Read 40 years of old Waihi papers online
About 40 years of the Waihi Daily Telegraph can now be read online.
Researchers from the Waihi Arts Centre and Museum Association have digitised missing editions published during World War II, between 1936 and 1941 and from 1943 to 1944.
It means that most of the newspaper’ editions between 1904 and 1944 can be read on the National Library of New Zealand’s website, Papers past.
The project is supported by the James Say Trust and Waihi Arts Centre and Museum Association Committee, which thanked the trust for their financial contribution.
The Waihi Daily Telegraph printed its first issue on March 1901 and covered a range of local news in the mining industry, Waihi Borough Council meetings as well as overseas cable stories.
Hauraki District Libraries funded the earlier editions between 1904 and 1909 before the museum researchers have digitised editions between 1918 and 1944.
Waihi Daily Telegraph edition of Monday August 30, 1943.