The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle
The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle (also known as The Nelson [Daily] Examiner, was the first newspaper published in New Zealand's South Island. It was launched in 1842 by Charles Elliott (1811–1876), a few weeks after New Zealand Company settlers arrived in Nelson. In its early years the newspaper was criticised for its supposed lack of independence and for being merely a mouthpiece for the New Zealand Company.
The newspaper folded in the face of competition in 1874.
The paper began as a weekly, was published twice weekly from July 1854, and went daily in July 1873.
Digital copies of all issues are available online via the National Library of New Zealand.
- The Australian, 28 June 1845, p.4
- The Nelson Examiner at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
- Editorial leader, p 4 (and see also reader's letter on page 6) The Nelson Daily Examiner 24 June 1854, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
- Editorial:To Our Readers, The Nelson Daily Examiner 2 July 1873, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
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