In spite of today's sophisticated avenues of communication, post offices are still important places in most towns throughout Australia.
A bank of private mailboxes and a notice board stand at the entrance to the Mitchell Post Office. It is here that people pause to chat, hands clutching the all-important mail while they scan the noticeboard for any new announcement or article for sale.
Yes, people still write letters, and with eBay so popular now, post offices handle an ever-increasing number of parcels. Inside the post office, the staff are friendly and helpful, and no problem is ever too difficult to handle.
The Mitchell Post Office is here to stay.