Update on Trove’s Historical Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program

Back in July 2011 I posted Trove’s digitisation schedule of historical Australian newspapers, now they have released an update on this list, and have included the schedule for newspapers in 2012-2013.

A number of the titles listed below are being digitised with the generous support and funding from a range of organisations. Details on how organisations and individuals can work with the National Library of Australia to digitise a specific newspaper title are available here.

 

State Title Date Range Status
National The Dawn 1888 – 1905 Completed
ACT Federal Capital Pioneer 1924 – 1926 Completed
ACT Canberra Illustrated: A Quarterly Magazine 1925 Completed
ACT Canberra Community News 1927 – 1927 Completed
NSW Australian Band of Hope Journal 1857 – 1857 Completed
NSW The Australian Band of Hope Review, and Children’s Friend 1856 Completed
NSW The Australian Home Companion and Band of Hope Journal 1859 – 1861 Completed
NSW The Band of Hope Journal and Australian Home Companion 1858 Completed
NSW Australian Town and Country Journal 1870 – 1907 Completed
NSW The Biz 1928 – 1954 Completed
NSW The Castlereagh 1905 – 1907
NSW The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 1888 – 1919
NSW The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate 1892 – 1900 Completed
1902 – 1927 Completed
NSW The Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser 1873 – 1899 Completed
NSW Hawkesbury Chronicle and Farmers Advocate 1881 – 1888 Completed
NSW Hawkesbury Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser 1881 – 1888 Completed
NSW Hawkesbury Advocate 1899 – 1900 Completed
NSW Hawkesbury Herald 1902 – 1945 Completed
NSW Windsor and Richmond Gazette 1888 – 1954
NSW Windsor Express and Richmond Advertiser 1843 – 1844 Completed
NSW The Leader 1946 – 1949 Completed
NSW Liverpool News 1837 – 1941 Completed
NSW Nepean Times 1914 – 1919
NSW Northern Star 1876 – 1954
NSW Singleton Argus 1880 – 1954 Completed
NSW The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate 1874 – 1880 Completed
QLD The Capricornian 1875 – 1929 Completed
QLD The Central Queensland Herald 1930 – 1956
QLD The Charleville Courier 1896 – 1898 Completed
QLD The Charleville Times 1896 – 1954 Completed
QLD Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser 1903 – 1922
QLD The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser 1858 – 1880
QLD Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser 1922 – 1954
QLD The North Australian, Ipswich and General Advertiser 1856 – 1862 Completed
QLD North Australian and Queensland General Advertiser 1862 – 1863 Completed
QLD The North Australian 1863 – 1865 Completed
QLD The North Queensland Register 1892 – 1905 Completed
QLD Northern Miner 1874 – 1954 Completed
QLD Northern Mining Register 1891 – 1892 Completed
QLD Queensland Figaro 1883 – 1885 Completed
QLD Queensland Figaro and Punch 1885 – 1916 Completed
QLD Queensland Figaro 1923 – 1936 Completed
QLD Warwick Argus and Tenterfield Chronicle 1866 – 1879 Completed
QLD Warwick Argus 1879 – 1901 Completed
QLD Warwick Examiner and Times 1867 – 1919 Completed
QLD The Western Champion 1879 – 1937 Completed
QLD The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts 1892 – 1922 Completed
QLD Worker 1890 – 1955 Completed
SA Adelaide Morning Chronicle 1852 – 1853 Completed
SA The Advertiser 1889 – 1931 Completed
SA Advertiser and Register 1931 Completed
SA The Advertiser 1931 – 1954 Completed
SA Border Watch 1861 – 1862 Completed
SA Border Watch and South Eastern Advocate 1862 – 1874 Completed
SA Border Watch 1874 – 1954 Completed
SA Chronicle 1895 – 1954
SA Port Pirie Recorder 1918 – 1919
SA Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail 1898 – 1918
SA Recorder 1919 – 1954
SA South Australian 1844 – 1851 Completed
SA South Australian Chronicle 1889 – 1895
SA South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail 1868 – 1881
SA The South Australian Advertiser 1858 – 1889 Completed
SA The South Australian Weekly Chronicle 1858 – 1867
SA The South Australian Weekly Chronicle 1881 – 1889
SA Southern Australian 1838 – 1844 Completed
TAS Advocate 1890 – 1954 Completed
TAS The Clipper 1893 – 1909
TAS The Cornwall Chronicle 1835 – 1880 Completed
TAS The Launceston Advertiser 1829 – 1846
TAS The Launceston Courier 1840 – 1843
TAS Tasmanian and Port Dalrymple Advertiser 1825
TAS Zeehan and Dundas Herald 1890 – 1922
VIC Advertiser (Footscray 1914 – 1918
VIC Ararat Advertiser and Chronicle for the Stawell and Wimmera Districts 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC The Argus 1955 – 1956 Completed
VIC Bacchus Marsh express 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Ballarat Courier 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC The Star 1855 – 1864 Completed
VIC The Ballarat Star 1865 Completed
VIC The Benalla Ensign and Farmer’s and Squatter’s Journal 1872 – 1872 Completed
VIC The North Eastern Ensign 1872 – 1938 Completed
VIC Bendigo Advertiser 1855 – 1918
VIC Bendigonian 1914 – 1918
VIC Berwick Shire news and Pakenham and Cranbourne gazette 1914 – 1917
VIC Brighton Southern Cross 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Broadmeadows Camp Sentry 1917
VIC Brunswick & Coburg Leader 1914 – 1918
VIC Casterton News and the Merino and Sandford Record 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC The Coburg Leader 1890 – 1913 Completed
VIC Colac Herald 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Dandenong Advertiser and Cranbourne, Berwick and Oakleigh Advocate 1914 – 1918
VIC The Elsternwick Leader and Caulfield and Balaclava Guardian 1887 Completed
VIC The Elsternwick Leader and District Record 1887 – 1888 Completed
VIC The Elsternwick Leader 1888 Completed
VIC The Caulfield and Elsternwick Leader 1888 – 1902 Completed
VIC Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Euroa Advertiser 1884 – 1920 Completed
VIC Euroa and Violet Town, Longwood, Avenel, Strathbogie, Balmattam and Miepoll Gazette 1884 Completed
VIC Fitzroy City Press 1881 – 1920 Completed
VIC Flemington Spectator 1914 – 1918
VIC Frankston and Somerville Standard 1921 – 1939 Completed
VIC Frankston Standard 1949 Completed
VIC Geelong Advertiser and Squatters’ Advocate 1845 – 1847
VIC Geelong Advertiser 1847 – 1851
VIC Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer 1851 – 1856
VIC Gippsland Farmers Journal 1914 – 1918
VIC Gippsland Mercury 1914 – 1918
VIC Great Southern Star 1914 – 1918
VIC Hawthorn and Camberwell Citizen 1914
VIC Hawthorn, Kew and Camberwell Citizen 1914 – 1918
VIC Heidelberg News and Greensborough and Diamond Creek Chronicle 1914 – 1916
VIC Heidelberg News and Greensborough Eltham and Diamond Creek Chronicle 1916 – 1918
VIC Horsham Times 1882 – 1954 Completed
VIC Independent (Footscray) 1883 – 1922 Completed
VIC The Kerang Times 1890 – 1890 Completed
VIC Kerang New Times 1914 – 1918
VIC Kerang times and Swan Hill Gazette 1877 – 1889 Completed
VIC Kilmore Free Press and Counties of Bourke and Dalhousie Advertiser 1865 – 1868 Completed
VIC Kyabram Union 1886 – 1894 Completed
VIC The Kyabram Union and Rodney Shire Advocate 1894 – 1894 Completed
VIC Leader (Melbourne) 1914 – 1918
VIC Lilydale Express 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Lilydale Express, Yarra Glen, Wandin Yallock, Upper Yarra, Healesville and Ringwood Chronicle 1914
VIC The Maffra Spectator 1882 – 1920 Completed
VIC Malvern and Caulfield Standard 1906 Completed
VIC Malvern Standard 1906 – 1931 Completed
VIC Maryborough & Dunolly Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Melton Express 1915 – 1918
VIC Mildura Cultivator 1888 – 1920 Completed
VIC Moorabbin News 1914 – 1918
VIC Morwell Advertiser and Weekly Chronicle 1887 – 1888 Completed
VIC Morwell Advertiser 1888 – 1954 Completed
VIC Mornington Standard 1889 – 1908 Completed
VIC Mornington and Dromana Standard 1908 – 1911 Completed
VIC Mornington Standard 1911 – 1920 Completed
VIC North Melbourne Advertiser 1873 – 1894 Completed
VIC Oakleigh and Caulfield Times, Mulgrave and Ferntree Gully Guardian 1914 – 1918
VIC Oakleigh Leader and District Record 1887 – 1888 Completed
VIC Oakleigh Leader 1888 – 1902 Completed
VIC Ouyen Mail 1915 – 1918
VIC Ouyen Mail and Central Mallee Advertiser 1914 – 1915
VIC Ovens and Murray Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Pakenham Gazette and Berwick Shire News 1917 – 1918
VIC Port Fairy Gazette 1914 – 1918
VIC Standard (Port Melbourne) 1914
VIC Port Melbourne Standard 1914 – 1918
VIC Portland Observer and Normanby Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Prahran Chronicle 1914 – 1918
VIC Prahran Telegraph 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Preston Leader 1914 – 1918
VIC Queenscliff Sentinel Drysdale, St Leonards, Sorrento, Portsea, Portarlington, Point Lonsdale and Bellarineshire Advocate 1882 – 1884 Completed
VIC Queenscliff Sentinel 1884 – 1885 Completed
VIC Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington and Sorrento Advertiser 1885 – 1894 Completed
VIC Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Record (Emerald Hill) 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Reporter (Box Hill) 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Richmond Guardian 1917 – 1918
VIC Ringwood and Croydon Chronicle 1914 – 1918
VIC Riverine Herald 1914 – 1918
VIC Sandringham Southern Cross 1914 – 1918
VIC Seymour express and Goulburn Valley Avenel, Greytown, Nagambie, Tallarook and Yea Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Shepparton Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Snowy River Mail 1914 – 1918
VIC South Bourke Standard 1861 – 1873 Completed
VIC South Bourke and Mornington Journal 1872 – 1920 Completed
VIC Standard (Frankston) 1939 – 1949 Completed
VIC Standard (Port Melbourne) 1914
VIC St Arnaud Mercury 1914 – 1918
VIC Sunbury News 1892 Completed
VIC Sunbury News and Bulla and Melton Advertiser 1892 – 1900 Completed
VIC Sunbury News 1900 – 1910 Completed
VIC Sunshine Advocate 1924 – 1954 Completed
VIC Swan Hill Guardian and Lake Boga Advocate 1914 – 1918
VIC Traralgon Record and Morwell, Mirboo,Toongabbie, Heyfield,Tyers and Callignee Advertiser 1883 – 1886 Completed
VIC Traralgon Record 1886 – 1932 Completed
VIC Wangaratta Chronicle 1914 – 1918
VIC Warragul Guardian and Buln Buln and Narracan Shire Advocate 1879 – 1894 Completed
VIC Warragul Guardian and West Gippsland Advertiser 1894 Completed
VIC Warragul Guardian 1895 – 1900 Completed
VIC Warrnambool Standard 1914 – 1918 Completed
VIC Werribee Shire Banner 1911 – 1952 Completed
VIC West Gippsland Gazette 1898 – 1930 Completed
VIC Williamstown Advertiser 1914 – 1918
VIC Williamstown Chronicle 1954 – 1954 Completed
VIC Williamstown Trade Circular 1856 Completed
VIC Wodonga and Towong Sentinel 1885 – 1954 Completed
WA Albany Advertiser 1897 – 1950
WA Bunbury Herald 1892 – 1919
WA Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express 1919 – 1929
WA Coolgardie Miner 1913
WA The Daily News 1882 – 1950
WA Geraldton Guardian 1906 – 1928 Completed
WA Geraldton Guardian and Express 1929 – 1947 Completed
WA Geraldton Guardian 1948 – 1950 Completed
WA The Herald 1867 – 1886
WA Inquirer 1840 – 1855 Completed
WA The Inquirer & Commercial News 1855 – 1901 Completed
WA Kalgoorlie Miner 1895 – 1950
WA The Mirror 1921 – 1956 Completed
WA Northern Times 1905 – 1952 Completed
WA Southern Advertiser 1888
WA Sunday Mirror 1920 – 1921 Completed

2012-2013

State Title Date Range Status
ACT Canberra Times 1955 – 1954
ACT Canberra Times 1957 – 1975
NSW Cumberland Argus
NSW Globe 1885 – 1887
NSW Globe 1911 – 1914
NSW The Globe and Sunday times war pictorial 1914 – 1917
NSW Goulburn evening penny post 1881 – 1940
NSW Goulburn evening post 1940 – 1957
NSW Goulburn herald 1860 – 1864
NSW Goulburn herald 1881 – 1908
NSW The Goulburn herald and chronicle 1864 – 1881
NSW The Goulburn herald and County of Argyle advertiser 1848 – 1859
NSW Kiama independent 1947 – 1954
NSW The Kiama independent and Illawara and Shoalhaven 1863
NSW The Kiama independent, and Shoalhaven advertiser 1863 – 1947
NSW The Kiama reporter and Illawarra journal. 1886 – 1904
NSW Miners’ advocate and Northumberland recorder 1873 – 1876
NSW The Newcastle chronicle 1866 – 1876
NSW The Newcastle chronicle and Hunter River district news 1859 – 1866
NSW Newcastle morning herald & miners’ advocate 1876 – 1954
NSW The Shipping gazette and Sydney general trade list 1844 – 1860
NSW Sydney general trade list 1828 – 1829
NSW Sydney general trade list 1834 – 1842
NSW Sydney general trade list, and mercantile advertiser 1829 – 1830
NSW Sydney general trade list, mercantile chronicle and advertiser. 1830 – 1830
NSW Sydney mail 1860 – 1871
NSW Sydney mail 1912 – 1938
NSW The Sydney mail and New South Wales advertiser 1871 – 1912
QLD Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser 1861 – 1862
QLD Longreach Leader 1939 – 1954
QLD Queensland Country Life 1900 – 1954
QLD Queensland Times 1909 – 1954
QLD Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser 1863 – 1908
QLD Sunday Mail 1926 – 1954
QLD Western Sta 1875 – 1954
SA Adelaide Observer 1843 – 1931
SA Bunyip 1863 – 1954
SA Chronicle 1895 – 1954
SA Daily Herald 1910 – 1924
SA Kapunda Herald and Northern Intelligencer 1864 – 1951
SA Northern Argus 1869 – 1954
SA Petersburg Times 1887 – 1950
SA Port Lincoln Times 1927 – 1954
SA Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail 1898 – 1954
SA Renmark Pioneer 1892 – 1950
SA South Australian Chronicle 1889 – 1895
SA South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail 1868 – 1881
SA South Australian Weekly Chronicle 1881 – 1889
SA Southern Argus 1866 – 1954
SA Wallaroo Times and Mining Journal 1865 – 1954
VIC Bendigo Advertiser 1854 – 1918
WA Bunbury Herald 1892 – 1919
WA Bunbury Herald & Blackwood Express 1919 – 1929
WA Eastern Districts Chronicle 1877 – 1927
WA Great Southern Herald 1901 – 1954
WA Kalgoorlie Miner 1895 – 1950
WA Norseman Times 1898 – 1920
WA Pilbarra Goldfields News 1897 – 1923
WA South Western News 1903 – 1949
WA Westralian Worker 1900 – 1951

On behalf of Australians and researchers of Australians worldwide I want to thank the wonderful, hardworking people at Trove and the National Library of Australia for the historical newspaper project.

It is huge, it is amazing, and what did we do before newspapers were online?

There are always some who ask for other papers that aren’t yet on the to do list and either they will come in time, or the NLA doesn’t have access to them. Alternatively, organise a group to fund a paper’s digitisation, and no doubt it will be done sooner. :-)

13 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Anna van Steel says:

    Amazing work – invaluable service you are guys are doing in digitizing these papers. I have been able to help so many people with additional information about their ancestors – truly amazing. THANK YOU

  2. Aillin says:

    I did the genealogy happy dance to see the Bendigo Advertiser there in the upcoming digitisations!!!!

  3. Les says:

    I recently told a contact who lives overseas about ‘Trove’ – he had immediate success in finding newspaper information about his Chinese ancestors who lived in the NT and northern WA in the 19th century.

  4. Alona Tester says:

    Anna – So well said.

    Aillin – if you did the happy dance just seeing the paper on the coming list, I want to see the dance you do when it’s online ;-)

    Les – that’s awesome. I love hearing stories like that.

  5. Kerry says:

    I have found a lot of information about my family from these papers.
    What a wonderful resource, and thank you to all involved.

  6. Julie says:

    For genealogists, it adds another medium from which we can piece together our family trees. So often more is gained from a newspaper account of BDM & funeral notices have led us to many a resting place of a long lost relative. Papers of long ago where full of personal information especially country happenings which has put a personal touch to my family tree. Thanks so much to all the great work.

  7. stephen says:

    Trove is a truly wonderful, amazing rersource. So grateful to all involved. Ive discoveerd so much of my family’s history on here.

    I also did a Happy Dance, when I saw the Queensland Times and Ipswich paper due to be added by next year. I need to lobby some community support to get Toowoomba Chronicle on here….

  8. stephen says:

    PS: Was so excited last week to learn the Bairnsdale Advertiser (Vic) now online. I have forgone sleep this past few days exploring the numerous mentions of my ancestors in that paper. Over 1,600 mentions in just a 20 year period. …. what a treasure trove …. :)

  9. Deb says:

    Neeeeewcastle!!!!
    I knew it would come one day. But really, where am I going to find the time? I’m still finding articles & notices about my families with what is there already.
    Have passed the site on to my mum & she in turn to my aunty who will find it useful in her volunteer work in an aged care home – it helps them to talk about times gone by.
    Has to be my favourite site. I’m in heaven :)

  10. Cheran says:

    I have found this the most valuable tool for me research and know all the obits, family notice etc. just add a whole dimension to my research…

    I have a few old Women’s Weeklys from 1949…. Do you know somewhere in South Australia that might be interested in seeing if they can be digitised….

  11. Jim says:

    Great value TROVE. I have been able to find specific information that could not be found elsewhere. As a genealogist, this service from the Archives and others is phenomenal. Thank you very much for making it available.

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