Hopkinson Cope :Albion flatbed press. London, 1862?

New Zealand. Government Printing Office; Gorst, John Eldon (Sir), 1835-1916

Albion flatbed-style printing press, thought to date to 1862.

'96 year old printing press built in England in 1862. Used in the Waikato to print a newspaper in Maori to counter a propagandist newsheet published by King Country tribes'. (Note in Donations Book, vol 5. Additional note in pencil) 'Hopkinson Cope Albion Press' . Also known as Te Pihoihoi Mokemoke

Other Titles - Te Pihoihoi Mokemoke

The newspaper in Maori was edited and published by John Eldon Gorst (1835-1916), who was born in Engalnd and arrived in New Zealand in 1860. It was Gorst's own press that produced the five issues of 'Te pihoihoi mokemoke' before it was forcibly removed by members of the Ngati-maniapoto; Gorst himself was expelled from the Waikato, and eventually returned to England where he became a significant figure in British politics

The printing press was returned to the Library in April 2015, with a view to possible restoration

Quantity: 1 curio(s).

Physical Description: Cast iron on wooden base, dimensions unknown

Provenance: Donation: Government Printing Office, Wellington, 2 July 1958

Additional description

Alternative form available: Negative 1/2-145424-F from Dominion collection shows the press in the Library

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1 curio(s), Curios, Metalwork (Visual works), Cast iron on wooden base, dimensions unknown
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