Saturday, 19 September 2015

List of Queensland Postal Receiving Offices (1869-1927)

A list of receiving offices and their date of operation between 1869 and 1927 compiled from Joan Frew's book: Queensland Post Offices 1842-1980 and Receiving Offices 1869-1927. Note, many of the dates are approximate. Each time a receiving office had a name change it is listed here with the dates it was open under that name.

Note that this list usually does NOT include receiving offices that at any stage were elevated to a post office.

And here is a contemporary account of how these receiving offices functioned: The original name for the town - now known as Winton - was Pelican Water-holes. Bob Allen, the first resident, whom I have mentioned, acted as post-master. The mail service was a fortnightly one, going west to Wokingham Creek, thence via Sesbania to Hughenden. There was no date stamp supplied to the office, but by writing "Pelican Water-holes" and the date across the stamps, the post mark was made, and the stamps cancelled. This was found to be very slow and unsatisfactory. (Reminiscences of Queensland 1862-1899 by W. H. Corfield, 1921, p. 39)


A


Aberfoyle July 1903 - January / February 1904
Abingdon 1893 - 1902
Agate Downs 1899 - October 1900
Airdale June 1911 - September 1912
Albilbah January 1904 - early 1920s
Albionville July 1890 - 1898
Alford 1887 - 1898
Allandale September 1885 - 1912 
Alligator Creek 1899
Alligator Diggings 1890 - 1892
Allingham December 1907 to March 1911
All Nations 1898 - March 1911
Alroy 1899 - May 1903
Anderleigh 1899 - early 1920s
Annie Vale 1891 - March 1915
Anthony 1899 - early 1920s
Antil Plains 1890 - June 1903
Appallan March - July 1923
Arabella 1895 - April 1903
Arcadia Downs 1893 - February 1908
Armstrong Creek 1905 - 1909 and March 1923 - 1927
Ashford Hill 1893 - March 1920
Ashwell 1888 - March 1915
Athol 1903 - March 1919
Atkinson's Lagoon 1910
Augustus Downs November 1882 - 1883
Authoringa 1891 - 1892


B


Babbiloora 1900 - February 1908
Bader's May 1910 - March 1915
Baffle Creek 1886 - 1898 and 1913 - 1920
Bailey's Creek December 1903 - July 1907
Balcomba 1891 - 1896
Balgownie 1895 - January 1903
Ballaroo 1894 - December 1905
Balnagowan 1880 - 1888 and 1892 - 1898
Ban Ban February 1904 - mid 1911
Baramba 1881 - 1921
Barnesmore 1899 - 1919
Barringha 1896 - early 1920s
Baxter's 1890 - 1891
Bear 1900 - January 1903
Beaudesert Station - 1882 - 1884
Beddome November 1909 - mid 1910
Bedford Creek 1894 - September 1903
Beechal October 1873 - 1880
Beecher September 1910 - the early 1920s
Beelbee 1923
Beeva October 1910 - March 1914
Belford 1910
Bella Vale 1896 - 1903
Belle Haven December 1911 - January 1912
Belli Park July 1910 - March 1915
Bellrose 1900 - 1902
Bellvale 1888 - 1896
Belmore 1892 - January 1909
Belthorpe 1912 - 1921
Bendena January 1904 - 1905
Benhue May 1904 - July 1907
Beranga 1896 - 1900
Berserker January 1904 - early 1920s
Bidwell September 1890 - August 1905
Bierbank 1895 - January 1910
Big Reef 1888 - mid 1914
Bigriggan January 1899 - early 1920s
Bimbah 1911
Bindle Creek 1896 - September 1906
Bingara 1911
Birracania 1902 - February 1903
Blackall Range 1887 - 1891
Blackfellows Gully 1888 - February 1892, June 1897 - January 1912, July 1912 - September 1927
Black Knob 1891 - 1892
Bloomfield January 1885 - 1900
Bluff Downs Gold Field 1888 - 1889
Boah July 1878 - September 1908
Boatman 1896 - 1897
Bobawaba December 1905 - April 1909
Bogandilla January - March 1919
Boggo Road July 1905 - July 1907
Bollier 1900 - 1915
Bollya Plains 1895 - 1900
Bompa November 1906 - November 1909
Bonaire January - March 1915
Bonna Vonna June 1888 - September 1904
Booie April 1890 - September 1906
Boolangalla 1900 - May 1907
Booloonoo September 1906 - mid 1912
Boolooroo November 1904 - October 1905
Boo-Mun November 1899 - early 1920
Boonara January 1880 - 1886 and 1892 - December 1906
Boonberry 1896 - June 1897
Boondanbilla 1882 - 1892
Boondooma 1900 - early 1920s
Boongarry September 1907 - early 1920s
Boonooroo 1900 - January 1903
Booroonby July 1909 - March 1912
Boortkoi 1925
Booval 1883 - 1912
Booyan 1886 - 1892
Borella March 1892 - 1898
Bowen Bridge 1869 - 1874
Braemar 1894 - 1898
Bray April 1904 - April 1905
Breakfast Creek 1889 - 1894
Brewery Creek 1899 - January 1910
Brighton Hills 1900 - 1917
Bringabilly 1886 - 1900
Bringabilly Creek 1900 - May 1911
Brookhill 1893 - June 1925
Brooklyn 1890 - April 1908
Brooyar November 1892 - 1901
Brovinia October 1888 - October 1889
Brucedale January 1885 - December 1888
Brunswick Street 1890 - 1893
Bucca 1884 - 1900
Bucca Crossing 1888 - 1890
Bullyard 1902 - 1913
Bum Bum 1889 - 1890
Bunburra 1885 - 1921
Bungeranna April 1906 - May 1909
Bungie 1890 - 1892
Bunkers Hill 1899 - 1921
Bunya Creek 1879 - 1897
Burgess Vale 1892 - 1893
Burgessville March 1907 - July 1908
Burlington 1884 - 1888
Burton July 1903 - 1915
Bustard Park 1886 - 1891
Butchers Hill November 1892 - December 1906
Byerwin 1895 - 1914
Byfield 1888 - 1889
Byromine 1897 - 1911


C


Cabbage Tree Reserve April 1913 - 1916
Cadell December 1906 - March 1912
Cadellgo February 1882 - August 1885
Cairdbeign School July 1903 - January 1910
Caldervale March 1884 - January 1886
Callide January 1889 - December 1909
Cambria Flat September 1888 - August 1889
Camden Park March 1904 - November 1908
Camoola 1896 - 1902
Campbell Town December 1888 - September 1891
Camp Oven Creek 1889 - 1901
Cannon Creek August 1892 - July 1911
Canobie 1894 - March 1915
Cargoon January 1886 - 1893
Carney's Camp March 1890 - 1892
Carney's Creek 1892 - March 1915
Carrington 1885 - March 1919
Carron 1888 - 1889
Carr's Camp 1888 - 1893
Cashmere 1895 - March 1918
Castlevale 1897 - mid 1915
Central Kerry 1891 - 1895
Chambers Flat January 1887 - March 1921
Charlwood February 1891 - March 1915
Charon's Ferry 1900 - mid 1915
Chaselton September 1874 - 1892
Chatfield Creek 1901 - June 1907
Chatsworth October 1888 - 1901
China Camp November - December 1913
Christianberg 1900 - 1901
Clarkeville January 1914 - March 1917
Clifford April 1903 - March 1915
Cliftonville October 1881 - 1892
Clive 1889 - 1895
Cloyne 1896 - December 1903
Clumber 1895 - mid 1911
Cluny 1883 - 1890
Coalbank April 1908 - March 1917
Coalbrook April 1890 - mid 1914
Coal Creek 1898 - March 1915
Cocklerina 1901 - November 1908
Cocoa Creek 1893 - 1896
Coleyville 1892 - March 1915
Collingwood 1885 - 1888
Colosseum 1900 - 1927
Columbra March 1887 - 1897
Comongin Woolshed January 1910 - mid 1915
Companion Creek 1881 - 1885
Connemara June 1883 -1887 and 1901 - November 1904
Continong October 1885 - 1890
Cooaga July - September 1913
Coolum 1892 - 1901
Coolumbulla 1886 - 1887
Coombabah May 1885 - 1889
Coomburrah 1896 - 1900
Coonieah 1901 - March 1919
Coonyan 1890 - mid 1915
Coopa 1892 - mid 1913
Cooranga October 1876 - September 1877
Cooroy West 1923
Coorparoo 1890 - 1893
Corduroy 1910 - April 1925
Cossart August 1907 - March 1917
Cossart's Mill 1901 - August 1907
Cowley July 1905 - December 1907
Craiglee November 1883 - 1886
Cramsie 1900 - 1903
Craventown 1888 - 1891
Green Creek 1883 - 1892
Cresselly August 1891 - August 1909
Crohamhurst 1900 - March 1918
Cromarty 1891 - 1896
Crosshill 1878 - early 1920s
Crowder's Creek January 1898 - 1902
Crows Creek 1900 - January 1909
Crows Nest 1895 - 1900
Croydon Station May 1889 - March 1915
Cuddungellah 1900 - November 1905
Curradine 1899 - mid 1910
Currigee 1891 - May 1908
Currumbin Creek 1899 - April 1927
Cutella May 1911 - early 1920s


D


Daandine 1896 - mid 1914
Dakavin 1903 - 1927
Dalgangal 1890 - 1901
Dalma June 1889 - 1895
Dargal Creek 1901 - April 1904
Dargalong 1891 - 1892
Darlington January 1888 - 1901
Darr Creek 1922
Deborah 1901 - early 1920s
Dee 1907 - March 1919
Deepwater 1894 - 1895
Dee Rush April 1904 - December 1906
Delta February 1910 - March 1915
Dennis Farm 1891 - 1892
Derrymore 1896 - March 1921
Devoncourt November 1886 - December 1888
Diamond Downs 1900 - 1901
Diddillibah January 1885 - April 1925
Dinnoowah 1899 - February 1905
Doctors Creek July 1889 - April 1908
Dolgo September 1903 - September 1904
Dolomite May 1917 - January 1924
Donnybrook 1900 -  1901 and 1902 - September 1908
Donnyville 1901 - 1917
Dooboon September 1903 - 1917
Doongmabulla 1881 - 1891
Dreghorn September 1902 - April 1907
Drumburle 1900 - January 1909
Drummers Creek 1880 - 1884 and 1895 - early 1920s
Dryfesdale 1898 - 1900
Drynan's 1880 - 1881
Dry River 1899 - 1919
Dubbo Downs April 1889 - May 1908
Duck Creek 1898 - June 1907
Duingal 1890 - 1918
Dunbar 1895 - 1900
Dundoo October 1885 - 1898
Dungeness 1880 - 1881
Dunkeld 1898 - July 1904
Dunwinnie February 1918 - April 1927
Durham Downs 1879 - 1892 and January 1905 - 1915
Durikai January 1909 - early 1920s

E


Earlsdon 1893 - mid 1915
East Darr 1882 - 1892
Eastern Boyne 1900 - August 1907
Eastern Creek July 1889 - 1895
Eastern Jetty Mid 1903 - 1908
East Haldon 1891 - 1914
East Prairie July 1880 - September 1908
Echo Hills August 1892 - September 1905
Edwardston 1898 - early 1920s
Elderslie 1888 - 1897
Electra 1880 - 1881
Elgin Downs 1878 - 1880

Elgin Vale January 1912 - 1917
Elsiebank May - September 1904
Emu Creek October 1909 - 1921
Emu Creek Station 1888 - October 1909
Emu Sand Hill 1896 - 1898
Enoggera Terrace 1892 - 1893
Eprapah Creek 1890 - 1915
Erinvale January - May 1903
Eskdale 1898 - 1901
Esmeralda 1893 - July 1908
Ethelglen 1890 - 1891 and November 1903 - September 1904
Eulbertie 1886 - 1900
Euligal 1900 - mid 1913
Eulolo 1895 - 1898
Eureka 1895 - January 1909
Euroberrie 1899 - Mid 1915
Evesham Hotel 1900 - early 1920s
Evesham Mail Stage 1898 - March 1903
Evlinton October 1885 - 1891
Exley 1896 - June 1905
Eyriewald 1899 - Mid 1910



F


Fair Creek 1892 - 1894 and 1900 - 1914 
Fairhill 1889 - 1891
Fairlie 1879 - 1880
Fairymeadow 1893 - 1914
Fanning 1900 - 1919
Far Fanning 1898 - 1900
Farnborough November 1890 - Mid 1911
Fassifern Valley 1910 - 1915
Fassifern Valley School September 1906 - 1910
Fernhill 1883 - 1911
Fifteen Mile 1884 - 1885
Fig Tree 1900 - 1920
Fig Tree Pocket 1878 - 1900
Filleigh 1886 and 1895 - 1901
Finlayson 1883 - December 1904
Fishery Locket 1894 - July 1907
Flaxton 1895 - 1927
Fortitude Valley 1871 - 1879 and 1886 - 1890
Fossilbrook Station November 1904 - January 1909
Fretwell Junction 1898 - mid 1912
Freidensheim January - April 1911
Fyrish 1899 - October 1900

G


Gamboola 1887 - 1900
Gap 1879 - 1881
Gentleman's Seat 1882 - January 1903
Gibihi June 1926 - 1927
Gibinbell 1925 - April 1927
Gilded Rose 1895 - 1902
Gillies 1900 - January 1903
Gillnockie July 1904 - June 1908
Gillston 1882 - March 1915
Gilveda 1898 - 1900
Gladfield 1888 - March 1913
Gladstone Road 1892
Glass Houses April 1890 - January 1907
Glenapp 1900 - March 1920
Glenbower 1896 - 1901
Glencliff March 1915 - April 1920
Glen Dhu January 1904 - 1908
Gleneagle 1887 - 1927
Glenelg 1896 - July 1913
Glenfern November 1906 - March 1914
Glenferna January 1904 - August 1906
Glengarry 1896 - January 1906


Golden Lane 1900
Gordon Lane 1900 - 1911
Greymare 1904 - 1926

Invicta 1897 - 1908
Iveragh 1902 - 1905

Jimbour 1900 - ?
Jimna 1891 - 1909
Kalapa early 1920s - late 1927
Kandanga 1895 - mid 1914
Kenmore 1887 - 1898 and mid-1913 - 1914
Labrador 1886 - 1887 and 1893 - 1915

Louisa Creek 1896
Moonmerra 1898 - 1927
Murgon 1904 - 1908
Tirroan 1897 - 1916
Walton 1888 - 1927
Wooloowin 1889 - 1927

Wutul 1913 - 1917

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