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Telegraph Office

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Physical description

Rectangular enamelled metal sign with a blue background and "Telegraph Office" in white lettering. There are six small holes along the edges and "J.Robertson Syd" is in the lower right corner.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of 87 items from the New South Wales historical section of Australia Post. The items range from furnishings that were used for the opening of the Sydney GPO in 1874 to telephones, signs, posters, and postal boxes. The material covers a period of over one hundred years of postal service in Australia.

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