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Quezi, I am told, is Australian slang for question, as in, ‘scuse me, mate, I’ve got a quezi for ya’.
Don’t believe me? Try looking up the history of the word in old newspaper archives. There are a number of free online newspaper archives covering Australia
and New Zealand
. Here are the major ones you should know about:
National Library of Australia Digitzed Newspapers, 1803-1954. This impressive collection gets larger with every visit. Last I looked, it included The Argus, The Courier-Mail, Mercury, Perth Gazette, South Australian Advertiser, and many others. The archives allow full-text searching and provide downloadable PDF images of the original newspaper pages.
Australian Digitized Collection. Magazines, mostly, from the mid-nineteenth century, though there’s a smattering of other dates included. Fully text searchable.
The Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 1903-1955. Free (and easy) registration is required for this full-text searchable archive.
New Zealand PapersPast newspapers, 1839-1915. More than a million archived pages from NZ newspapers, representing a formative period in New Zealand history.
Maori Newspapers. Yep. For those who know the language, or just want to have a look, Maori newspapers from New Zealand, covering the period 1842-1932.
If you know of other free newspaper archives from the area, please let me know with a Comment, below, and I’ll take a look. Thanks.
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