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Kaitaia Manual Telephone Exchange

Collection | Ref # A47 | Held by Far North Regional Museum/Te Ahu Heritage


Kaitaia Manual Telephone Exchange


The first Post & Telegraph office in Kaitaia was opened in 1881 and operated from the home of Mr R.H. Matthews. A first office was built at Griggs Cnr and the first exchange built in Commerce Street and run by Miss Sophia Matthews in 1914.

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Dates covered:

1914 - 1988
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