Kōrero: Marlborough region

Pelorus Sound mail boat, 1959 (3 o 4)

Pelorus Sound mail boat, 1959

As the mail boat pulls up at Te Rawa farm wharf in Wilsons Bay, on the Hikapu reach of Pelorus Sound, Neil Foote receives a package from the wife of the boat's skipper, Sonny Johnson. The Johnson family had the mail-delivery contract for the inner sounds from 1924 until the 1970s.

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Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Museum & Archives
Reference: 0000.900.1046
Photograph by Norman Brayshaw

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Transport and communications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31786/pelorus-sound-mail-boat-1959 (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016