Friday, 16 April 2010

Sir George Grey - Wikipedia and NZ Papers Past

NZ Papers Past

Sir George Grey, governor, premier and collector.
For various reasons which will emerge in due course, I am deeply interested in the life and times [and collecting habits] of Sir George Grey, the 19th century two time Governor plus Premier of New Zealand, who also managed to build three marvelous libraries of books/manuscripts, each of which he gave away- with one of them forming the original foundation to collection to the Auckland City Library, itself a child of the Auckland Mechanics Institute. With more on that, here

Wikipedia  at Museums on the Web
I am also aware that this is the week for the MW2010, Museums on the Web 2010 Conference, and that some folks from Wikipedia are leading a workshop on how the collection sector in general, and the museum sector in particular might better collaborate with Wikipedia

George Grey - Wikipedia and Papers Past
All that in place, I can now recount that  20 minutes ago I was happily poodling about in the Wikipedia entry on Sir George Grey and then discovered that - in the last week or so - some truly bright eyed petal of a darling has sorted through Papers Past, the NZ National Library collection of 19th Century. Newspapers, and embedded them into Wikipedia as contextual footnotes to parts of the entry.
Here's some examples:

  1. ^ The Colonial New Zealand Wars, Tim Ryan and Bill Parham, pg28
  2. ^ a b c d e f Sinclair, Keith (7 April 2006). "Grey, George 1812–1898". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b The Penguin History of New Zealand, p. 203.
  4. ^ "(By Telegraph). Auckland. Dec. 22.". North Otago Times. Volume XXIII, Issue 1159, 23 December 1875. pp. 2. Retrieved 11 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "THE ELECTIONS". Daily Southern Cross. Volume XXXII, Issue 5708, 8 January 1876. pp. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "The Thames election : petition against sir George Grey's election.". Daily Southern Cross. Volume XXXII, Issue 5724, 1 February 1876. pp. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sir George Grey and the seats for the Thames and City West.". Daily Southern Cross. Volume XXXII, Issue 5205, 17 June 1876. pp. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand Parliament". Taranaki Herald. Volume XXIV, Issue 2427, 12 July 1876. pp. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Parliamentary". Bay Of Plenty Times. Volume IV, Issue 401, 15 July 1876. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "General Election News". Wanganui Herald. Volume XII, Issue 9511, 11 September 1879. pp. 2. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  11. ^ "The Remainder of the Colony". The Star. Issue 4255, 10 December 1881. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  12. ^ "The New Parliament". Wanganui Herald. Volume XIX, Issue 5378, 29 July 1884. pp. 2. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  13. ^ "THE GENERAL ELECTION.". Hawke's Bay Herald. Volume XXII, Issue 7859, 28 September 1887. pp. 3. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "RESIGNATION OF MR GOLDIE, M.H.R". Poverty Bay Herald. Volume XVIII, Issue 6001, 23 February 1891. pp. 2. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "The Newton Seat.". Wanganui Chronicle. Volume XXXIII, Issue 11205, 27 February 1891. pp. 2. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  16. ^ "Telegrams". Inangahua Times. Volume XVI, Issue 20216, 27 March 1891. pp. 2. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "NEW ZEALAND". Marlborough Express. Volume XXVII, Issue 79, 6 April 1891. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  18. ^ Barnes, Roger (1994), New Zealand Armorist, 52, pp. 18
Other sources - NZETC and NZDB
Also worth noting are the external linkages to Sir George Grey's works on the NZETC, NZ Electronic Text Centre, here, and the NZDNZ

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Lin said...

Hi Paul, There's a missing "p" in "papers' in the URL to Papers Past. It currently links to :
should be:


Lin said...

And the Papers past link in the section "George Grey - Wikipedia and Papers Past" doesn't work either...

Paul Reynolds said...

Ta to you both - I think they are sorted now

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