 1 October 1900 P&T
  Mullewa Mid West 13 October 1894 P&T
  Mulline Goldfields 19 April 1901 P&T
  Mulwarrie (see Mount Higgins) Goldfields 19 April 1901 P&T CN from Mount Higgins.
  Mundabullangara Pilbara 1 May 1919   RO 16 July 1906; TO 1 May 1919; closed post-1969.
  Mundaring Suburban 24 October 1899 P&T
  Mundijong
(see Jarrahdale Junction)
Southern 1 January 1897 P&T CN from Jarrahdale Junction.
  Murgoo Mid West 16 December 1897 P&T Replaced Cheangwa before telegraph.
  Murrin Murrin Goldfields 18 March 1898 P&T

 

N Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Nannine Mid West 12 November 1894 P&T
  Narrogin Southern
(Wheatbelt).
8 August 1893 P&T
  Nedlands Suburban        
  New Norcia Wheatbelt 4 March 1874 P&T CN from Victoria Plains 4.3.1874
  Newcastle Wheatbelt 6 January 1872 P&T CN to Toodyay in 1910
  Newman Pilbara        
  Niagara Goldfields 13 July 1896 P&T
  Norseman Goldfields 7 May 1896 P&T A replacement for Dundas.
  North Fremantle Southern 13 April 1893 P&T
  Northam Wheatbelt 11 January 1872 P&T
  Northampton Mid West 5 April 1878 P&T CN from Wanerenooka before the telegraph.
  Nullagine Pilbara 8 February 1897 P&T

 

O Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Onslow Pilbara 1 January 1885 P&T CN from Ashburton in 1885.

 

P Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Paddington Goldfields 15 November 1897 P&T
  Palace Hotel 8 July 1897 P&T
  Peak Hill Mid West 10 October 1898 P&T
  Perth 21 June 1869 P&T
  Perth East Suburban 10 June 1895 P&T CN to Hay Street East 1.4.98.
  Perth North Suburban 1 February 1897 P&T CN to Brisbane Street 1.4.98.
  Perth North-West Suburban 14 August 1894 P&T CN to Aberdeen Street 1.4.98.
  Perth Railway Station Suburban 11 June 1881 TO P&TO 1.3.97.
  Pilbara Pilbara 2 January 1902 P&T
  Pindinnie Goldfields 1 April 1897 P&T
  Pingelly ICL 1 August 1893 P&T CN from Moorumbine after telegraph.
  Pinjarra Southern 17 February 1872 P&T CN from Pinjarrah.
  Plympton Southern 14 March 1898 P&T CN to East Fremantle 1899.
  Ponton (see Balladonia) ICL 1 December 1896 TO CN to Balladonia April 1897.
  Port Hedland Pilbara 28 November 1898 P&T CN from Causeway Camp AFTER Telegraph.
  Preston Southern 5 September 1892 P&T CN to Donnybrook 13.1.98.
  Princess Royal Goldfields 1 August 1903 P&T

 

Q Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Quindalup Southern 4 April 1893 P&T

 

R Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Ravensthorpe ICL/Goldfields 29 January 1901 P&T CN from Phillips River after telegraph.
  Redcastle Goldfields 1 May 1897 TO Replaced by Murrin Murrin.
  Reedy Mid West        
  Riverina     c. 1941 TO PO 12 June 1936; TO about 1941 (or 17 May 1948); closed 22 June 1950.
  Rockingham Southern 28 August 1993 P&T
  Roebourne Pilbara 1 October 1885 P&T
  Roebuck Bay (see Broome) Kimberley 9 April 1889 TO CN to Broome 1892.

 

S Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Salgash Pilbara 1 August 1898 TO Replaced by Warrawoona 22.9.98.
  Sharks Bay Gascoyne 15 October 1893 P&T
  Smiths Mill Suburban 12 March 1901 P&T
  South Fremantle Southern 1 April 1904 P&T CN from Beaconsfield 1.4.04.
  South Perth Suburban 7 November 1898 P&T
  Southern Cross Wheatbelt 4 February 1892 P&T
  Star of the East Mid West 23 September 1899 P&T
  Subiaco Suburban 15 July 1897 P&T

 

T Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Talga Talga Pilbara 27 April 1896 TO
  Tambourah Pilbara 6 December 1897 TO Replaced Talga Talga.
  The Granites Goldfields 10 December 1900 P&T CN to Yundamindera 1903.
  Toodyay
(see Newcastle)
Wheatbelt 1 January 1900 P&T CN from Newcastle in 1910 after telegraph.
  Toweranna Pilbara 12 July 1897 TO Closed 27 July 1898.

 

V Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Vasse
(see Busselton)
Southern 27 November 1872 P&T CN to Busselton 1893 when TO ceased.
  Victoria Park Suburban 1 December 1898 P&T

 

W Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Wagin Southern 3 August 1893 P&T
  Walebing Wheatbelt 12 August 1896 P&T
  Walkaway Mid West 9 May 1899 P&T
  Wallal Kimberley 1 January 1904 P&T
  Wandering Wheatbelt/Southern 20 September 1894 P&T
  Waroona Southern 17 July 1899 P&T CN from Drakesbrook before telegraph.
  Warrawoona ICL 22 September 1898 P&T
  Western Shaw Pilbara 15 January 1898 TO Closed 25 July 1898.
  Whim Creek Pilbara 15 October 1897 TO
  White Flag Goldfields 21 July 1896 TO Closed 23 December 1897.
  Widgemooltha Goldfields 18 October 1896 P&T
  Wiluna Mid West 5 November 1900 P&T CN from Lakeway before telegraph.
  Winning Pool Gascoyne 1 July 1898 TO CN from Lyndon.
  Woolgangie Goldfields 17 November 1895 TO Closed 17.12.95
  Wooramel Gascoyne 24 December 1897 TO
  Wyndham Kimberley 17 January 1893 P&T

 

Y Telegraph Office Region of WA Opening Date Type of office Notes
  Yalgoo Mid West 4 April 1895 P&T
  Yarloop Southern 1 June 1897 P&T
  York Wheatbelt 17 January 1872 P&T
  Yundamindera Goldfields 10 December 1900 P&T CN from The Granites early 1901.
RO 1 October 1913; TO 28 December 1924; closed at some time :)