Athenree Post Office (1900)
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In 1890 a post office was established on the Stewart’s property at Athenree. Adela Stewart writes, ‘On June 2nd he [Hugh] was appointed Postmaster at Athenree – salary £5 per annum – and immediately set to work to build a Post Office at his own expense’ (My Simple Life in New Zealand, p. 98).
Emily Surtees Photographic Collection. Photographer: Emily Surtees (nee Stewart) (eldest child of George Vesey and Margaret Stewart). Courtesy of Elizabeth Smith and Ellen McCormack. Text by Debbie McCauley. Tauranga City Libraries Image Number: 16-319 (Ref: Page 43, 001).