Story: Telecommunications

Telegraph Messengers (1st of 4)

Telegraph Messengers

Telegraph boys often began working for the Post Office as soon as they left school, aged 14. This photograph was part of a government-produced series called 'Making New Zealand'. Although poorly paid, two or three years carrying telegrams was a standard beginning of a post office career.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Making New Zealand Centennial Collection (PAColl-3060)
Reference: MNZ-2107

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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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Business and cable networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

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