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Old Temuka, South Canterbury

Otago Daily Times 31 January 1906
A remarkable instance of the ingenuity of postal officials was recently found in the delivery of a post-card at Temuka (says the Lyttelton Times). The card was posted in Christchurch, but the sender forgot to address it, and the only indication it bore as to its intended destination was the introductory ''Dear Myrtle'' and the postscript (ladies write postscripts even on post-cards). ''Please bring back with you two post-card views of Temuka.'' The postal officials correctly surmised that the card was to go to a young lady named Myrtle then presumably staying in Temuka. The card was safely delivered about a mile from the Temuka post office on the day after it was posted in Christchurch.

On the back of the card is 'Holwell Series' and other than 'Printed in Britain' gives no other info. Probably 1918.
Memorial Gates, King St.
Winchester Bridge, Post Office

Council Chambers, Courthouse, Technical School, R C Church, Presbyterian Church, Post Office
Publisher:- Gordon Series. Photographer:- E T

Main St. Temuka, looking South. Another on the Auckland City Library website.

Post Office, Temuka, 1918 Holwell Series

Muir & Moodie Postcards

Auckland Star, 8 October 1926, Page 9 OHAKUNE. Mr. E. North, of the local post office, has received notice of transfer to Temuka.

Post Office, Temuka

High and Primary Schools, Temuka

Maori School & Meeting House another photo

Temuka Railway Station on the right the goods shed on the left.

Looking from the opposite direction

Pioneer Obelisk, Domain, Temuka

Temuka is on the Canterbury Plains. A W. Ferrier photograph.

South Canterbury NZGenWeb Project