Manhole covers: A walking history of Australia's telecoms

Dec 20, 2010

iTnews takes a walking history tour of Australian telecommunications using manhole covers located across Sydney. Have you seen an NBN Co cover yet?

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Post Master General (PMG) - When the colonies federated in 1901, the new Australian Federal government created the Postmaster General’s Department (PMG) to operate post and telegraph services.

Few people know what the PMG stamp on manhole covers in Australian streets stands for. PMG was Australia's first integrated national communications service and the origin of Telstra, Australia Post and part of the ABC. (Photo: Neerav Bhatt).  
 

Post Master General (PMG) - When the colonies federated in 1901, the new Australian Federal government created the Postmaster General’s Department (PMG) to operate post and telegraph services. Few people know what the PMG stamp on manhole covers in Australian streets stands for. PMG was Australia's first integrated national communications service and the origin of Telstra, Australia Post and part of the ABC. (Photo: Neerav Bhatt).

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