Wednesday, 6 November 2013

On this day in 1882

Horse drawn coach and passengers, Athenree Post Office and homestead, Tauranga district, c. 1906
Image courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library
6 Nov 1882 - First coach trip from Grahamstown (Thames) to Tauranga.

Horse drawn coach alongside the Athenree Post Office and Athenree homestead, Tauranga district. Ref: 1/1-003810-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks to Ellen McCormack who has pointed out the following correction to the caption of the photograph:
    According to Adela's book [page 153 of the 1996 blue version] this photograph was taken in 1904 during a visit by Mr Reid (of the NZ Herald), his wife and a photographer, at the time the Stewarts were trying to sell their property.