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Tallebudgera Post Office (former)

17 Trees Road, Tallebudgera

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Tallebudgera Post Office (2015); Heritage Branch Staff

Tallebudgera Post Office (2015)

Tallebudgera Post Office (2007); Heritage Branch staff

Tallebudgera Post Office (2007)

Tallebudgera Post Office (1890); unknown, held GCCC Libraries

Tallebudgera Post Office (1890)

Tucked away in a quiet back street in the village of Tallebudgera, is one of the oldest post offices in Queensland. Established when Tallebudgera was a Cobb & Co staging post, this relic of Gold Coast history began as a privately run post office in 1878. The village developed in the 1870s and included the Rose and Crown Hotel, a general store, blacksmith, wheelwright, stables and school. Expansion continued in the 1880s with the establishment of a police station, a Presbyterian and a Catholic Church. The post office was owned and established by Stephen Tobin. The fact that this building was never replaced by a more permanent, government building suggests that Tallebudgera was not deemed to be large enough to warrant a government facility. Nevertheless, the post office provided a number of services including a trunk line and telephone exchange, postal services, cash-on-delivery parcels, money order and savings bank services, payment of old age and war service pensions and telegraph by telephone. It continued to operate until 1958.

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Coordinates: -28.14160649, 153.42742443

Full details of this heritage-registered place are in the Heritage register.

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Last reviewed
1 July 2022
Last updated
28 February 2023