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New Zealand Tablet, 1873–1971

New Zealand Tablet, 1873–1971

The national Catholic newspaper, the New Zealand Tablet, was founded by Bishop Moran in 1873. Both its content and design changed significantly over the years. This display shows how the magazine's masthead evolved between 1874 and 1971. The Tablet ceased publication in 1996, its place taken by other Catholic magazines such as NZ Catholic and Tui Motu.

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Rory Sweetman, 'Catholic Church - Irish settler church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Rory Sweetman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018