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First paper published in 1865

It didn't't take long for the new goldfield's towns to start their own newspapers. The first was the West Coast Times, published in Hokitika on 2 May 1865. In Greymouth the first newspaper published was the Grey River Argus printed on 14 November 1865 in a calico tent. The Colombian Press on display, (built in about 1837), is the same model as the one used to print the early Grey River Argus newspapers. From 1874 they were printed on the first steam driven printing machine on the West Coast




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Shantytown is located at 316 Rutherglen Road, Paroa - just 10Km south of Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island. 
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