C1872

Hall of the New Telegraph Office, Melbourne.

Rare engraving of the early telegraph in colonial Australia from the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News. The original Central Telegraph Office was situated at the north-east corner of William and Little Bourke streets, with subsequent services located at … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: IAN-VM-721010204A–229107
(C047)
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Hall of the New Telegraph Office, Melbourne.

Date:

C1872

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

202mm 
x 151mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hall of the New Telegraph Office, Melbourne. - Antique Print from 1872

Genuine antique
dated:

1872

Description:

Rare engraving of the early telegraph in colonial Australia from the original edition of the Illustrated Australian News.

The original Central Telegraph Office was situated at the north-east corner of William and Little Bourke streets, with subsequent services located at the Hall of Commerce in Collins Street, Flinders Street and from 1872 at the General Post Office. The technology provided new employment opportunities for women in the city as telegraph operators but was overtaken as telephone access spread in the 20th century.

Samuel Calvert (1828 - 1913)

Samuel Calvert (1828-1913) English painter and engraver who moved to Adelaide after his older brothers John and William migrated to South Australia in 1843. By 1850 Calvert had set up on his own account in King William Street then then moved to Melbourne as an engraver in 1853. He was a prolific and left a large body of work.

View other items by Samuel Calvert

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.