Reference

Canterbury Newspapers

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* Ashburton Guardian
Available online: 1 January 1887 - 31 December 1921 (2191 issues). Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. The 1870s and 1880s saw a flurry of newspaper publishing in Ashburton. First there was the Ashburton Mail, established in 1877 by Joseph Ivess, a prolific publisher of country newspapers. This was followed by the Evening Echo in 1878. The next year Ivess published the Evening News to help him in his bid for the Ashburton mayoralty. Charles Dixon and Horace Weeks, the owners of the Echo, now called the Ashburton Herald, started the Ashburton Guardian to oppose Ivess' ambitions. Ivess narrowly lost the election although it's not clear what, if any, effect the Guardian had on this.
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* Ellesmere Guardian
Available online: 3 January 1891 - 29 December 1906 (1158 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. Launched in 1880, the Ellesmere Guardian was the second newspaper published in the Ellesmere area,
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* Oxford Observer
Available online: 17 August 1889 - 31 August 1901 (472 issues) Every known issue of this newspaper is in Papers Past. The Oxford Observer began weekly publication in 1889. Also published as: Oxford and Cust Observer and Canterbury Liberal; Oxford Observer and Canterbury Democrat
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* The Press Christchurch
Available online: 25 May 1861 to 29 December 1928 (20192 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. The Press published its first weekly issue on 25 May 1861 - a six page paper every Saturday costing 6d - a decade after the Lyttelton Times made its appearance as Canterbury's first newspaper. But it did have the distinction, in March 1863, of being the province's first daily - 5,000 copies of the four-page paper were printed, selling for 3d a copy.
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* Star Christchurch
Available online: 4 May 1868 to 31 December 1914 (14589 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. The Star began publication as the evening edition of the Lyttelton times on 14 May 1868. Although subject to intense competition during the early decades of the last century the Star survived and continues to be published today as a biweekly community newspaper. Also published as: The Star, Sun, Christchurch Times; Christchurch Star-Sun
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* The Sun Christchurch
Available online: 26 February 1914 to 31 December 1915 (595 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. In 1912, Edward C Huie resigned from editorship of the Press Company's Evening News in Christchurch, frustrated that the proprietors were not interested in the young Australian's ideas about livelier journalism and layout. The Evening News' primary role was to carry news and advertisements too late for that day's Press. The 36-year-old Huie announced shortly afterwards his intention to launch a third evening paper, a competitor to the Evening News and the Lyttelton Times' Star.
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* Timaru Herald
Available online: 11 June 1864 - 31 December 1900 (9135 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. The Timaru Herald is the daily newspaper in Timaru. It has been published continuously since 1864, and was set up to promote the interests of Timaru and Gladstone districts against those of the Canterbury province to which they belonged. In the 1870s it was one of New Zealand's most important newspapers. Originally publication was weekly, and in 1866 the Herald became a biweekly.
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.
* Waimate Daily Advertiser
Available online: 28 May 1898 - 29 December 1900 (302 issues) Not all issues of this newspaper are in Papers Past. The Waimate Daily Advertiser began life as the Waimate Advertiser, a four-page weekly publication, on 28 May 1898. Editorially it aimed to be politically independent and described itself as taking an active interest in the social affairs of Waimate (in South Canterbury) and the surrounding district. The paper started publishing daily in 1914 and changed its name to the Waimate Daily Advertiser in 1916.
This fulltext collection is a part of Papers Past from the National Library of New Zealand.