Story: Mail and couriers

Mechanised mail sorting, 1980s (3rd of 4)

Mechanised mail sorting, 1980s

The first fully automated process for postmarking mail was introduced to New Zealand in 1988. This machine allowed a staff of three to process more than 20,000 letters an hour.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1988/1497/9
Photograph by Ian Mackley

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How to cite this page:

Tim Shoebridge, 'Mail and couriers - Mail in the 20th century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23059/mechanised-mail-sorting-1980s (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Tim Shoebridge, published 11 Mar 2010