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Mail Service Takes to Air in Northern Queensland

A look at the transition of mail delivery from horseback to aircraft in the remote areas of northern Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 107 | Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 4 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Last Mail Service to be delivered by horseback, replaced by aeroplane. Aerial outback, small township, Coen, near Gulf of Carpentaria. Mail man working on horseback delivering mail to group of Aborigines, meeting police patrol and gold prospector panning for gold. Nurse and patient on verandah of hospital, mailman gives medical supplies for delivery. Land Rover takes mail bags to aircraft, landing at cattle station, aboriginal people and farmers reading mail. Aboriginal woman giving sweets to child
Access No. 43432 | 4 mins 44 secs | 1950s | Qld, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |