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Apperley, M. D., Cunningham, S. J., Keegan, T. T., Witten, I. H. (2001) Communications of the ACM 44(5), 86-87.

Niupepa is a collection of forty-two newspaper titles published in New Zealand during the period 1842 to 1933, comprising a total of 21,000 pages in 1750 issues. These form a unique historical record of the languae of the indigenouse Maori people, the evolution of the written form of this language, and of events and developments during the formative colonial history of our contry. Using the Greenstone software from the New Zealand Digital Library, this collection is being made publicly available with full-text search capability.