Story: Mail and couriers

Unusual letterboxes

Unusual letterboxes

As long as it’s a reasonable size and weatherproof, a letterbox can be made of any almost any material and in any shape. New Zealanders have expressed their distinctiveness through home-made letterboxes in a wide array of shapes, colours and degrees of sophistication.

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How to cite this page:

Tim Shoebridge, 'Mail and couriers - Mail in the steam era, 1850s–1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Tim Shoebridge, published 11 Mar 2010