Post Office

Welcome to the Post Office at the Helensville Museum. Do you remember those splotchy nib pens that kept your forefinger permanently blue?, postal notes?, or party lines? (if you don’t, then they probably aren’t what you’re thinking). Younger visitors might marvel (or giggle) at such primitive telephone equipment now that their tiny devices can be connected to anywhere in the world in seconds. But it worked fine at the time.

The time-line around the walls, illustrated with black and white photos, shows the advances made in the postal service from 1863, when John McLeod served as the first Te Awaroa’s (Helensville’s) Postmaster, to the present day Post Shop at PaperPlus.

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