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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Press Telegraph Agency

“Greville's Telegram Company, Reuter's Agents” filled a gap until it was taken over by the Press Telegraph Agency, run by a Captain Holt, and a Wellington journalist, Florence M'Carthy. (FitzGerald and Co. were by then defunct.) Greville and his partner, C. O. Montrose, had a contemporary – an association of 13 papers organised by the Otago Daily Times, working before October 1870 and supplying foreign and interprovincial news to its members. Holt and M'Carthy gained a reputation for being “perfunctory and inadequate” and in June 1878 the Otago Daily Times brought most of the papers together with a jointly owned agency called the Press Association. This was formed in December with 27 members.