Friday, January 30, 2015

Thames (NZ): Post & Telegraph Office Staff 1903

Over the years, the Thames Post and Telegraph Department has been an important employer in the town. Many Thamesites started work in the Post Office, later going onto work in other towns and receive promotions around New Zealand.
 
Below are the staff as at 1903, the photo taken outside the Post & Telegraph Office at Queen Street, Thames. The office was part of the Government building complex at the Grahamstown end of town.
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MEMBERS OF THE POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICE STAFFS, AT THAMES, AUCKLAND

Back row: A V PEARSE, J F CRAIG, T G SWINDELLS, H G SANDERS, H C BULL

Third row: F ARNS, H J PEARSE, J DAVIES, T E MULLINS, H MCDONNELL, A L H STOTT, J MCLEAN, R G MAY, C K EDWARDS, F L CUMMOLD, C H L MCLEAN, J E CHILDERHOUSE

Second row: W B TEASDALE, C W JANSEN, J THORPE, T AITKEN (chief clerk), W McHUTCHESON (chief postmaster late promoted to Timaru), H G TURNER (second clerk), E CLARK, J T W COLLIER, T F GIBBONS

Front row: W STEWARD, W SAWYER, M LANNIGAN, R QUICK, R JURY (messengers)
 
Source: Auckland Weekly News 12 NOVEMBER 1903  ' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19031112-5-1 '

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