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Trunk dialling facilities from Adelaide to Melbourne



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FOR P R E S S :

TRUNK DIALLING FACILITIES FROM ADELAIDE TO MELBOURNE

S t a t e m e n t b y t h e P o s t m a s t e r - G e n e r a l , The Hon. A l a n S. Hulme.

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t h e r e a f t e r , a l l A d e l a i d e s u b s c r i b e r s w ould h a v e S .T .D . f a c i l i t i e s

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. A d e l a i d e t o M e lb o u r n e s e r v i c e w ould b e t h e f i r s t o c c a s i o n on

w h ic h S o u t h A u s t r a l i a n s u b s c r i b e r s w ould b e a b l e t o d i a l

i n t e r s t a t e c a l l s .

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s t a r t e d l a s t m o n th . By 1975* t h e P o s t O f f i c e e x p e c t e d t h a t

66 p e r c e n t o f a l l t r u n k t r a f f i c i n A u s t r a l i a w ould b e

s u b s c r i b e r d i a l l e d .

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D ecem ber 2 0 . 1966 - P.M