Story: Rural services

Talking after church

Talking after church

People gather to talk after a church service at the Ngāhinepōuri hall, Waikato, probably in the 1940s or 1950s. News and information spread through country districts by word of mouth whenever people gathered for community events.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6539/A2207

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Getting news and information', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008