More NZPO training photos

In addition to Chris Underwood’s series on training for radio technicians, here are some other examples of training at the NZ Post Office.

Morse School at the Post Office training centre within the Trentham military camp, May 1948.

Morse School at the Post Office training centre within the Trentham military camp, May 1948. The people with an asterisk after their name went on to work in the radio sector. Standing at the back: Assistant instructor Jack Douglas (ex ZLW/ZLC/ZLB). Back row from left: Don George, Ken Eustace, Stan Allen* (ZLW), Bernie Harding, Ian Hudson, Tom Scott* (ZLD/ZLW/ZME). Front row from left: Des Dufty, Clyde Williams* (ZLW/ZME/ZMV/ZLC/ZKR-briefly 3 weeks 1955), Doug Pellow* (ZLB), Eric Bissett, Jack Gardner* (ZLW/Radio Section/RI NA), Lloyd Nelson. In front: Merve Walsh. Photo courtesy Clyde Williams. Click to enlarge.

Telegraph Training Auckland 1965

“February is not only back-to-school month for boys and girls. Many of our young officers, recent college and high-school leavers themselves, are also going back to school – the Post Office First Division Training Schools. The main group of schools is at Trentham, but there are some schools at Auckland and Christchurch. Young officers are seen here at work at the Telegraph Training School’s new premises at the Auckland Chief Post Office.”
Post Office News, Vol 5, No 3, 1965

Graham Horwarth, from the Christchurch Drawing Office, checks a point with instructor Roy Hughes

“Graham Horwarth, from the Christchurch Drawing Office, checks a point with instructor Roy Hughes…
Courses run from three weeks for the Postal School to 11 months for the Radio School. Most of the courses, however, last four weeks.”
Post Office News, Vol 5, No 3, 1965