Oamaru Mail

Newspapers

The Archive houses a fantastic collection of historical and soon-to-be historical newspapers. This comprehensive collection covers North Otago's day-to-day history from the 1870s to the present. The Newspaper collection includes:

Oamaru Mail
Physical copies of the Oamaru mail are housed at the Archive, The Oamaru Mail has been microfilmed up to 1939. Older issues are available digitally on http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

North Otago Times incorporating Oamaru Times and Waitaki Reporter, August 1864 - August 1879, October 1883 - July 1932
The North Otago Times was first published on 25 February 1864 under the title Oamaru Times and Waitaki Reporter, as a weekly paper. In 1876 it began daily publication which continued until its demise in 1932.
Issues are available digitally on http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz

North Otago Standard 1876 - 1878
Issues are available digitally on http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz