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NEW ZEALAND - Postal History
1873 mourning cover with Chalon 1d brown x2 struck with fine '032' cancels & very fine 'NZ/KAWARAU/SP16/73' cds alongside (Wooders rated 7), to "Moke Creek PO/Wakatipu", large-part 'QUEENSTOWN' transit cds on the face, minor soiling & part of the flap missing. A rare domestic cover between two inland settlements on the South Island. Kawarau (Otago) renamed from Kawarau Junction 1.11.1864; renamed Cromwell 21.10.1873. [Alluvial goldmining. Kawarau also claims to be the world's first commercial bungy jumping centre. Moke Creek is known for gold & copper mining]
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