Story: Rural media

Otago Witness farming news

Most early newspapers included reports about agricultural matters. Some, such as the Otago Witness, devoted entire sections to farming topics. The 14 October 1871 issue covered a range of subjects, from how to kill wireworm to the domestic trials of a bachelor farmer.

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Reference: Otago Witness, 14 October 1871, p. 4

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Rural media - From print to digital publications', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 June 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008