P&T Offices in the Central region.




See Telegraph Offices on the East-Coast lines.


Charters Towers.

The Telegraph Office opened on 29 December 1874.

In 1880, 13,892 messages were sent including 678 OHMS messages. The staff of the Telegraph section consisted of one Electric Telegraph Station Master, 2 operators, 1 line repairer and 1 messenger.

A description of the gold mining was published on 25 December 1886.

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The Telegraph Office opened on 27 August 1889.

In March 1907, a tender was announced for a new P&T office in Cloncurry for £1565.

Cloncurry of the Queenslander of 12 January 1889: an announcement in the Birth column that "KELLY.—On the 22nd December, 1888, at Post and Telegraph Office, Cloncurry, the wife of J. R. Kelly, of a daughter". Must have been between messages.

Cloncurry was a base for the Australian Inland Mission's wireless telegraph communication network.


Clonc Queen
17 October 1907.


The Post & Telegraph opened on 31 July 1886.

Hughenden Post &Telegraph Office 1918.
Source Queensland State Library QTH644.
  Hughenden Hughenden 1915


Ilfracombe is just east of Longreach. The tender to construct the new Post & Telegraph Office was let to Doyle and Gilbert at a cost of £978 10s in April 1900.



The Telegraph Office opened on 21 December 1891.

Longreach Post & Telegraph Office and Shire Hall (about 1920).

Mitchell Downs.

Mitchell Downs - renamed to Mitchell - is east of Charleville.

On 5 October 1874, the line was complete but it was not until 16 November 1878 that the Telegraph Office was opened. The Brisbane Courier of the 30th reported "Our new telegraph office is completed; as to situation and design, it is a mere matter of taste. However, the workmanship is good and creditable to the contractor. Mr. Scott, the telegraph master, inspected on the 14th instant, and took possession on the 15th. There is only one officer here and, as he has to do the duty of line repairer, the office is very often closed - to the inconvenience of the public".





The Post & Telegraph Office opened in August 1872.

Ravenswood Post & Telegraph Office about 1910.


Yelvertoft was a Post & Telegraph Office established on a very large homestead to the north-west of Mount Isa. Although in Queensland, it is one on many notable places whose nearest capital city is Darwin.

Yelvertof 1957
Yelvertoft postal date stamp.
27 August 1957.