New Zealanders have always waited eagerly for their mail and complained when it was delayed. This letter appeared in the newspaper New Zealand Spectator and Cook’s Straits Guardian in February 1845. The writer is furious that after an unusually fast trip from England to Nelson, the ship Slains Castle did not unload its mail for Wellington (said to be one of the largest mail deliveries yet received) for several days. The ‘gross negligence of the Post Master at Nelson’ is blamed for this delay.
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Reference: New Zealand Spectator and Cook's Straits Guardian. 1 February 1845, p. 2
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