Zealandia (newspaper)

Zealandia was a New Zealand tabloid newspaper owned, and published weekly for 55 years, by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. Its first issue is dated 10 May 1934 and its last is dated 23 April 1989.[1] It was founded by the seventh Catholic Bishop of Auckland, James Michael Liston and even though its focus was on Catholic religious matters, well-known New Zealand writers were published in its columns such as James K. Baxter[2] and John Reid.[3] Its editors included Cardinal McKeefry and Bishop Owen Snedden (as they later became), the Historian Father Ernest Simmonds and the later prominent traditionalist priest, Father Denzil Meuli.

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland holds an archive of publications, including those of its replacement publication New Zealandia.[4]

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  1. Nicholas Evan Reid, The Bishop's Paper: A History of the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Auckland, CPC, Auckland, 2000, p. 55
  2. Reid, pp. 55 and 80
  3. Reid, p. 96.
  4. "Archives". Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
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