Story: Horses

The mail must get through

The mail must get through

River crossings were particularly susceptible to weather, with rain likely to turn streams into fast-flowing torrents. Here, a mail coach crosses the swollen Ōtira River in the 1880s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Post & Telegraph Collection
Reference: 1/4-019606; F

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - Transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19273/the-mail-must-get-through (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008