The Kia ora coo-ee : the magazine for the ANZACS in the Middle East, 1918
The Kia Ora Coo-ee, which was written and edited by Australian and New Zealand troops serving in Egypt, Palestine, Salonica and Mesopotamia, was printed in Cairo and appeared in monthly issues between March and December 1918. With ten issues, albeit all in a single year, it seems to have been the service magazine with the longest and most regular record of publication. The security of the base in Cairo, and the availability of a commercial printing establishment, enabled the editors to produce a magazine which was in every respect thoroughly professional, attracting advertising revenue and making a comfortable profit. In addition the editorial staff had considerable journalistic experience: the editor, Sgt. C. Barrett, AIF, had worked on the staff of The Melbourne Herald before the war, and Tpr. M. E. Lyons, NZEF, one of the sub-editors, on The Christchurch Sun.
(From the Introduction by David Kent)
David Kent has also published From Trench and Troopship: The experience of the AIF 1914-1919, which although dealing exclusively with Australian trench and troopship newspapers, features those ephemeral publications that contain many references to New Zealand troops.