Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki is supported by a number of organisations helping us to achieve our mission.  The F & E Rodie Charitable Trust have kindly sponsored the new ST ScanView III Microfilm scanner/reader for viewing, editing and interpreting old newspapers on microfilm.  Thanks to Martin Smith (pictured) and Sheryl Sporle-Fahey from New Zealand Micrographics (NZMS) www.micrographics.co.nz, we are now able to offer our customers this research service.  Contact the museum at museum@stdc.govt.nz or 0800 111 323 for a free test drive, you never know what you may find!

Thanks to the F & E Rodie Charitable Trust for funding this project.


Newspapers Available on Microfilm

Download these spreadsheets to search on titles we hold from the Patea Mail to Hawera and Egmont Star. Patea Daily Mail, Jan 4 1882 - Copy

Patea Mail Film Listing


Hawera and Egmont Star Film listing


Why use Papers Past?

The newspapers in Papers Past are a good source of information about the social and political events of the times. Researchers of family history and whakapapa (genealogy) will find the shipping news, births, deaths and marriages of interest. Advertising also features strongly. A range of South Taranaki newspapers are available on the site, making it a valuable source of information for researchers and general history buffs alike.

Search any of these Taranaki newspapers on Papers Past below:

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/hawera-normanby-star 1880-1924

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/opunake-times 1894-1949

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/patea-mail 1875-1941

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/stratford-evening-post 1911-1936

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/taranaki-daily-news 1900-1920

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/taranaki-herald 1852-1920