New South Wales - Interim period: 1900-1917.
Delivery form: NI-DO-1.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Has NSW Stores numbers on front and reverse.
Heading incorporates STATE AND INTERSTATE LINES but no reference to Australia.
Message area: 7 lines of 5 boxes.
Reverse side: 13 lines of 5 boxes (giving a maximum overall message length of 100 words).
Colours (text & form): Light red on pale yellow.
Size of form overall: 223 × 184 mm.
Size of datestamp box: 19 × 33 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:


NI-DO-1 NI-DO-1.

Geurie to Narromine, NSW
(24 December 1901).


  • has Stores number above "Office Stamp" of St. 637 and on reverse side above the top line of St. 627;
  • first line starting "TELEGRAM from..." finishes with "Station".


Narromine had only changed its spelling from NARRAMINE on 1 November 1900 so an early use of the new date stamp and in the year of issue.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-1. St 637. 24 December 1901 at Narromine. R