|The Niupepa collection: opening the blinds on a window to the past|
Keegan, T. T., Apperley, M. D., Cunningham, S. J., Witten, I. H. (2001) D. Bearman and F. Garzotto (eds), Proc International Heritage Informatics Meeting: Cultural Heritage and Technologies in the Third Millennium, Vol 1, Milan, Italy, 347-356.
This paper describes the construction and initial usage of a digital library collection of historical newspapers written in the Maori language. The newspapers (Niupepa in Maori) total over 17000 individual pages from 35 separate periodicals, and were published in New Zealand during the period 1842 to 1933. They not only form a large and much needed source of Maori language, and of New Zealandu2019s early encounter history as seen from a Maori perspective.