Above: Post and Telegraph Office in Queen Street, Thames. Photographed circa 1900 by William
Archer Price. (1)
The centre of the building has notices for the Lands Department, Government Insurance Department and a slot in the door labelled 'Telegrams'. There are at least two bicycles behind the fence - could they belong to a worker, or maybe the police. There are three white objects hanging around the side of the porch, are they a mailbag??? The picket fence is a classic for houses and buildings of the 1900s.
(1) : Post and Telegraph Office, Thames. Price, William Archer, 1866-1948 :Collection of post card negatives. Ref: 1/2-001551-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22797830