Story: Rural services

Transporting mail (1st of 2)

Transporting mail

Men inspect damage to a cart carrying mail to Slope Point, Southland, in 1910. The combination of horse-drawn vehicles and bad roads made transporting mail between settlements a slow and difficult business.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, George Bull Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural services - Communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008