Story: Magazines and periodicals


Founded in 1889, the monthly Zealandia aimed to publish primarily New Zealand content. This is reinforced by the iconography on the cover; the moa and Māori chief overtly locate the magazine in New Zealand. The table of contents underscores the generalist approach, with contributions on the nature of the state, the burning of Kororāreka and a New Zealand serial, as well as a review section. 

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Zealandia 1, no. 1 (1889) (S-L-1263-Cover; S-L-1277-Contents)

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Magazines and periodicals - Early ventures, 1840 to 1890', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

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