Digitised Ellesmere Guardian now available

A happy function at Southbridge, the opening of a new recreation ground.
A happy function at Southbridge, the opening of a new recreation ground.

Great news for family historians, students and researchers – more of the Ellesmere Guardian has been digitised and can be viewed online at Papers Past.  This means papers from 1891 until 1945 can now be seen online.

This project has been a partnership between the National Library and Waihora Ellesmere Trust with financial assistance from Lincoln University Library, Christchurch City Libraries, Selwyn District Council, and the Ellesmere Historical Society.
Collated and curated by the National Library, Papers Past includes regional papers from all over New Zealand. Some key features include:

  • 63 titles, with more being added regularly.
  • Includes New Zealand’s earliest newspapers — the oldest listed is New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, August 21, 1839
  • Features full-page and article images plus a powerful keyword search engine.
  • Browsing lets you look at all the newspapers, starting with a year, a region, or a newspaper title.

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