The collection comprises of material relating to the British Antarctic Expedition, 1907-1909 (leader Ernest Henry Shackleton)
The Lyttelton Times, collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Lyttelton Times
- Dates of Creation1907-1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionExpedition material (1 microfilm)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Lyttelton Times first appeared on 11 January 1851 and was edited by James Edward Fitzgerald. It was published weekly until 1854, when it was published twice weekly. In 1863, the firm moved from Lyttelton to Christchurch although the name of the paper remained the same until August 1929 when it was renamed The Christchurch Times. The newspaper began as a non-partisan paper, but under William Pember Reeves, its editor from 1889, it soon became one of the leading Liberal newspapers, remaining so throughout the remainder of its history. The Christchurch Times ceased publication in June 1935.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Robert Keith Headland Antarctic Chronology, unpublished corrected revision of Chronological list of Antarctic expeditions and related historical events , (1 December 2001) Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0521309034 and Christchurch library and Dictionary of New Zealand biography.
Other Finding Aids
Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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