Kōrero: Mail and couriers

Mail by truck

Mail by truck

A huge pile of 112 mailbags weighs down this Albion truck, shown here in 1911, probably in Wellington. Motor vehicles were first used to transport mail in 1909. By 1913 all of Wellington’s mail was carried by motor and bicycle transport.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Gannaway Collection
Reference: 1/2-032912; F

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 - Mail in the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23053/mail-by-truck (accessed 17 April 2021)

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