Having a look at the New Zealand City & Area Directories, 1866-1955 this week, I came across this ad for the NZ Herald newspaper from 1955.
With circulation of 156,000 copies daily the ad notes the paper dominates Auckland which in 1955, had a population of 800,000 (it’s now just under 1.4 million).
Advertising in the Herald was just 2.14 pence per column inch for every 1000 subscribers!
Directories are a great resource for family historians and are particularly useful for locating people in a place and time. The ads and commercial sections of the directory can also help you learn more about your ancestors’ occupation.
Search our NZ City Directories today.