Story: Rural services

Mail car (2nd of 2)

Mail car

A mail car is bogged down in mud on the Gisborne–Tolaga Bay road in the 1920s. Even with the advent of motor transport, poor roads still caused delays in the mail.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Mrs Fox Collection (PAColl-0848)
Reference: PAColl-5932-14

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008