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Morse Inker Tape

From the Collection of Telstra Museum, Melbourne 375 Burwood Road Hawthorn 3122 VIC

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This tape is from the first telegram ever sent in Western Australia. This important event occurred on 21 June 1869. At this time the transmitted message was received on paper tape and later transcribed onto a telegram form for delivery. The original tape was presented to the Honourable Frederick Palgrave Barlee, Colonial Secretary of Western Australia, as a souvenir.
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30 Apr 2018 at 8:23AM