Story: Magazines and periodicals

The New Zealand Magazine

The New Zealand Magazine

This is the cover of the first issue of the New Zealand Magazine, published in 1876. The quarterly presented itself as a journal of general literature and sought new perspectives on education, religion, politics and social issues. Its writers included many of the country's leading public intellectuals, like Robert Stout, but the periodical lacked popular appeal and folded the following year. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: New Zealand Magazine 1 (1876) (S-L-1266-Cover)

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Ben Schrader, 'Magazines and periodicals - Early ventures, 1840 to 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 1 Apr 2020