It's almost daunting - so far there are almost 5 million pages of New Zealand historical documents to be explored, online and for free, on the National Library's Papers Past website.
There are digitised newspapers, letters, diaries, magazines, and parliamentary papers. It's a goldmine for historians and other researchers, writers and genealogists, and anyone else with an interest in our past.
Emerson Vandy works on Papers Past and he's unearthed some stories to share with us on The Weekend.
1 - Sources mentioning Charles Lorraine's life/death:
Book: Wingspread by Leo White
2 - Letters to the editor - June 1937:
3 - After Charles Lorraine's death: