Australia - International: 1917-1988.
Cablegram delivery form: IAE-DC-1.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Form number E.T. No. 7.
Standard Commonwealth format.
Message area: Blank.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Black on cream.
Size of form overall: 193 × 222 mm.
Size of datestamp box: 28 × 46 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:

Noumea to Sydney
(rare one line Telegraph Branch date stamp of 9 October 1922).


  • has three boxes for transmission details under CABLEGRAM.


NOTE: Although the form refers to the PACIFIC CABLE, the Noumea cable was a separate line of communication.

Details about the Brisbane-Noumea cable are included elsewhere.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DC-1 None 9 October 1922 at Telegraph Branch, Sydney. RR