The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle

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The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle (also known as The Nelson [Daily] Examiner, was the first newspaper published in New Zealand's South Island. It was launched in 1842 by Charles Elliott (1811–1876), a few weeks after New Zealand Company settlers arrived in Nelson. In its early years the newspaper was criticised for its supposed lack of independence and for being merely a mouthpiece for the New Zealand Company.[1]

The newspaper folded in the face of competition in 1874.[2]

The paper began as a weekly, was published twice weekly from July 1854,[3] and went daily in July 1873.[4]

Digital copies of all issues are available online via the National Library of New Zealand.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Australian, 28 June 1845, p.4 [1]
  2. ^ a b The Nelson Examiner at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
  3. ^ Editorial leader, p 4 (and see also reader's letter on page 6) The Nelson Daily Examiner 24 June 1854, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
  4. ^ Editorial:To Our Readers, The Nelson Daily Examiner 2 July 1873, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand