Victoria - Colonial: 1854 - 1900.
Instructional marking - Urgent (or a variation).

In situations where a telegram had to be sent immediately, one of several annotations were used in the Colonies. Sometimes these annotations were made up in a local Telegraph Office.
In Victoria, the annorations included:


This annotation appears to have been used in only a fewOffices. One such was on a delivery form (VC-DO-6) for a message sent from Melbourne to Richmond on 4 March 1873.

VC-DO-6: Delivery form for a message from Melbourne to Richmond on 3 March 1873.

Has two instructional annotations:

  1. RUSH across the Crest at the top;
  2. OHMS at the left below the heading.