Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Postal services: leaf postcard (1st of 2)

Postal services: leaf postcard

During the postcard mania of the early 20th century it became common for visitors to Paterson Inlet Post Office on Stewart Island to send leaf postcards such as this one, which was mailed, correctly stamped, to a correspondent in Nelson. The Post Office frequently announced that such mailings were prohibited, but they appear to have persisted for a number of years.

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - Stewart Island places: north and west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/37649/postal-services-leaf-postcard (accessed 11 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 13 May 2015