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The tendency may be to click on the newspaper option (far left) and happily find a never ending treasure trove of information. However, there is more to find under the other section tabs: Magazines and Journals; Letters and Diaries; and Parliamentary Papers.
MAGAZINES and JOURNALS.
One of the most useful publications for Thames Research in this section is the New Zealand Tablet - a Catholic periodical that was published weekly in Dunedin from 1873 to 1996. Online copies are available 1873 to 1925. News of the town and parishioners abound, from death notices to school and general church news.
Funeral Report for late Mr E Twohill of the Brian Boru Hotel.
NEW ZEALAND TABLET, 13 OCTOBER 1898
The Kai Tiaki Journal 1908 to 1929 is available to search and is full of Thames Hospital news and in particular news related to present and past nurses. Their work history, transfers, marriages, plus birth of their children.
Birth notice in Kai Tiaki Journal
A general search of all publications produces a wide range of results for the search term "Thames".
Moanataiari Battery in the Progress.
LETTERS and DIARIES
A general search using 'Thames' brings 156 results to check out.
There are letters from Thamesites such as Edward Puckey, on matters relating to the land court proceedings in particular.
Letter from Mr Puckey 2 November 1870.
While we have mentioned these before, they are always worth another look whether you are looking for general history topics or undertaking surname / ancestor research.
The first result for "Thames' shows the amount of native land purchased by the Government and Private individuals up to 1883.1 JANUARY 1883
Once you enter your search item in any of the sections mentioned above. You can quickly see if anything shows in the other sections by merely clicking on the top tabs - your search item is already entered in the respective search field. So while the example below is searching 'Magazines and Journals' click on the other tabs at the top of the page to see what results can be found across the entire Papers Past website! Trouble is - its very addictive! But lots of 'gold' can be found on any Thames topic!
NEW ZEALAND ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE, 1 FEBRUARY 1904