Friday, February 27, 2015

How valuable is the very first copy of the New Zealand Herald, from 13 November 1863?

Over the years, many people have claimed to have a copy of the very first New Zealand Herald.   As there are only two known full copies, one with the publishers and the other with the National Library in Wellington, any other copy would be extremely valuable.

How then, can they be sure if the copy is indeed an original from 1863?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

T.A. Bishop Stereographs

Today on Heritage et AL we are featuring the T.A. Bishop Collection of stereographs that are held at the West Auckland Research Centre. This collection consists of 767 stereograph cards from the early decades of last century.

These images provide a valuable record of the lives of early settlers of West Auckland in general and specifically in Titirangi. For instance, the Bishops attended the openings of the Upper Nihotupu Dam  and also the Titirangi Soldiers Memorial Church.