New South Wales - interim period: 1901-1917.
Urgent rate delivery form: NI-DU-6.

General characteristics:

Heading and notes: Standard two line heading above URGENT TELEGRAM in smaller letters than previously.
Message area: 9 lines - faint and continuous on type A & B,
dotted black lines on type C.
Reverse side: Blank.
Colours (text & form): Black on dark pink with shades to bright pink.
Size of form overall: 170 × 209 mm.
Size of datestamp box: Varies across types.
Distinctive characteristics of this form:



Rialto, Melbourne to Sydney Telegraph Branch Sydney
6 March 1913.


  • has Form No. 144 in the top right corner;
  • 2nd sentence of text under URGENT TELEGRAM begins with a fancy wide A.
  • faint grey ruled lines.

The Post Office has added a D on the left side of this particulr form. Type DU-4 forms and DU-5A forms had the D printed to signify a terminating urgent telegram.


Windsor to Sydney
Telegraph Branch Sydney,
21 April 1914.


  • legs of M of TELEGRAM are splayed out;
  • no stock number;
  • normal A for "All" in 2nd line;
  • faint grey ruled lines.
Walker EU1 NI-EU-1.

Delivery envelope accompanying the above telefram form.

Note the two items are tied by the 751 on both.


Sydney to Wagga Wagga
7 May 1918.


  • has NSW stock number at right above dividing line (St 124);
  • black dotted lines in message area.

This telegram was printed on light pink paper.

See also Casualties of War.

Details of use and rarity.

Schedule number Earliest recorded date Rarity rating
DU-6A Form No. 144. 6 March 1913 at Telegraph Branch/Sydney, NSW. RRR
DU-6B None 21 April 1914 at Telegraph Branch, Sydney. RRR
DU-6C St 124. 22 October 1914 at Wagga Wagga. RRR