Papers Past

More than 4 million pages of digitized New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839-1948 and includes 132 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

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What This Free Genealogy Site Includes:

  • over four million pages of NZ newspapers and periodicals
  • publications dating from 1893 to 1948
  • 132 different publications for every region of NZ
  • collection of Maori newspapers from 1842 to 1935
  • new titles currently being added
  • search by date, region or title

Research Locations:

  • New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Wellington
  • Canterbury
  • Waikato

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