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Janet and Will Higham.; TC8411

Janet and Will Higham., TC8411
Name/Title
Janet and Will Higham.
About this object
The Highams were important figures in the early history of Huia. Will Higham was first Postmaster of Huia. When the mail arrived once a week Will blew a trumpet to let people know that the mail was there, so anyone who needed to reply to urgent mail could collect it and write the reply before the mail man left for the return journey to Avondale. In good weather the road was passable for a horse and gig; when the road was very muddy a pack horse with saddlebags was used.
Collection
Chappell Digital Collection
Object Type
Photograph
Object number
TC8411

Tags

Early European Settlers
Higham
History
Huia
Museum
Postmaster
Waitakere City
West Auckland


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