South Australia - Colonial: 1855 - 1900.
Delivery form: SC-DO-8.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
Wide heading around the Crest.
Message area: 32 boxes in 8 lines of 4.
Reverse side: Boxes 33 to 100 in 17 lines of 4.
Colours (text & form): Red on cream.
Size of form overall: 191 × 257 mm.
Size of datestamp box: 24 × 52 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

Adelaide to North Adelaide
(3 November 1900).


  • no printed names for either the sending or the receiving station.


A Memo is known written on this form with a Moonta squared circle date stamp dated 30 October 1902.

DO-8Ba SC-DO-8B.

Sydney to Adelaide
(octagonal date stamp of TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT
of 6 August 1894).


  • has printed sending station as SYDNEY and receiving station as ADELAIDE;

It is probable that a form was also printed in this format with the sending office being MELBOURNE but such a form is yet to be seen.



Reserved for form with printed MELBOURNE if located.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-8A 350,000 - 14.5.98. 3 April 1900 at North Adelaide. NC
  400,000 - 24.4.1902. 12 May 1903 at North Adelaide. NC
DO-8B 50,000 - 3.2.94. 6 August 1894 at T.O. Adelaide
(from Sydney).