The search for the first edition of The Southland Times - then known as The Invercargill Times - continues.
Since the plea went out yesterday to find the first edition - published on November 12, 1862 - several callers have alerted us to the bold illustration used on the front of the paper's 125th centennial publication.
Close, but not quite.
That was a reproduction from the second edition, dated November 14.
A copy of the Times' debut edition continues to prove elusive, but there are still several weeks until the 150th celebrations, and the tantalising possibility exists that someone, somewhere, has one tucked away.
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