Pipiriki Post Office on Postcard

Pipiriki Post Office on Postcard

Pipiriki Postmark on Pipiriki Postcard

I have been looking for one of these for a long time. Pipiriki House was a hotel on the banks of the Whanganui River, 79 km upriver from Whanganui, providing accommodation for passengers travelling by river boat from Whanganui. Constructed 1899 – 1903 it burnt down 10 March 1909. It was rebuilt , and burnt down in 1959, never to be rebuilt again.

The Pipiriki Post Office opened 1/11/1896 and closed 31/7/1973. It was in the store of Mr. G. Manson. The mails arrived by river steamers and were distributed by Mr. Manson who was the local postmaster.

The postcard is postmarked 18 FE 07.

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