Story: Telecommunications

Post and telegraph office, Kāwhia

Post and telegraph office, Kāwhia

The post and telegraph office in Kāwhia opened in 1886. In 1900 the office may not have been a telegraph service, but it is likely that it included the local telephone exchange. Telegrams sent to an area without a telegraphist would be telephoned instead.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William Archer Price Collection (PAColl-3057)
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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Telephones, 1877–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

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