Newspapers on speed

In case you haven’t heard and/or noticed, Papers Past has recently been updated with new titles and all existing titles have been fully digitised and are now searchable. What’s more, it’s also heaps (heaps I say) faster.

Included in the new titles is NZ Truth up to 1930, making it the most recent newspaper they have. Tacky as it seems, it’s one of those muck-raking papers that broke news in spite of itself. And as a muck-raker it’ll provide a rich source for social history.

The new titles are:
Ashburton Guardian
Ellesmere Guardian
Kai Tiaki: the Journal of the Nurses of New Zealand
North Otago Times
NZ Truth
Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle
Oxford Observer
Poverty Bay Herald
Victoria Times
Waikato Times

There’s more information at the National Library website. A wonderful resource just got even better.