Tuesday's Tip: Getting the News

Many of the customers coming to the Research Centres are aware that we hold copies of the New Zealand Herald, Auckland Star and London Times on microfilm but how many of you reading this know that we have Musical Times and Singing Class Circular (June 1844-1926) or the Weekly Graphic and Ladies Journal (31 May 1890-25 June 1913)?

We have reasonable sized runs for some of the titles held while others may only cover a few issues, months or years such as the Kawhia Settler and Raglan Advertiser (19 July 1902-18 June 1904) and The Mail (Thames) 26 March 1870.

The collection includes the following Māori titles:-

Te Karere o nui tireni (Māori Messenger) Jan 1842-Mar 1844
Te Karere Maori (Māori Messenger) English & Maori (two issues only)
Te Manwhiri Tuarangi and Māori Intelligencer English & Māori (31 May 1860 only)

Many local newspaper titles are held at the Research Centres such as North Shore Times, North Harbour News, South Auckland Courier, Howick Times, Western Leader, West Weekly, East and Bays Courier and Central Leader to name a few and these are generally in “hard copy”.

Auckland Libraries, Sir George Grey Special Collections, 4-7356
All of the titles held at Auckland Libraries can be found on our catalogue but a member of staff can assist you if you are unable to locate a particular title.

We also have a number of indexes of birth, marriage and death notices for overseas newspapers on the shelves and there are also digitised versions of newspapers available through the Digital Library section of our website; most of which you can view from home (there are only a few titles which you cannot view from home if you are not a member of the Auckland Libraries).

Do have a look as you may be surprised as to what we have in the collections.


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2 Responses to “Tuesday's Tip: Getting the News”

  1. Kia ora Marie,
    Lovely to see this contribution from you. It was great to see the inclusion of the Māori newspapers and I applaud your efforts in ensuring that this collection which is somewhat under utilised is brought to the fore. Just a couple of tweaks:
    • Te Manwhiri Tuarangi and Māori Intelligencer English & Māori (31 May 1860 only)
    should be written as Te Manuhiri Tuarangi source: http://www.nzdl.org/gsdlmod?a=p&p=about&c=niupepa&l=mi&nw=utf-8
    I realise that this is probably an error on the catalogue and nothing to do with you but just thought I should point it out. Secondly, for those of you who don't know there is a Māori newspapers website, which has a great collection which is word searchable. See link at: http://www.nzdl.org/gsdlmod?a=p&p=about&c=niupepa&l=mi&nw=utf-8.
    Love the blogs, keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks heaps for your input Anahera :-) We'll see what we can do about getting a correction.

      Kind regards Seonaid


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