Historical Newspapers on Trove: What’s New and What’s Coming Soon

newspaper_pileUsers of Trove, the National Library of Australia’s website, are spoilt by the historical newspapers they provide. You simply won’t find the quantity and the and quality of what they offer matched elsewhere in the world. And what’s more, is that it is totally FREE!

With over 15 million pages scanned, coming from almost 900 newspapers, there’s no slowing down for the team historical newspapers department at the National Library of Australia. They are pleased to announce that the following newspapers have now been digitised by the National Library of Australia through the Australian Newspaper Plan program.

ACT
Good Neighbour (ACT: 1950-1969)

NSW
Daily Commercial News and Shipping List (Sydney, NSW: 1891-1954)
Sydney Mail (NSW: 1912-1938)
The Ulladulla and Milton Times (NSW: 1891-1917)
Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser (NSW: 1871-1912)
Man on the Land (Gosford, NSW: 1936-1938)
The Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW: 1906-1954)
The Shipping Gazette and Sydney General Trade List (NSW: 1844-1860)
Sydney Mail (NSW: 1860-1871)
Sydney General Trade List, Mercantile Chronicle and Advertiser (NSW: 1830)
The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW: 1898-1954)
Gosford Times and Gosford and Wollombi Express (NSW: 1892-1906)
Sydney General Trade List (NSW: 1828-1829)
Sydney General Trade List, and Mercantile Advertiser (NSW: 1829-1830)
Sydney General Trade List (NSW: 1834-1842)
Truth (Sydney, NSW: 1894-1954)
The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of NSW (Taree, NSW: 1898-1954)
The Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate (NSW: 1910-1954)
The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW: 1899-1952)
Guyra Argus (NSW: 1902-1954)
The Uralla Times and District Advocate (NSW: 1915-1923)
The Henty Observer (NSW: 1914-1950)
The Uralla Times (NSW: 1923-1954)
The Tingha Advocate and North-Western Advocate (NSW: 1916-1932)
The Moree Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW: 1899)
The Observer (Henty, NSW: 1950-1954)
Bundarra and Tingha Advocate (NSW: 1900-1906)
The Inverell Argus (NSW: 1899-1904)
North West Champion (Moree, NSW: 1915-1954)
Justice (Narrabri, NSW: 1891)
The Gwydir Examiner and Moree General Advertiser (NSW: 1898-1899)
Glen Innes Examiner (NSW: 1908-1954)
Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser (NSW: 1907-1908)

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Now if you thought the list above was impressive, just check out the “coming soon” list below, which they say should be done by June 2015. That just looks like fun for everyone!!

These titles have been funded for digitisation by various contributors, each of which are indicated in square brackets after the title name. Those without brackets are by the “National Library of Australia and selected by Australian Newspaper Plan Libraries”.

ACT
Canberra Annual (1934, 1935,1940)
Canberra News (1939-1940)

NSW
The Armidale Chronicle (1872-1929 with gaps); [State Library of New South Wales]
Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (1857; 1875-1876; 1878-1880; 1903; 1912-1929); [State Library of New South Wales]
The Armidale Express (NSW) (1929-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
Australian Communist (1920-1921)
The Biz (Fairfield, NSW) (1955-1972); [Holroyd City Council]
The Blackheath Beacon (14 Nov 1930-27 Mar 1931); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Blackheath Bulletin (8 Aug 1929; 13 Nov 1930-5 Feb 1931); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Blue Mountains Advertiser (19 Jan 1940; 1 Mar 1940; 13 July 1941-31 Dec 1947; July 1948-Dec 1954); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Blue Mountains Gazette (9 Jan 1903-30 Dec 1904); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Blue Mountains Star (5 Jan 1929-7 Feb 1931); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Blue Mountains Times (16 Oct 1931-16 Feb 1934; 13 Mar 1936 – Nov 1937); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Catholic Record of the Blue Mountain (Aug 1921-Jul 1923, Feb 1924); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Chaser (1999-2005) [Chaser Publishing Pty Ltd]
The Chronicle (15 Aug 1929-10 Oct 1929); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Coffs Harbour Advocate (1907-1942, 1946-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
Communist (1921-1923)
Daily Examiner (1915-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
Dispatch (Dubbo) (1932-1933) [State Library of New South Wales Digital Excellence Program]
The Enterprise (Sept 1913); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Hospital Saturday News (19 Apr 1930); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Independent (14 May 1930-5 Mar 1931); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Inverell Times (1899-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
The Irish Citizen (Sydney) (1872)
The Katoomba Daily (1920-1931, 2 Feb 1932-9 May 1939); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Katoomba City News (24 May 1924); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Katoomba Times (1889-1894); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Manilla Express (1899-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
The Mountain Daily (26 July 1919, 7 Feb 1920); [Blue Mountains City Council]
The Mountaineer (1894-1908); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Record of the Blue Mountains (1924); [Blue Mountains City Council]
Society (29 Jan 1887)
The Sydney Mail (1932)
Tribune (1939-1954)
Tweed Daily (1914-1949); [State Library of New South Wales]
The Uralla News (1904-1907); [State Library of New South Wales]
The Walcha News (1932-1935); [Walcha Council]
The Walcha News and Southern New England Advocate (1904-1907); [Walcha Council]
The Walcha Witness (1895-1906); [Walcha Council]
The West Wyalong Advocate (1928-1954); [State Library of New South Wales]
Workers’ Weekly (1923-1939)

QLD
The Bowen Independent (1911-1954)
The Bundaberg Daily News & Mail (1925-1940)
Daily Record (Rockhampton) (Jan-Dec 1897, Apr-Dec 1898)
Daily Standard (Brisbane) (Dec 1912-Jul 1936)
Darling Downs Gazette and Toowoomba Telegraph (Oct 1894-Jan 1895)
The Evening News (Rockhampton) (1924-1941)
Herbert River Express (Ingham) (various issues from 1910-1954)
North Queensland Register (Townsville) (various issues from 1913-1954)
Pittsworth Sentinel (1919-1954)
The South Coast Bulletin (Southport, Qld) (1940-1949); [Gold Coast City Council]
Truth (Brisbane) (1900-1954)
Townsville Evening Star (various issues from 1889-1940)
Truth (Brisbane) (1900-1954)
Week (Brisbane) (1896-1934 with gaps)

SA
Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Advertiser (1839-1840)
Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Literary Record (1840-1842)
Evening Journal (1869-1912)
The Gadfly (Adelaide, SA) (1906-1909)
Journal (1912-1923)
The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA) (1907-1951); [State Library of South Australia]
The Laura Standard (1889-1917); [State Library of South Australia]
Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier (1917-1927); [State Library of South Australia]
Laura Standard and Crystal Brook Courier (1927-1948)
The Millicent Times (1891-1905)
Pinnaroo and Border Times (1911-1954)
Pinnaroo and County News (Lameroo, SA) (1908-1922)
Pioneer (1898 – 1954)
Port Adelaide News (1878-1883)
Port Augusta Dispatch (1877-1880, 1884)
The Port Augusta Dispatch and Flinders’ Advertiser (1880-1884)
Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle (1885-1916)
The Port Pirie Standard and Barrier Advertiser (1889-1898)
Saturday Journal (1923-1929)
South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal (1847-1852)
South Eastern Times (1906-1954)
Wyalla News (1940-1954)

TAS
Advertiser (Hobart) (1862- 1865)
The Britannia and Trades’ Advocate (1846-1851)
The Colonist (1888-1891)
The Colonist and Van Diemen’s Land Commercial Agricultural Advertiser (1832-1834)
The North West Post (1887-1916)
The Tasmanian (1871-1879; 1881-1895)
The Tasmanian Daily News (1855-1858)
The Tasmanian Tribune (1872-1876)
Tribune (Hobart) (1876-1879)
The True Colonist Van Diemen’s Land Political Despatch, and Agricultural and Commercial Advertiser (1834-1844)
World (Hobart) (1918-1924)

VIC
Avoca Mail (1863-1868); [Avoca & District Historical Society]
The Avoca Mail (1869-1900)
Ballarat Star (1870-1913; 1919-1924)
Banner (19 Aug 1853-22 Sep 1854); [State Library of Victoria in collaboration with the Sidney Myer Fund]
Bell’s Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle (1857-1868)
The Church of England Messenger (1870-1876)
The Church of England Messenger and Ecclesiastical Gazette for the Diocese of Melbourne and Ballarat (1876-1889)
The Church of England Messenger for the Diocese of Melbourne (1869-1869)
The Church of England Messenger for Victoria and Ecclesiastical Gazette for the Diocese of Melbourne (1889-1905)
Countryman (1924-1929)
Dandenong Journal (1927-1954)
Farmers’ Advocate : Official Organ of the Victorian Farmers Union (1917-1924)
Farmers’ Journal and Gardeners’ Chronicle (11 Jan 1862-23 Sep 1864); [State Library of Victoria in collaboration with the Sidney Myer Fund]
Illustrated Australian Mail (1861-1862)
The Labor Call (1906)
The Leader: a weekly journal of news, politics, agriculture, literature, science and sport (1862-1913)
Maritime Worker (1938-1954)
The Melbourne Advertiser (1838)
The Melbourne Daily News (1848-1851)
The Melbourne Daily News and Port Phillip Patriot (1848)
The Melbourne Leader: a weekly journal of news, politics and literature (1861-1862)
Melbourne Punch (Dec 10 1925)
The Port Phillip Patriot and Morning Advertiser (Melbourne) (1845-1848)
The Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser (1839-1842)
Seamen’s Strike Bulletin (Aug 1919)
The Snow River Mail and Tambo and Croajingalong Gazette (1890-1911)
Sporting Globe (1922-1954)
Table Talk (1885-1939)
The Tocsin (1897-1906)
Victorian Farmers’ Journal and Gardeners’ Chronicle (7 Jul 1860-4 Jan 1862); [State Library of Victoria in collaboration with the Sidney Myer Fund]
Williamstown Trade Circular* (2 June 1855; 19 Jan 1856); [State Library of Victoria in collaboration with Public Libraries Victoria Network]

WA
The All British (1916); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Beverly Times (1905-1977)
Black Range Courier and Sandstone Observer (1907-1915)
Collie Mail (1914-1918); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Eastern Recorder (1914-1918); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Evening Star (1898-1921)
Harvey Chronicle (1915-1916); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Labor Vanguard (1911; 1916); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Laverton Mercury (1899-1919)
Meekatharra Miner (1909-1918)
Moora Herald and Midlands District Advocate (1914-1930)
Nor-West Echo (1914-1918); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Southern Argus and Wagin-Arthur Express (1905-1924)
Southern Cross Times (1900-1940)
Sparks Fortnightly (1916-1919); [Friends of the Battye Library]
Swan Express (1900-1954)
The Truth (1903-1931)

*Both of these issues predate the earliest issue (6 Sept 1856) digitised on Trove. This is significant because the Williamstown Trade Circular, which later became the Williamstown Chronicle, was the first suburban newspaper in Melbourne.

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3 thoughts on “Historical Newspapers on Trove: What’s New and What’s Coming Soon

  1. Carol Watkins says:

    Great to see Daily Examiner (1915-1954); is on the list……………..thank you

  2. I hope they add early Warrnambool papers soon. This is such an old Port in Victoria.

  3. Thank you for adding to W A list of newspapers.

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