National Services Te Paerangi

Early Communication, Oxford Museum

Oxford’s first telephone exchange was sited at the Railway Station. The railway system has long since gone. It was manned by operators (no automatic exchanges then, as we know today). The callers connected by the operator to the line they wanted.

South Otago Museum

The heritage of the lower Clutha is a tapestry of stories relating to the ability to negotiate and utilise the Clutha (Matau-Au) River. These Historical fundamentals are reflected in the archives and artefacts housed in the South Otago Museum.