The last telegram?

It is turning out to be surprisingly difficult to work out when the last telegram was transmitted in Australia. The Powerhouse Museum suggests that it was in 1983. I received this telegram however from my cousin (and his wife, baby son and dog) in 1988. For a Gen Xer, there’s nothing like telling a young person that you remember telegrams to make you feel old.


I was a bridesmaid at my aunts wedding in 1990 and I had the job of reading telegrams from family in the uk, canada and NZ. so they were not domestic telegrams… but telegrams all the same!

Posted by Nicole on 30 March 2011 @ 4pm

Of course Uncle Halyer would send a telegram. That’s so him!

Posted by Meg R on 22 October 2012 @ 5pm

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