Archives, The Wyndham Farmer First Edition 1895; 1895; WY.0000.1240


Archives, The Wyndham Farmer First Edition 1895

About this object

This is a box of archival material related to The Wyndham Farmer newspaper.

- Advertisement for the First Edition of The Wyndham Farmer 1895

- Copy of the First Edition of the The Wyndham Farmer Published Monday 1st July 1895, signed by all responsible parties.

First published in 1895, The Wyndham Farmer was taken over by Ewen Macpherson in 1898. Ewen then printed and published the paper for 39 years, and when he died in 1934 his son Doug took over the business. Doug ran the paper for 20 years, with the last issue coming out on 19 February 1955. Said to be the last hand-composited paper in New Zealand. Doug closed during a prosperous period purely because he could not get any staff. For the last six weeks of publication Doug had put out the issues entirely on his own and it was said that as Doug was finishing compositing the last page of the last paper, a man who wished to become a subscriber telephoned.

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card


h 100 mm x w 440 mm x d 595 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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