The telegraph was once an important means of communication in a land so vast. Nowadays it's shorthand for an execrable tabloid that wears its bias on its sleeve. But we don't need that when we've got the World Wide Web.
The first mail coach delivery was in 1806 and the postmaster general of the colony was ex-convict Isaac Nichols.
(Gee, I hope I got that right)
The first telephone exchange. Someone's just phoning it in.
Crowded round the box