The logging along the river can be visually seen in this image. The Pelorus River was originally known as Te Hoeire by local Maori after the first canoe to travel to the South Island. The river flows east until it enters Pelorus Sound at Havelock. The valley was the site of a massacre of Ngati Kuia and Ngati Apa Ki te Ra To by Te Rauparaha. European exploration and exploitation was begun by Lieutenant Chetwode of HMS Pelorus in 1838, who named both the river and the sound after his vessel.
Havelock Pelorus River
Below you will find the message written on the back of the postcard. In the event we have duplicates of the same postcard, multiple messages may be found below.
Visited Easter 1919