The Port Fairy mailbox

Back in 2018, I wrote how there was still an early Victorian short door mailbox still in use in Port Fairy.

At the time the mailbox was looking a bit faded and unloved, and in need of a coat of paint.

Well I was back in Port Fairy a few days ago and can report that the mailbox has a bright new coat of paint, including a touch of gold on the crown, rim, and door handle:

and that it is still in use.

If you look round the back at the base you can clearly see the manufacturer’s name – G Couch, Engineer, Alliance Iron works, Melbourne

as there is on all short door and long door mailboxes, as in the example in the Flagstaff Hill collection in Warnnambool

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