Posties of the West Australian Outback

Bill Collins’s Meekatharra & Marble Bar Royal Mail Truck bogged on its route, Western Australia, 1941.

Mail of the outback in the 1930’s – posted under a stone in the dust,or impaled on a station gate or a forked stick in the middle of a track. Some scratched in “infinitesimal calligraphy” on the back of a matchbox. Some written round and round with a nail in the grooves of the lid of a beef-tin. Others scratched with a penknife on bullock hide and bark. All delivered to the postmaster in his tin shack among the coongaberry bushes, to re copy and rubber stamp…..Bush Posties