There were multiple incarnations of a New Zealand chess magazine before New Zealand Chess started in the 1970s. A particularly impressive effort was The New Zealand Chessplayer which featured excellent content and startlingly high production values. We have obtained the first 23 issues produced between 1947 and then end of 1951, and they are now all available here.
We apologise for the unavoidable blurry reproduction near the magazine spine. This was an inevitable consequence of the hardcover binding - destroying the binding to allow flatter scanning was not an option we countenanced. Hopefully all affected text can still be read.
Another older magazine was The New Zealand Chess Gazette from the 1930s. We have obtained all twelve copies of that and they are now available at the bottom of this page.