Papers Past Access to 78 New Zealand Newspapers #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


The National Library of New Zealand,  has Papers Past which is its searchable website with over 150 newspapers from New Zealand and the Pacific.  Papers Past may be accessed at:


The National Library has released the data from 78 New Zealand newspapers all published before 1900.


Dataset is a data pilot where you can download the information from the pilot program.  More about this can be read at:


The data will be available for 12 months, and then after reviewing the pilot, they’ll decide whether to maintain, retire or expand the offering.


Access to historic newspaper data offers new opportunities for research into areas such as history, language, and global culture, and over the years, the Library has had several requests for access to Papers Past data to support such research.

The data has been released openly, so people can do anything they like with it (although they do ask people to please credit the source).


To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee