Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thames (NZ): Waihi Newspaper online

More great researching possibilities in the new release of papers at Papers Past.  The WAIHI DAILY TELEGRAPH is online : 1 July 1904 - 30 June 1909 (1408 issues)

The description of the paper is:
By the mid-1890s, Waihi had a sufficiently settled population to encourage Messrs Galbraith and Vercker-Bindon to start a bi-weekly, the Waihi Miner and Hauraki Goldfields Gazette. The Waihi Chronicle, part-owned by William Wallnutt, later long-time Waihi mayor, sharebroker and contributor to other papers, became a daily competitor in 1900, forcing the Waihi Miner to follow suit. The unprofitable impasse was soon to be resolved.

Using key words such as "LATEST THAMES NEWS" brings us over 300 reports of the news from Thames. Remember many of your Thames ancestors may also have spent time at Waihi working in the mines.

The text is not perfect in the example below, but seemed apt as we moan about the 1904 they were doing the same as the thermometer dropped to 4 degrees below freezing point!!
Waihi Daily Telegraph 2/7/1904