Telegraph offices in Queensland.
Listing of Offices to about 1890.


 

A listing of Telegraph Offices in Queensland to about 1920 is shown below. Hyperlinks lead to further details about that office.

First letter of Office name. A B C D E F G H
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The tables can be copied into an Excel spreadsheet for further sorting and research.

The Telegraph offices in Queensland are listed alphabetically below. The type of office is coded as follows:

A Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Adavale Southern 10 September 1888 P&T  
  Albion       P&T  
  Aldershot Southern     P&T  
  Alice       P&T  
  Allora Southern 11 March 1872 P&T New P&TO in 1908
  Allora R.S.         Tenders for construction of P&T Office June 1882
  Alpha Southern     P&T ON
  Anakie Southern     P&T ON
  Aramac Central 16 January 1879 P&T  
  Archer Park, Rockhampton Southern 4 January 1900 TO  
  Ascot Brisbane Suburban     R&TO  
  Augathella Southern     P&T  
  Austral Downs       P&T On the Queensland telegraph line although located in Northern Territory. Mainly a telephone office.
  Avon Downs   16 February 1888 TO  
  Ayr Central     P&T  
  Ayrshire Downs       P&T  

 

B Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Bald Hills R.S. Brisbane Suburban     TO  
  Balfe's Creek Central     R&TO  
  Ballast Siding RTS   19 May 1898 RTS  
  Banana East coast 4 January 1865 P&T  
  Barcaldine Central 8 November 1886 P&T  
  Barcaldine R.S.   31 July 1888 RST An Official Station.
  Barronwater   10 February 1887 TO  
  Bauhinia Downs       TO  
  Beaudesert Southern 26 July 1886 P&T  
  Beaudesert R.S.   26 June 1888 TO An Official Station.
  Beenleigh East coast 28 October 1874 P&T  
  Beenleigh R.S.       TO  
  Bell Southern     P&T  
  Bellevue Hotel Brisbane 30 July 1888 R&TO CN to Alice Street in 1888.
  Bellevue Station       R&TO  
  Beta RTS       RTS Closed 28 May 1887.
  Bethania Brisbane Suburban     P&T  
  Biggenden Southern     P&T  
  Bigges Camp First line 1 July 1865 P&T CN to Grandchester
  Bingera RTS   4 August 1899 RTS  
  Blackall Southern 9 April 1877 P&T Jan 1878: proposed to construct a Telegraph Office and a Court House together.
  Blackwater Southern     P&T Closed and Comet opened 1 May 1878 (1879 Report, p. 2).
  Bloomsbury East (upper) 24 October 1866 TO  
  Blythedale         Closed 22 October 1880.
  Bogantungan Southern     P&T ON
  Boggo Road Brisbane Suburban     TO ON
  Bollon Southern 2 June 1884 P&T  
  Boolboonda Southern 1 February 1882    
  Boonah Southern 5 July 1899 P&T  
  Bororen RS Southern 12 October 1897 RTS Previously called Lagoon Creek.
  Boulia Central     P&T  
  Bowen East coast 20 October 1866 TO CN from Port Denison in 1865.
  Bowenville First line     TO Between Toowoomba and Dalby.
  Boynedale East Coast (via Maryborough)        
  Brisbane Brisbane CBD     CTO  
  Brisbane Railway Station (Roma St.) Brisbane CBD     TO  
  Brisbane Signal Station   18 June 1868 TO  
  Brisbane Valley Junction       TO  
  Brisbane Works       TO  
  Brisbane - George St. Brisbane CBD     P&T  
  Broadsound East Coast     TO AKA St. Lawrence.
Nov 1874 - tenders wanted for construction of a Telegraph Office
  Broadmount Railway   25 July 1899 RTS  
  Brookhill Central     R&TO  
  Brunswick St R.S.       TO  
  Bulimba Brisbane Suburban     P&T  
  Bulwer Brisbane Suburban     TO On Moreton Island
  Bundaberg East coast (Maryborough) 21 May 1874 T&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Bundaberg R.S.       TO  
  Bundamba Southern 22 May 1877 P&T  
  Burdekin Central 15 March 1869 P&T Opening may be just after
  Burketown Gulf line 18 October 1886 P&T Formerly Burke Town
  Burnett Heads Southern 26 January 1875 TO  
  Bustard Head Lighthouse East coast 24 October 1877 TO Lighthouse was constructed in 1868 - 1st in Qld.
1879 Report, p. 2 notes opened on 27 February 1878.

 

C Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Cabarlah       TO  
  Caboolture   26 July 1869 P&T Previously Cabulture.
  Caboolture R.S.       TO  
  Cairns Cape York 25 September 1878 P&T 1879 Report, p.2 notes opening as 22 August 1878.
March 1887 additions to P&T office In 1898 25,292 telegraph messages at Cairns
  Cairns R.S. Cape York 27 December 1888 TO An Official station.
  Caloundra       R&TO Closed 15 January 1887.
  Camboon Southern 4 January 1865 P&T Just below Banana,
  Cambooya Southern 30 March 1875 P&T  
  Camooweal Central April 1890 P&T  
  Cape Bowling Green   19 October 1878 TO 29 km north of Ayr. Closed in 1920.
  Cape Capricorn   1 September 1880 TO

First line from the Pilot Station was completed on 10 March 1875 (1875 Report, p1 Note 9).

75 km east of Rockhampton. Closed 1967.

  Cape Cleveland       TO  
  Cape Moreton Bris. Suburban 20 August 1864 TO Closed in 1956. Rated RRRR
  Cape York Cape York 18 August 1887 TO  
  Capella       P&T  
  Cardwell North (upper) 3 January   P&T Station erected in 1869.
  Cashmere Gulf line 23 October 1871   Closed 17 May 1881.
  Cawarral       P&T  
  Channing         Closed 1 December 1880.
  Charleville Southern 5 October 1874 P&T  
  Charleville R.S. Southern     TO  
  Charters Towers Central 29 December 1874 T&T March 1887 additions to P&T office
  Charters Towers R.S. Central   1888 TO  
  Chelmer       P&T  
  Cherry Gully Southern & Western Railway 8 December 1880 RTS Closed 16 May 1881.
  Childers East coast (Maryborough)   1873 P&T  
  Childers R.S. East coast (Maryborough) 4 November 1887 RTS  
  Chinchilla   18 January 1878 P&T  
  Clare       P&T  
  Clarke River     1879 TO 132 km NW Charters Towers.
TO: 1879; RO 1896; PO: 1909, Closed: 1971.
  Clermont North (upper) 16 October 1867 P&T Station erected in 1869.
  Clermont R.S.       TO  
  Cleveland Southern 23 February 1865 P&T Closed between 1 and 8 October 1880.
  Cleveland R.S.       TO  
  Clifton Southern 30 March 1875 P&T  
  Clintonvale Southern     TO  
  Cloncurry Central 27 August 1889 P&T Jan 1885 tender accpted for new P&T office £1155
  Cluden R.S.     1880 TO 8 km south of Townsville.
closed 6 August 1899;
PO: 1949; CN to Wulguru 1958.
  Coen Cape York 29 December 1886 P&T TO 1886; RO: 1888; PO: 1893.
  Collaroy   16 September 1874 P&T 100 km south of Mackay.
TO: 1874; PO: 1895; closed 1921.
  Colton RTS     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Comet   1 May 1878 P&T Opened on closure of Blackwater.
  Condamine Southern 17 November 1866 TO On Dalby-Roma line.
  Cooktown Cape York 25 April 1876 P&T Tenders called to construct a Telegraph Office called in November 1877.
March 1887 additions to P&T office
  Cooktown R.S.     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Coomera   23 April 1888 P&T Changed status to RTS.
  Cooran       P&T  
  Cooroy       P&T  
  Coorparoo R.S.       TO  
  Cordalba       P&T  
  Cootharaba   8 July 1878   Closed 1 October 1880.
  Copperfield   3 April 1872 (PO) Opening may be just after.
Closed 30 June 1886.
  Corinda       P&T  
  Creen Creek   3 January 1872    
  Cressbrook       P&T  
  Crow's Nest   17 October 1877 P&T

See 1877 Report, p. 2.
Made an RTS in 1887.

  Croydon Central 4 July 1887 P&T  
  Croydon R.S.       TO  
  Croydon Junction R.S.     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Cumberland       R&TO Closed 5 July 1899.
  Cunnamulla Southern 13 July 1885 P&T Extension from Charleville completed 1876-77.
  Cunnamulla Railway       TO  
  Currawildi   15 January 1878   Tenders for a new P&T office called in the Gazette on 14 September 1878.
  Curriwillinghi   17 October 1877    

 

D Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Daintree       P&T  
  Dakabin East coast       West of Maryborough.
  Dalby Dalby-Charleville 16 November 1863 P&T  
  Dalby R.S. Dalby-Roma 30 March 1875 TO  
  Dalrymple        

Extension from Charters Towers completed 1876-77.

Tenders for a new P&T office called in the Gazette on 14 September 1878. Tender let for new telegraph office Nov 1878.
Closed 21 December 1887.

  Dalveen       P&T  
  Dee River         Closed 3 June 1880.
  Degilbo       P&T  
  Dingo       P&T  
  Dinmore       P&T  
  Dirranbandi Southern     P&T Reopened on 5 October 1888.
  Donaldson       P&T  
  Donors Hill       P&T  
  Double Island Point     1880s TO 59 km north-east of Gympie.
Closed 1956.
  Drayton First line 15 October 1861 P&T Closed 20 August 1887;
reopened 3 September 1887; closed 31 August 1888.
  Dry River North (upper) 17 February 1879    
  Duaringa   26 November 1878 P&T  
  Dugandan   22 October 1887 RTS  
  Dulacca   19 March 1879 P&T  
  Dulbydilla       RTS Closed 17 September 1887.
  Dundathu   14 June 1877   Extension from Woody Island completed 1876-77.
  Dunwich Southern   1865 P&T On North Stradbroke Island.
  Durah East coast (Hawkwood) 4 January 1865 P&T Closed 31 August 1880.

 

E Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Eagle Farm Racecourse Suburban     TO During Race Meetings only.
  Eagle Junction       P&T  
  Eidsvold   5 March 1888 P&T  
  Einasleigh         Opened as a subsidiary to TO at Junction Creek August 1908
  Elliottown   22 July 1878    
  Elliott R.S.   10 January 1889 RTS An Official station.
  Emerald (Downs) Central 3 May 1879 P&T  
  Emerald R.S.       TO  
  Emu Creek   19 September 1877 TO  
  Emu Park R.S.   14 January 1889 RTS An official station.
CN from Hewittville.
  Emu Vale       P&T  
  Englesburg   10 July 1897 P&T  
  Enoggera RTS   24 July 1899 RTS  
  Ernest Junction       TO  
  Esk       P&T  
  Esk R.S.     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Etheridge Gulf line       CN to George Town (Georgetown).
  Eton       P&T  
  Eulo   23 May 1881 P&T  
  Exchange       P&T  
  Explosives       TO  

 

F Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Fairview Cape York 16 December 1887 TO Formerly known as "The Black Soil"
  Fanning       R&TO  
  Fassifern   12 September 1877 ?? Closed 10 July 1897
  Fernlees RTS   8 December 1886 RTS  
  Fernvale   20 May 1876. TO  
  Fernvale R.S.   1 Dec 1888 TO CN from Fernvale R.T.S.
  Five-Mile Camp   23 November 1877    
  Flat-Top Island   12 May 1877 TO

Extension from Mackay completed 1876-77.

7 km east of Mackay. Closed 1940.

  Floraville   15 October 1886 P&T  
  Fortitude Valley Suburban 7 August 1877 P&T  

 

G Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Gatcombe Head   20 January 1887 TO  
  Gatton Suburban

28 April

Re-opened in 1874.

1861 P&T Operated on first line but opened to public on 6 Sept 1861.
Closed in 1868 following the completion of the railway telegraph.
  Gayndah North (lower) 27 February 1865 P&T  
  Georgetown Gulf line 23 October 1871 P&T CN from Etheridge and George Town.
  Geraldton Cape York     P&T CN to Innisfail in 1911
  Gilbert River   3 January 1872 TO TO: 1872; RO: 1896; PO 1898. Closed 1965.
  Gin Gin East coast 1 May 1873 P&T  
  Gladstone East coast (Maryborough) 11 January 1865 P&T  
  Gladstone R.S.   2 July 1897   RTS  
  Golden Fleece   27 February 1865 TO Closed during 1868.
  Goodna (R.S.) First line 8 Nov 64 1864 TO CN from Woogaroo.
  Goode Island       TO  
  Goodwood       P&T  
  Goondiwindi Southern 10 June 1872 P&T Qld-NSW border town.
  Gordon Downs RTS       RTS Closed 30 April 1887.
  Gowrie Junction   30 March 1875 P&T  
  Gracemere       P&T
  Grandchester   21 May 1874 P&T CN from Bigges Camp.
Closed in 1868 following the completion of the railway telegraph.
Approximate re-opening date - between 15 April and 13 June 1874.
  Grantham       P&T  
  Greenmont R.S.       TO  
  Gregory   11 August 1887 RTS  
  Gundiah       P&T  
  Gympie East coast (Maryborough) 9 December 1868 P&T  
  Gympie R.S.       TO  

 

H Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Halifax       P&T  
  Hapsburg       T&TO  
  Harrisville   26 July 1877 P&T  
  Haughton       R&TO  
  Hawkwood North (lower) 4 January 1865 P&T  
  Helidon Southern 18 June 1868 P&T  
  Hendon   30 March 1875 P&T  
  Herberton Cape York 6 April 1887 P&T Tender accepted for construction of P&T Office with Theo. Tripke.
  Herberts Creek       RTS Closed 15 August 1887.
  Herbert River   26 January 1875 ??  
  Hidden Valley East Coast     TO Below Yeppoon.
  Highfields Southern 21 May 1874   Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Hillgrove   22 December 1887 P&T  
  Homestead       P&T  
  Howard RTS     1887 RTS An Official Station.
Closed 28 August 1897.
  Hughenden Central 31 July 1886 P&T Jan 1885 Tender let for £440 additions to P&T office
  Hughenden R.S.       R&TO  
  Huxley       TO  

 

I Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Ilfracombe Central     P&T  
  Indooroopilly       P&T  
  Ingham Central     P&T Tenders for quarters for P&T Postmaster June 1882
  Inglewood Southern 20 August 1872 P&T  
  Inkermann   15 March 1869   Probably a repeater station
  Innisfail Cape York 8 April 1885 P&T CN from Geraldton in 1911.
  Inskip Point   20 November 1875 TO  
  Ipswich First line 13 April 1861 P&T  
  Ipswich North       P&T  
  Ipswich R. S. First line 21 May 1874 TO Approx date - between 17 March and 13 June 1913.
  Irvinebank   29 September 1897 P&T  
  Isisford       P&T  
  Isis Junction   11 August 1887 RTS  
  Iveragh RTS   12 October 1897 RTS  

 

J Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Jericho       P&T  
  Jimbour   15 May 1878 P&T Closed 1 October 1887;
re-opened 13 August 1888.
  Jondaryan   30 March 1875 P&T  
  Junction Creek Gulf line 23 October 1871 R&TO CN from Rosella Plains. Tenders called for P&T May 1882
  Jundah       P&T  

 

K Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Kabra   2 August 1887 RTS  
  Karumba       P&T CN from Kimberley in 1887.
  Kamerunga (R.T.S.)   27 December 1888    
  Keppel Bay (Pilot Station)   11 Sept 1867 TO Feb 1874 annouced the pilot station was to have an addition to house the Telegraph Office. Jan 1878, improvements being made to Teleg Office, new P&T called 1886. TO closed in 1921.
  Kilcoy Southern     P&T  
  Kilkivan  

(at RS) 11 July

(new) 21 June

1878

1885

P&T Opened at Railway Station in July. Tenders for a new P&T office called in the Gazette on 14 September 1878 and in Nov 1878 tender let for new telegraph office
  Kilkivan Junction       P&T  
  Killarney   7 July 1887 RTS  
  Killarney RTS       RTS Closed 16 March 1887.
  Kimberley       P&T CN to Karumba in 1887.
  Kingsborough   10 July 1878    
  Kingston       P&T  
  Kuranda       P&T  
  Kynuna       P&T  
  Kyoomba       P&T  

 

L Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Laidley   21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Laidley R.S.       TO  
  Lake's Creek (R.T.S.)   26 April 1889 RTS  
  Landsborough       P&T  
  Langton RTS       RTS Closed 30 April 1887.
  Laura       P&T Closed 12 December 1887.
  Laura (R.T.S.)   29 January 1889 RTS  
  Leyburn Southern 10 June 1872 P&T  
  Lochnagar RTS   3 September 1897 RTS Closed 5 October 1897.
  Logan Village RTS   11 August 1886 RTS  
  Longreach Central 21 December 1891 P&T  
  Longreach R.S.       RTS  
  Lowood RTS   25 March 1887 RTS Closed 10 August 1886;
re-opened 25 March 1887.
  Lucinda       P&T  
  Lytton Suburban 1 June 1861 P&T  

 

M Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Macalister Sthn & Western Railway. 8 June 1880 P&T  
  McDonnell   25 August 1887 TO  
  Mackay East coast 24 October 1866 P&T Station erected in 1869.
  Mackay R.S.   17 May 1888 RS An Official Station.
  Mackinlay       P&T  
  Magazine Island   11 October 1888   Cleveland Bay.
An Official Station.
  Magnetic Island
(Quarantine Station)
  2 September 1886 TO TO: 1886; RO: 1900-1910 and 1912 to 1927; PO 1927. CN to Picnic Bay 1935.
  Manly       P&T  
  Marburg   1 September 1888 P&T Closed 1 February 1898 and transferred to being a Telephone Station.
  Mareeba RS Cape York     RTS Closed 11 August 1899.
  Marlborough North (upper) 19 May 1865 P&T Jan 1878 consid repairs to Teleg office
  Maroochie     1875    
  Maryborough East coast (Maryborough) 27 February 1865 T&T  
  Maryborough R.S.       TO  
  Mayne Junction       TO  
  Mayne RTS   13 November 1899 RTS  
  Maytown Cape York 25 April 1876 P&T Was to be called Edwardstown - P&T by 1880. Feb 1885 tenders called for new P&T office. Telegrah Office closed 2 October 1899.
  McDonnell     1880s   260 km NNW of Coen. Closed 1930.
  Mein Cape York 13 October 1886 R&TO Line finished on 13 October 1886 and new station opened 14July 1887.
  Meringandan       P&T  
  Miles Southern 22 August 1878 P&T On Dalby-Roma line.
  Miles R.S. Southern     TO  
  Millchester Central 28 November 1874 P&T TO closed 31 August 1888. Then PO only.
  Mirani       P&T  
  Miriam Vale Southern 21 January 1875 TO Building completed November 1874 (?).
Closed 21 October 1897 and transferred to being a Telephone Station.
  Mitchell Downs Central 5 October 1874 P&T CN to Mitchell. May 1877 tender called for new teleg office
  Mitchell R.S.       TO  
  Monkland       P&T  
  Montalbion         Closed 29 September 1897 and transferred to being a Telephone Station..
  Moonmera RTS   21 June 1898 RTS  
  Mooraree       TO  
  Moreton Cape York 1 September 1887 TO

175 km NNW of Coen.
TO: 1887; RO: 1896;
PO 1 July 1927; TO Sept 1961; Closed 28 Feb 1977.

  Moreton Island
(Southern End)
  14 April 1872   Ref: 1873 Report, p.1.
  Moreton Island
(Pilot Station)
Suburban 20 August 1864 TO  
  Morven RS     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Mount Britton         Closed 28 April 1887.
  Mount Charlton       ?? NW of Mackay.
  Mount Cuthbert Central       North of Mount Isa and Cloncurry. Opened as a Receiving Office in 1908; upgraded to a Post Office about June 1910; closed 31 December 1927. The Office at the Railway station opened in March 1917 and closed in March 1918.
  Mount McConnell   27 January 1888 P&TO 120 km SE of Charters Towers.
PO: 1866-68; TO: 1888; RO: 1896; PO 1927.
CN to Mount McConnel 1938.
  Mount Morgan Southern 18 March 1887 P&T  
  Mount Morgan R.S.       TO  
  Mount Perry   21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Mount Perry R.S.   6 August 1888 RS An Official Station.
  Muckadilla       P&T  
  Munbilla       P&T  
  Mungar   26 November 1877 P&T Closed 31 October 1880.
  Mungindi   9 May 1881 P&T Closed 7 October 1887; re-opened 19 December 1887.
  Murphy's Creek Southern 21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Musgrave Cape York 23 December 1886 TO TO: 1886; RO 1896; PO 1927; Telephone Office 1930 to 1956.
  Muttaburra Central 30 October 1881 P&T  

 

N Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Nambour       TO  
  Nanango       P&T Extension completed 1876-77.
  Nangwee Southern     TO West of Toowoomba below Dalby.
  Nebo   24 October 1866 P&T Formerly Fort Cooper.  Station erected in 1869.
  Nelson       P&T  
  Nerang (Creek)   6 February 1875 P&T  
  Nerang R.S.       TO  
  Newmarket RTS   24 July 1899 RTS  
  Nive         Closed 10 January 1887.
  Nive Downs   23 January 1876    
  Nobbys       P&T  
  Normanby R.S.   4 March 1889 P&T An Official station.
  Normanton Gulf line 3 January 1872 P&T  
  Normanton R.S.       TO  
  Norman Mouth Gulf line 3 January 1872   in lieu of Kimberley.
  Northcote         Closed 6 February 1887.
  North Bundaberg R.S.       TO  
  North Ipswich   12 April 1887 TO Closed 30 November 1888.
  North Pine R.S.       TO  
  North Rockhampton R.S.   14 January 1889 RTS  
  Norwood Central June 1881    
  Nudgee R.S.       TO  
  Nundah R.S.       TO  

 

O Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Oakey Southern     P&T CN from Oakey Creek in ??
  Oakey Creek Southern 30 March 1875    
  Olio RTS   7 September 1899 RTS Closed 10 November 1899.
  Oondooroo RTS   27 July 1899 RTS  
  Oxley (West)   23 October 1874 P&T CN from Oxley West in ??

 

P Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Palmerville Cape York 8 May 1876 P&T Tenders called to construct a Telegraph Office called in November 1877.
  Palmer Road RTS   28 March 1887 RTS Closed 5 July 1887.
  Park Road       TO  
  Parliament House Brisbane 1 January 1878 P&T Opened during sitting Session. Closed 1 August 1888.
  Paterson   25 August 1887 TO 44 km SW of Maryborough.
TO: 1887; RO: 1910; PO: 1927. Closed 1972.
  Peak Crossing       P&T  
  Peel Island       TO 8 km ENE of Cleveland. Closed 1956.
  Pengarry Junction RTS     1887 RTS An Official Office.
  Pentland       P&T  
  Petrie Terrace       P&T  
  Pialba       P&T Closed 18 October 1897.
  Pile Lighthouse     1880s TO Mouth of the Brisbane River. Closed 1956.
  Pimpama   2 December 1878    
  Pine Hill       P&T  
  Pine River (North) R.T.S.     1888   Pine River (North) changed status to RTS.
  Pinkenba RS   3 September 1897 RTS  
  Pittsworth       P&T  
  Point Archer     1880s TO 16 km SSE of Cooktown.
Closed (temporarily) 31 August 1887;
re-opened 5 March 1888. CN to Archer Point 1950.
  Port Alma       TO Closed 21 April 1887.
  Port Denison         CN to Bowen in 1865.
  Port Douglas Cape York 23 May 1879 P&T  
  Prairie RTS   29 December 1886 RTS  

 

Q Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Quarantine Station   10 March 1875 TO  
  Queenton       P&T  
  Queenton R.S.       P&T Made an ordinary telegraph station in 1887.

 

 

R Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Racecourse, Charters Towers   30 January 1878 TO Open only on race days
  Raglan   21 November 1878 P&T  
  Ravenswood Central 20 August 1872 P&T  
  Ravenswood R.S.       TO  
  Ravenswood Junction       P&T  
  Redbank       TO&R  
  Redbank Plains       P&T  
  Redcliffe       P&T  
  Redlynch R.S.   27 December 1888 RTS An Official station.
  Reid River R.S.   23 September 1880 RTS  
  Richmond   22 September 1886 TO CN to Richmond Downs 1888.
  Richmond Downs     1888 P&T CN from Richmond in 1888.
  River Dee   24 March 1872 TO  
  Rockhampton Southern 4 January 1865 T&T  
  Rockhampton R.S.       TO  
  Rocklea       P&T  
  Rockwood   19 July 1886 P&T  
  Rocky RTS       RTS Closed 28 May 1887.
  Rocky Creek   30 November 1874    
  Rolleston   19 April 1887 P&T  
  Roma Southern 17 November 1866 P&T  
  Roma R.S. Southern & Western Railway. 17 September 1880 RTS An Official Station from 1887.
  Rosedale       P&T  
  Rosewood   30 April 1877 P&T  

 

S Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Saltern       P&T  
  Sandgate Brisbane 3 March 1871   Closed 13 August 1897 and transferred to being a Telephone Station.
  Sandgate, R.S. Central       TO  
  Sandgate R.S.       TO  
  Sandy Cape     1915 TO Lighthouse 96 kn ENE of Maryborough.
Closed 1936.
  Sea Hill (Keppel Bay)   1 November 1875 P&T Quarantine Station
  Sellheim       P&T  
  Sherwood       P&T  
  Somerset Cape York 18 August 1887    
  South Brisbane Suburban 4 September 1877 P&T  
  South Brisbane R.S.       TO  
  South Passage Suburban   1873 TO Under construction in January 1873. Situated on Moreton Island. Closed 1922.
  Southport   15 October 1879 P&T See also the Pacific Cable office at Southport.
  Southport R.S.   23 January 1889 RTS An Official station.
  Spottiswood   23 January 1888 P&T  
  Spring Bluff       P&T  
  Springsure Southern 2 April 1872 P&T  
  Springsure R.S.       TO  
  St. George Southern 2 December 1874 P&T Feb 1885 tenders call for new P&T Office
  St. Lawrence East Coast 10 March 1865 P&T CN from Waverley and AKA Broad Sound.
Jan 1878 new Teleg office completed
  Stamford RTS   13 April 1898 RTS  
  Stanthorpe   19 August 1872 P&T  
  Stanthorpe R.S.   4 May 1881 RTS  
  Stamwell       P&T  
  Stewart's Creek R.S.   15 July 1897 RTS  
  Stockyard Creek          
  Strathpine R.S.   9 August 1897 RTS  
  Sunny Bank R.S.   21 September 1888 RTS Sunnybank RS closed 13 April 1887 then re-opened in 1888 as an Official Station.
  Surat   2 December 1874 P&T  
  Swan Creek       P&T  

 

T Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Tallebudgera       P&T Closed 31 December 1880.
  Tambo Southern 16 June 1874 P&T 1876 Report, p.1 notes line completed 26 August 1875.
  Tanby RTS   14 January 1889 RTS  
  Tangorin       P&T  
  Taringa       P&T  
  Taroom Southern 29 December 1865 P&T  
  Tate Cape York 15 May 1876 TO Tenders called to construct a Telegraph Office called in November 1877.
  Tenengering   1 May 1873    
  Tenterfield Repeating Station NSW        
  Tewantin   6 May 1875   Closed 4 February 1898 and transferred to being a Telephone Station.
  Texas Southern     P&T Qld-NSW border town.
  Thargomindah Southern 6 December 1881 P&T Feb 1885 tenders call for additions to P&T Office
  Thompson's Point     1915   25 km ESE of Rockhampton.
PO 1905 - 1908; TO 1915 - 1946.
  Thornborough Cape York 20 November 1877 P&T  
  Thursday Island Cape York 26 August 1887 P&T  
  Tiaro Southern 21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Tiaro R.S.       TO  
  Tolmie's Dam RTS       RTS Closed 28 May 2887.
  Toowong Suburban 11 October 1875   Telegraph Office replaced with telephone in ??
  Toowoomba First line 17 August 1861 P&T June 1878 Tenders called for P&T office
  Toowoomba R.S.   21 May 1874 TO Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Torbanlea   31 May 1888 RTS  
  Torrens Creek       P&T  
  Townsville East coast 15 March 1869 T&T Station erected in 1869. Jan 1878 plans for new £2000 Teleg Office completed June 1878 Tenders called for P&T office
  Townsville R.S.       TO  
  Tungamul RTS   23 January 1889 R&TS  
  Tweed Heads       R&TO  

 

U Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Urandangie Central 26 August 1890 P&T  

 

W Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Walkerston       P&T  
  Wallaroo RTS       RTS Closed 30 April 1887.
  Wallangarra RTS   15 February 1887 P&T Qld-NSW border town.
  Walloon   21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Wallumbilla       P&T  
  Walsh (River) Cape York 8 May 1876 R&TO Tenders called to construct a Telegraph Office called in November 1877.
  Walton       T&RO  
  Wamuran East coast (Maryborough)     P&T  
  Warra   18 October 1877 P&T  
  Warwick First line 22 October 1861 P&T  
  Warwick R.S.   30 March 1875 TO  
  Waterview North (upper) 3 January 1870   May 1877 tenders called and in Jan 1878 contract let for new Telegraph Office. Closed on 24 May 1881.
  Watten RTS   19 May 1898 RTS  
  Waverley East Coast 10 March 1865 TO CN to St. Lawrence.
  Wellington Point       P&T  
  West Leichardt       TO  
  Westwood East Coast 24 March 1873 P&T  
  Westwood R.S.       TO  
  Whitewood       R&TO  
  Windorah       P&T  
  Winton Central 12 February 1883 P&T  
  Winton R.S.   13 November 1899 RTS  
  Withersfield Central Railway 24 September 1880 RTS Closed 30 April 1887.
  Woodford East coast (Maryborough)     P&T  
  Woodstock       P&T  
  Woody Island East coast (Maryborough) 9 March 1869 TO  
  Woogaroo     1864 TO Named after the Woogaroo Sheep station established in 1841. Later called The Willows but the name Goodna was used from 1865 onwards.
  Woolooga RTS     1887 RTS An Official Station.
  Wooloongabba Suburban     P&T  
  Wooloongabba R.S.       TO  
  Wooloowin Suburban     P&T  
  Woombye       P&T  
  Wyandotte       R&TO  
  Wyandra RTS   3 July 1897 RTS  
  Wynnum       P&T  
  Wyreema       P&T  

 

Y Telegraph Office Region of Qld. Opening date Type of
Office
Notes
  Yaamba North (upper) 7 July 1874 P&T New Telegraph Office Jan 1878 but no funds allocated in 1874. Yaamba was closed but reopened on 1 September 1880, then abolished on 8 January 1881 and reopened.
  Yandilla       P&T  
  Yandina   21 May 1874 P&T Approx date - between 15 April and 13 June.
  Yangan   16 December 1887 RTS  
  Yeerongpilly       P&T  
  Yelvertoft Central     TO  
  Yengarie   3 November 1874 P&T Also spelt Yengarrie.
  Yeppoon   15 February 1887 P&T  
  Yeronga       P&T  
  Yuleba     1878 P&T Had originally mistakenly been spelt as Yeulba.