Story: Telecommunications

Women telegraphers (1st of 3)

Women telegraphers

These women messengers delivered telegrams in Wellington in 1918. From 1915 a large number of women became temporary telegraph workers while men were overseas fighting in the First World War.

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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Post and Telegraph, 1914–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

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