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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 41

Electric Telegraphs

Electric Telegraphs.

36. Telegraphic communication exists in Victoria between 257 stations within her own borders. Her lines are connected besides with the lines of New South Wales, and by means of them with Queensland and New Zealand. They are also connected with the lines of South Australia, and by their means with Western Australia and with the Eastern Archipelago, Asia, Europe, and America. They are likewise united with a submarine cable to Tasmania. In 1879 the miles of line along which poles extended numbered 3155, and the miles of wire 5736; the telegrams transmitted numbered 1,010,116, of which 284,317 were on Government business a considerable extension of the lines, as well as an increase of business, takes place each year.