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31-August-2021
31-August-2021

Photographs supplied by Stephen Warren

The plaque commemorates the first mail delivery on horseback from Adelaide to Encounter Bay in 1839.

The first South Australian Post Office Act was passed in 1839, fixing the rates for postage, and the first ‘letter carrier’ was appointed the same year. The earliest mail deliveries to country places were carried by the Police to Willunga and Encounter Bay. 

 

Location

Address:Bay Road & Maude Street, Victor Harbor, 5211
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.562255
Long: 138.603671
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Colonial

Dedication

Front Inscription

          Commemorating
First Mail Delivery On Horseback 1839
ADELAIDE TO ENCOUNTER BAY
Re-enacted 21. 10. 1986

Truslove`s Store & Post Office
Erected In This Vicinity 1855

 

Source: MA
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