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Apiti post office (1 o 3)

Apiti post office

A post office was an important institution in the rural areas of colonial New Zealand. Settlers would get letters from overseas friends and relatives, pick up newspapers, and often share the news with their mates. In the early years of settlement at Āpiti the post office was just a simple wooden shack.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Edward George Child Collection (PAColl-3084)
Reference: 1/2-031965; G
Photograph by Edward George Child

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:

Jock Phillips, 'Country towns - Towns and the farm economy, 1870–1920', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19398/apiti-post-office (accessed 29 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008