Story: Telecommunications

Telephone song

Telephone song

Telephones were immediately popular. There was a light-hearted approach to their use, as this short article about a trial run between Napier and Waipukurau shows.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Evening Post, 4 March 1878,p. 2

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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Telephones, 1877–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022