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Royal Visit Havelock

Royal Visit Havelock

Post and Telegraph Office in Lucknow Street, decorated for the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visit in 1920. The Staff are lined up outside the Post Office, which was opened on the 1st October 1863. The two signs directly behind the staff - one reads Office Hours and the other states; Money Order Office, Post Office Savings Bank, Government Life Insurance.The prince was 25 years of age at the time of this tour and the eldest son of George V who arranged for his son to visit the Dominions as a thank you for the support shown to Britain during the First World War. The prince's full name was Edward, Albert, Christian, George, Andrew, Patrick, David !


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.

Addressed To:
Dear Mr McKinnon
I hope you wont get too much of a surprise when you see where this card comes from but I feel called upon to offer you the hearty and warm congratulations of myself & staff on hearing of your well merited promotion which we were most pleased to hear of. We wish you the best of good luck, good health and every success in your new district - Salutations & fraternal Greetings
Roche Postmaster
Postcard Details:
New Zealand
Photographers Card ID:
No 2