Queensland - Colonial: 1861-1900.
Ordinary rate delivery form: QC-DO-3.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: No form number.
ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH, QUEENSLAND in gothic font below Crest.
Message area: 60 boxes in 12 rows of 5.
Reverse side: 75 boxes in 15 rows of 5.
Colours (text & form): Black on blue (A) paper
or on grey-blue (B) paper.
Size of form overall: DO-1A: 237 × 210 mm.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:
Provenance: Dave Elsmore.

Allora to Brisbane.
10 November 1871.


  • printed on blue paper;
  • standard heading;
  • message area is boxed with 12 rows of 5 boxes on the front and 15 rows of 5 boxes on the reverse - giving 135 boxes for a message;
  • size is 237 × 210 mm.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DO-3A None. 10 November 1871 at Brisbane. RRRR