Kōrero: Mail and couriers

First New Zealand post office

The first post office in New Zealand was at Kororāreka (later renamed Russell) in the Bay of Islands. It is the small building second from the left along the waterfront in this 1845 painting; it shared premises with the local customs office and police station.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-010-022
Hand-coloured lithograph by George Thomas Clayton

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Tim Shoebridge, 'Mail and couriers - Beginning of the postal system, 1810s–1850s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/23039/first-new-zealand-post-office (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Tim Shoebridge, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010