Located at 45 Bridge Street, the Eltham Post Office was designed by government architect John Campbell and built in July 1904 on land gfted by John Searle, licensee of the Central Hotel next door.

It was officially opened by Sir Joseph Ward on 25 May 1905 but had been operating since 12 September the year before, under the command of first Postmaster Fred Barnard from Naseby, Otago.

Eltham Post Office was closed in 1991 and has since been converted into a private home and holiday accommodation.

The building is listed as a Category 2 Historic Place with Heritage New Zealand and featured in the Eltham Heritage Inventory (2002).

Related Document:

Eltham Post Office Centennial Advertisement (1984)

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