Kōrero: Introduced land birds

Pigeon-post stamps (2 o 2)

Pigeon-post stamps

The stamps of the pigeon-post service to Great Barrier Island were the first airmail stamps in the world. The bottom stamp was for a similar service to Marotere Island in the Hen and Chickens group.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: MA_I.006721 (top); MA_I.006720 (centre); MA_I.006722 (bottom); ;

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Christina Troup, 'Introduced land birds - Pigeons and doves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/17141/pigeon-post-stamps (accessed 10 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015