1886 — Post & Telegraph Office — Ophir, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 06.611 E 169° 36.146
59G E 390061 N 5003859
Quick Description: The Ophir Post & Telegraph Office indicates the importance that this community had on the local region during the gold rush period. As the Otago Central Railway branch line pushed through the region it bypassed Ophir shifting business away.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 3/26/2010 9:00:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM8FMA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Ophir Post & Telegraph Office continues to operate as a post office and is owned by the New Zealand Heritage Places Trust. It indicates the importance that this community had during the 1870s and 80s. However, when the railway came through the valley it bypassed Ophir by two kilometers stopping at Omakau instead. Gradually Ophir's importance as a regional centre dwindled, however the solid built Post & Telegraph building stands as a reminder to the past. (visit link)
Year of construction: 1886

Full inscription:
1886 Post & Telegraph Office


Cross-listed waymark: Not listed

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