Homing Pigeons in New Zealand Communications

The early use of pigeons in New Zealand as a means of communication

This article on the early use of pigeons as a means of communication was written by the late Desmond Hurley, a renowned stamp collector from Wellington. Desmond's interest in the subject came from his original research into the Great Barrier Pigeon-gram Service and their stamps but he quickly realized that pigeons were more widely used in communication prior to the introduction of the telegraph.

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