Kōrero: Telecommunications

Telegraph Messengers (1 o 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.

Using this item

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.

All images & media in this story

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Business and cable networks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/22006/telegraph-messengers (accessed 19 August 2019)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010