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'The Octopus', South African War publication


Some New Zealand Contingents produced their own newspapers and magazines. 'The Octopus', the cover of which is pictured here, was the journal of the 'Second Battalion of the Eighth Regiment', commenced on board the Cornwall en route to South Africa in February 1902.

Octopus cover

The cover of the journal was hand drawn, but the material inside, such as Page One pictured here, was printed.


Geoffrey H. Sollitt

How to cite this page

'The Octopus', South African War publication, URL:, (Manatū Taonga — Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated