Story: Mail and couriers

Masterton post office (1st of 3)

Masterton post office

The post office was the largest and most important building in many New Zealand towns. The imposing Masterton post office and clock tower, built in 1901, is shown here around 1910. Its high entrances allowed mail coaches to drive in to an internal courtyard.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Price Collection
Reference: 1/2-001559; G
Photograph by William Archer Price

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How to cite this page:

Tim Shoebridge, 'Mail and couriers - Mail in the steam era, 1850s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23050/masterton-post-office (accessed 21 January 2021)

Story by Tim Shoebridge, published 11 Mar 2010