Kōrero: Country towns

Kaponga post office (2 o 3)

Kaponga post office

The opening of the Kaponga post office is celebrated with fancy dress in May 1903. The community had cause for celebration. In 1900 there was a site set aside for the post office, but it was occupied by a dilapidated cowshed. When Postmaster General Joseph Ward visited in 1902, he received a deputation of locals. Within 15 months this ‘showy little building’, as the local newspaper described it, was opened.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-057120; F

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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/19400/kaponga-post-office (accessed 18 June 2021)

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