Story: Marlborough region

Pelorus Sound mail boat, 1959 (3rd of 4)

Pelorus Sound mail boat, 1959

As the mail boat pulls up at Te Rawa farm wharf in Wilsons Bay, on the Hikapu reach of Pelorus Sound, Neil Foote receives a package from the wife of the boat's skipper, Sonny Johnson. The Johnson family had the mail-delivery contract for the inner sounds from 1924 until the 1970s.

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Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Museum & Archives
Reference: 0000.900.1046
Photograph by Norman Brayshaw

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2021)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016