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Historic local papers now available online


HUTT CITY COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE

29 AUGUST 2011

Historic local papers now available online


Historic editions of the Hutt News, from 1927 to 1933, have been digitised and are now available online after a collaborative project between Hutt City Libraries and the National Library of New Zealand.

The digitised newspapers are accessible through the National Library’s Papers Past website.

Hutt City Libraries Heritage Coordinator Clark Stiles says digitising early editions of the local paper has made local history more accessible to those wanting a glimpse of the news making headlines in the past.

“Old newspapers are a great way of finding out about the issues of the day and I would encourage anyone interested in local history to visit the Papers Past website.

“As September is also Heritage Month in the Wellington Region now is an ideal time to find out more about our past.”

This project was part of the National Library’s ongoing digitisation programme and partnership with the New Zealand library sector to ensure more of the nation's documentary heritage is digitally preserved and accessible to future generations.


For more information contact Emerson Vandy, Service Manager National Library of New Zealand, 04 474 3079 or email paperspast@natlib.govt.nz

Media enquires contact Selina Simcox, Hutt City Council communications advisor,
04 570 6854 or email selina.simcox@huttcity.govt.nz


ENDS


For details about events planned during the Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council’s Heritage Month visit www.wellingtonheritagepromotions.org.nz

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