Postcard, Post Office Wyndham; Universal Company, Dunedin; 1910-1920; WY.0000.12...

Name/Title

Postcard, Post Office Wyndham

About this object

This postcard shows the Wyndham post office which was built in 1910 and closed in 1989.

In March 1869, before the Wyndham township existed, Angus McKay was appointed postmaster. Mr Preston was appointed in March 1870 and in May 1870, Andrew Murray, the Mimihau schoolmaster, was appointed to the role. The Post Office was transferred from the Mimihau schoolhouse to Peter Fletcher's store in Wyndham around 1871. In 1910 a new post office and postmaster's residence was built by Adam Speden from Gore. It remained in use until 1989 when, under government restructuring, it was closed and replaced by a postal agency in Bullings' store, back where it had been more than a century before.

Maker

Universal Company, Dunedin

Maker Role

Printer

Date Made

1910-1920

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, Germany, Saxony

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card

Measurements

h 139 mm x w 89 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Subject and Association Keywords

Buildings and Structures

Object Type

documents

Object number

WY.0000.1258

Copyright Licence  

Public Domain Public Domain

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