Story: Country towns

Kaponga post office (2nd of 3)

Kaponga post office

The opening of the Kaponga post office is celebrated with fancy dress in May 1903. The community had cause for celebration. In 1900 there was a site set aside for the post office, but it was occupied by a dilapidated cowshed. When Postmaster General Joseph Ward visited in 1902, he received a deputation of locals. Within 15 months this ‘showy little building’, as the local newspaper described it, was opened.

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Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Towns and the farm economy, 1870–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19400/kaponga-post-office (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008