Get started — Papers Past newspaper open data pilot
We know there is lots of data and it can be overwhelming. If you just want to experiment, we suggest you download the starter kit and have a play.
The starter kit contains all the issues for seven small newspapers and is around 335MB in size. It also contains a MARC file and a Readme file for each title.
Titles in the starter kit
|Charleston Argus||CHARG||1867||West Coast|
|Hot Lakes Chronicle||HLC||1895–1897||Bay of Plenty|
|Lyell Times and Central Buller Gazette||LTCBG||1885-1886||West Coast|
|Mt Benger Mail||MTBM||1881, 1884, 1895-1899||Otago|
|New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator||NZGWS||1839-1844||Wellington|
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