Glossary

Postie Kate and friends
Postie Kate and friends

Find out the meaning of words used on this website.

Bills:

Charges for services. Your parents might get their electricity bill or hot water bill in the mail.

Carried:

Moved from one place to another.

Cobb & Co:

A transport company that built coaches to transport mail and people.

Delivered:

Transported from one place to another.

Delivery centre:

The place where mail is sorted and grouped for delivery.

Horseback:

If you are riding a horse, you are travelling on horseback.

Interstate:

Mail that is sent from or to states within Australia. It might also be called "Domestic".

Locations:

Places.

Millions:

One thousand, thousand: 1, 000, 000.

Overseas:

Mail that is from or to another country. This might also be called "International".

Parcel:

Goods that are packaged or wrapped.

Postie:

Someone who delivers your mail.

Posting box (street posting box):

A box you put letters in so that they can be delivered.

Postmaster:

A man who was in charge of running a Post Office.

Retail outlet:

A shop.

Sorted:

A way of organising things so that you know which is which and where they need to go.

Steamship:

A ship that is powered by steam.

Telegraph / Telegram:

An old way of communicating where a message could be sent over long distances by electrical currents or Morse code. The message was often called a telegram.