Story: Country towns

General post office, Hāwera (3rd of 3)

General post office, Hāwera

In larger country towns like Hāwera, the post office was one of the most dignified buildings, and was usually on the main street. In many cases it also had a prominent clock.

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How to cite this page:

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/19401/general-post-office-hawera (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008