The Post and Telegraph Department at war

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by David Green and produced by the NZHistory team. It was commissioned by New Zealand Post. A key source was the annual reports of the Post and Telegraph Department published in the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. See also:


  • Elisabeth Airey, The taming of distance: New Zealand’s first international telecommunications, Dunmore Publishing, Wellington, 2005
  • Laurie Barber and Cliff Lord, Swift and sure: a history of the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals and army signalling in New Zealand, NZ Signals Inc., Wellington, 1996
  • Keast Burke (ed.), With horse and Morse in Mesopotamia: the story of Anzacs in Asia, Arthur McQuitty & Co., Sydney, 1927
  • Roy F. Ellis, By wires to victory: describing the work of the New Zealand Divisional Signal Company in the 1914–18 war, lst NZEF Divisional Company, Auckland, c. 1968
  • Howard Robinson, A history of the Post Office in New Zealand, Government Printer, Wellington, 1964
  • R.M. Startup and Edward B. Proud, History of the New Zealand military postal services 1845–1991, Postal History Publishing Co., Heathfield, East Sussex, 1992
  • A.C. Wilson, Wire and wireless: a history of telecommunications in New Zealand, 1860-1987, Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1994


How to cite this page

'Further information ', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 3-May-2016