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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4

[postage and telegraph fees]

The newspaper postage difficulty in the Australian colonies is to be settled at last, the N.S.W. Postmaster-General having signified his intention of imposing a halfpenny postage-rate, as is done in the other colonies. This is the only practicable solution.

Great Britain has somewhat tardily followed New Zealand in the matter of telegraph money orders, but charges a more reasonable commission. For a single pound the fee is the same—fourpence—in addition to 9d for a repeat telegram; but the fee on a £1 order is only one shilling, In New Zealand, in addition to the shilling for the telegram, the sender would be charged a fee of 3s 4d.