Newspapers

By consulting the Union List of Newspapers preserved in libraries, newspaper offices, local authority offices and museums in New Zealand by D R Harvey, you will discover the newspaper that covers the time period you are interested in and their present location. Larger public libraries have copies or microfilms of newspapers dating back to the early days of settlement. Birth, death and marriage notices, obituaries and wedding reports are always well worth consulting. They may contain family information you do not know.