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Heritage registered post on its way

A local mail and history enthusiast has been trying to get a 142-year-old pillar post box in Bassendean on the State Heritage Register for the past three years, but after the long wait it may be added in just a couple of weeks time.

Gerry Coleman has been fighting for one of just a handful of pillar post boxes still in working order in WA and says many well-known West Australian’s would have used the sturdy postal box.

Mr Coleman told 6PR Breakfast why it’s so important to retain this piece of history.

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