Corners of Waimakariri: Rangiora’s First Post Office

Although it has had a bit added on to it and has been shifted from its original High Street site, this house in King Street is Rangiora’s “first” Post Office.

It was originally on High Street close to the current site.  Prior to that, postal facilities had been provided in Wilson’s store by the railway line, followed by Blackett’s store, more central on the north side of the street.

It wasn’t, therefore the first post office, but it was the first building dedicated to that purpose.

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