post office

Ann Petersen

Ann Petersen with the last post office car, possibly a Consul
Ann delivered telegrams for the post office

Elephants in Hastings 1967

Post & Telegraph Office in background

Norsewood Post Office

Photo caption – “Norsewood Post Office

Where Fay started working life”

Post Office

Hastings Post and Telegraph Office, corner of Queen and Russell Streets, Hastings

Opened 10 October 1932
Designed by Government architect, JT Mair

Post Office

Hastings Post and Telegraph Office, corner of Queen and Russell Streets, Hastings

Left side of road – Post Office; WA Williamson, GPO Bookshop, [?] Stationer, Lending Library; HB Poppelwell and Company; Maurice Boshier, Signwriter and Window Dresser; Ingram’s Groceries; Westerman’s across Heretaunga Street

Right side of road – advertising boards for Baird’s and Duco-a Ard [?]

Car number plates 70.301, 91.851, 91.465[?], 91.83[?]

Post Office

Post Office, corner of Queen and Russell Streets, Hastings

Street address 131 Russell Street North
New Zealand Historic Places Trust Register Category 2, Number 1087.
Built 1932 by HW Abbott
Architect – JT Main, Government Architect
Stripped Classical style; wrought iron above the doors with initials GvR, (George V Rex, George the 5th King)
At the time Queen Street traffic was one way (part of the “ring road”)
Currently (2015) the Hastings Health Centre

Post Office, Hastings

Official photograph

“The Post Office, Hastings, N.Z. “

Text on signs –

“QUEEN’S CHAMBERS

Seedsmen   A.W. KUMMER & CO.   Florists.”

Post Office Hastings 1902

Photo caption – “The Hastings Post Office (at corner of Queen Street and Russell Street) decorated for the coronation of King Edward [VII] in 1902.”

Post Office Hastings 1910

Hastings Post Office, 1910

Photo caption – “Driver of the front cab was a one-armed man named Willis, with O’Neill (standing) on vehicle behind. Hastings Post office is behind, with the Hastings ‘Standard’ newspaper office at left.”

Post Office Hastings 1912

Opening New Post Office – Hastings

Photo caption – “All Hastings was there when the new post office was opened in 1912. It was destroyed by the 1931 earthquake.”

Office of FC Hartshorn, Commission Agent , and Strand Fish Mart at right

Post Office, Hastings

Hastings Post Office

Post Office Hastings

Hastings Post Office, corner of Russell and Queen Streets

McCormick’s Livery and Stables further down Queen Street

Post Office Postcard

Postcard of Hastings Post Office

Clapham Series

Situated in Station Street (later changed to Russell Street North)
Built in 1910
Clock tower and masonry came down in the 1931 earthquake, killing senior Hawke’s Bay Tribune reporter AL Ryan
The new post office was rebuilt on the same site and opened the following year.

Signs on buildings and advertising hoardings –

“GRAND HOTEL
G.

Post Office Postcard

Postcard of Hastings Post Office

4133 P.C. Post Office. Hastings N.Z.

Muir & [and] Moodie

Old wooden Post office, 1896-1909, corner Queen and Station Streets
End of Station Street later changed to Russell Street
Situated across from the railway station for fast mail deliveries in and out of Hastings
Postmaster SF Hazard operated from the railway station from 1894 to 1895, until this single-storey wooden building opened on 1 January 1896.

Post Office Rear

Rear of Hastings Post Office on right

Post Office Savings Bank Counter 1957

Counter at Post Office Savings Bank, 1957

Post Office Savings Bank Counter 1957

Counter at Post Office Savings Bank, 1957, with displays for Blossom Festival

Post Office Staff

On rear of photo – “Hastings Mail Room”

Hastings Post Office, about 1960
Mailroom staff

Stan Harris left; Joseph O’Boyle centre front; Ron Warren 2nd from right front; Owen Sinclair 2nd row centre in dark shirt; George Lovatt 2nd from right 2nd row; Ron Ward “Kipper” 2nd row at left; Joe Stringer behind Ron Ward