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By Country News

Northern Victorian farmers are pretty creative when it comes to their letterboxes.

Microwaves, animals and birds feature in the ingenious variations developed by property owners.

According to Wikipedia, private letterboxes or mail slots did not become popular in most of Europe until the mid to late 19th century, although they were used in Paris from the late 18th century.

In 1849, the Royal Mail first encouraged people to install letterboxes to facilitate the delivery of mail.

Photographer RODNEY BRAITHWAITE captured a few local examples on a trip to the Numurkah area last week.