Kōrero: Transport – overview

The mail coach

The mail coach

In 19th-century New Zealand, Cobb & Co horse-drawn coaches transported not just people and goods but also information, in the form of mail. As this advertisement explains, the coaches connected with trains to ensure transport coverage in remote areas such as the West Coast of the South Island.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Canterbury Museum, Canterbury Pilgrims and Early Settlers' Association Collection
Reference: 1949.148.168

Permission of Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

James Watson, 'Transport – overview - Transport trends', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/24972/the-mail-coach (accessed 23 April 2024)

He kōrero nā James Watson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010