COUNTRY POST: Steve Taylor and Paul Kelly are the new owners of the Coraki Post office.
COUNTRY POST: Steve Taylor and Paul Kelly are the new owners of the Coraki Post office. Susanna Freymark

New post office managers thrilled by friendly face of Coraki

THREE months ago Steve Taylor and Paul Kelly were working for the government in Aboriginal communities in tropical Darwin.

Now they run the Coraki post office.and they have been impressed with the friendliness and have already received an award from the Pink Paper newsletter in Coraki.

"Everyone wants to say g'day,” Mr Taylor said.

"In the city you are a number.”

"People tell you all about the history,” Mr Kelly said.

The pair are in conversation with the Historical Society to create some postcards to sell in the post office.

A drawing by Bernard Walsh of the building is one possibility.

Drawing of Coraki by Bernard Walsh. Would it make a good postcard?
Drawing of Coraki by Bernard Walsh. Would it make a good postcard?

The previous owners ran the 1890s post office for 18 years.

Mr Taylor and Mr Kelly are keen for feedback on how to improve the post office.

They have been embraced by the community and donated $200 worth of colouring books and

pencils for prizes at the Coraki Christmas Carols last week.

Resident Linda Barney Dowell said, "They have already won Coraki.”

For more details. head to the Coraki Post Office Facebook page or phone 1800443930.



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