Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
The Evening Post
Wellington, New Zealand
The Evening Post was an afternoon metropolitan daily newspaper based in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1865 by Dublin-born printer, newspaper manager and leader-writer Henry Blundell, who brought his family to New Zealand in 1863.
With his partner, David Curle, who left the partnership that July, Henry and his three sons printed with a hand-operated press and distributed Wellington’s first daily newspaper, The Evening Post, on Feb. 8, 1865.
In 1972 The Evening Post merged ownership with the less successful conservative morning paper, The Dominion, which belonged to Wellington Publishing Company.
The Evening Post’s last publication was on the afternoon of July 6, 2002, and the next day the morning-published sister-publication, The Dominion, displayed its new name — The Dominion Post. Fairfax Media now publishes The Dominion Post.