I just found this site online and it’s pretty cool.
I don’t know if anyone has any interest in old newspapers from New Zealand, but I thought it was pretty cool, especially the ads. You can look up old ads, situtations vacant, apartments and rooms for rent etc
It goes back to 1839 and runs till 1945, although it’s by no means all inclusive, if you have some time to kill, I thought I’d give the site a shout as it might be interesting to history buffs
It’s run by the government of New Zealand, so it’s not a spam site or anything
This is fascinating. I picked one more-or-less at random (The Wellington NZ Evening Post, Aug 14, 1929). Did they always put the classifieds on the front page? I’m six pages in and only now have I found something like actual news. And, next to the report on options for the water suppply project, an ad for “Nugget” brand boot polish available in “nigger brown”. :eek:
For some reason, I have a copy of the newspaper that was printed to celebrate Nelsons victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, and it has the same sort of advertisements as in the OP. “Lost one hound- will pay 2 pound reward and not a shilling more” or something in that vein.