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Otago postal history

“It’s a record of the postal history of post offices in communities when the post office was the social-contact hub of the community. So it shows the changing lives of our communities.” – Sharon Dell, Hocken librarian

### ODT Online Fri, 16 Dec 2011
Postal history research gift
By Nigel Benson
A postal delivery which took more than 40 years was given a stamp of approval in Dunedin yesterday. More than [70] supporters and staff of the University of Otago’s Hocken Collections attended a function for veteran Dunedin journalist, historian and publisher George Griffiths. Mr Griffiths spent more than half a lifetime deciphering the post code of provincial Otago post offices and recently donated his 84 volumes of research and photographs to the Hocken.
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