The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle
The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle (also known as The Nelson [Daily] Examiner, was the first newspaper published in New Zealand's South Island. It was launched in 1842 by Charles Elliott (1811–1876), a few weeks after New Zealand Company settlers arrived in Nelson. In its early years the newspaper was criticised for its supposed lack of independence and for being merely a mouthpiece for the New Zealand Company.
Brothers Charles and James Elliott came to Nelson on one of the first four immigrant ships, the Mary Jane, which arrived in Nelson Harbour on 10 February 1842. They brought a printing press with them and the first edition was published on 12 March 1842.
- The Australian, 28 June 1845, p.4 
- "List of ships which have entered Nelson Haven". Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle. I (1). 12 March 1842. p. 4. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- "Sudden death of Mr. Chas. Elliott". Nelson Evening Mail. XI (166). 5 July 1876. p. 2. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- Pears, Maddy. "Early newspapers in Nelson". The Prow. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
- Editorial leader, p 4 (and see also reader's letter on page 6) The Nelson Daily Examiner 24 June 1854, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
- Editorial:To Our Readers, The Nelson Daily Examiner 2 July 1873, at Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand
- "The Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle". Papers Past. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
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