Overall content in Papers Past covers the years from 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand. And all of this content is fully searchable using a basic keyword search or a more advanced search option, which allows you to narrow your search down using dates and content type (e.g. articles, adverts).
Papers Past have recently added 40 years worth of the New Zealand Herald, covering the period from 1885 to1924. Content on the system starts in 1863, when the paper was established. Previous installments of digitised content, (as mentioned in blog post on 8 August 2013), took the reader up to 1864, so it is great to have to have the start of the 20th century added.
|Ref: 1-W625, Looking west from Queen Street up Wyndham Street showing the premises of the NZ Herald, 1925, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: 435-B5-231, showing the New Zealand Herald building in Queen Street, c. 1960-1979, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
Some interesting facts ... There is a long standing relationship since 1950s between the library and the NZ Herald to provide printed copies of the newspapers for the public to access. The NZ Herald reaches a milestone on 13 November 2013, when it will celebrate 150 years of publication!
Find out more about the Auckland newspapers on Papers Past and the wide range of local and national newspapers held in the heritage collections at Auckland Libraries.