Telephone box; Ministry of Works for NZ Post Office Wellington New Zealand; 1...


Telephone box

About this object

In the early days of telephones a timber and glass constructed phone box served the needs of an urban area. Apart from the telephone there was a telephone directory, pages often removed to provide note paper for writing down messages. The same phone box in its later days became an item for competition, how many people, teenagers in particular could get into one phone box.


Ministry of Works for NZ Post Office Wellington New Zealand

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Glass and timber

Subject and Association Description

Telephone box from central Stratford

Credit Line

Gift to TATATM

Object Type

Telephone box

Object number


Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Anna Brown 03 Nov 2019 23:08 PM,UTC

Can you tell me the paint colours to restore one of these please? I see this question has already been asked but I can't see a reply?

Andrew Jackson 16 Apr 2019 04:32 AM,UTC

I would like to know what is the name of the red and green paint used on the telephone boxes is please


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