Janet and Will Higham.; TC8411


Janet and Will Higham.

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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.

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