newspaper_pileI don’t think there’s any genealogist or historian in Australia that hasn’t used (and fell in love with) Trove, or more specifically the Trove newspapers.

While we all continue “Troving” (yes, that is now a word), and text correcting, the team who digitise the newspapers for the National Library of Australia have been working hard, and have a huge batch of new newspaper titles most of which are online already, with a few to follow shortly.

Here’s their list of new newspapers:

– The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW: 1868-1931)
– The Shoalhaven Telegraph (NSW: 1879-1937)
– The Sydney Stock and Station Journal (NSW: 1896-1924)
– Boorowa News (NSW: 1951-1954)
– The Braidwood Review and District Advocate (NSW: 1915-1954)
– The Clarence River Advocate (NSW: 1898-1949)
– The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate (NSW: 1898 – 1928)
– The Hebrew Standard of Australasia (NSW: 1895-1953)
– Intelligence (Bowral, NSW: 1884)
– The International Socialist (Sydney, NSW: 1910-1920)
– The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News (NSW: 1859-1866)
– Referee (Sydney, NSW: 1886-1939)
– The Richmond River Express and Casino Kyogle Advertiser (NSW: 1904-1929)
– Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW: 1895-1930)

– Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser (Qld: 1861-1908)

Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1899-1910)
– Murray Pioneer (Renmark, SA: 1942-1950)
– Murray Pioneer and Australian River Record (Renmark, SA: 1913-1942)
– News (Adelaide, SA: 1923-1954)
– Petersburg Times (SA: 1887-1919)
– The Times and Northern Advertiser, Peterborough, South Australia (SA: 1919-1950)
– Wallaroo Times (Port Wallaroo, SA: 1882-1888)
– The Wallaroo Times and Mining Journal (Port Wallaroo, SA: 1865-1881)
– Weekly Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1894-1898)

Ballan Times (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Clunes Guardian and Gazette (Vic: 1918-1918)
– Cobden Times (Vic: 1918)
– Cobden Times and Heytesbury Advertiser (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Coleraine Albion and Western Advertiser (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Creswick Advertiser (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Daylesford Advocate, Yandoit, Glenlyon and Eganstown Chronicle (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Geelong Advertiser (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Grenville Standard (Vic: 1915 – 1918)
– Hamilton Spectator (Vic: 1914 – 1918)
– Koroit Sentinel and Tower Hill Advocate (Vic : 1914-1918)
– Lang Lang Guardian (Vic : 1914-1918)
– Mount. Alexander Mail (Vic: 1914-1917)
– Penshurst Free Press (Vic: 1914-1918)
– Richmond Australian (Vic: 1914-1916)
– Riponshire Advocate (Vic: 1914 – 1918)
– Rochester Express (Vic: 1914 – 1918)
– Talbot Leader (Vic: 1914 – 1918)
– Weekly News (Yarraville) (Vic: 1914-1918)

The National Library of Australia’s digitised newspapers currently has over 10 million pages from over 500 Australian newspapers online. All of these digitised newspapers are fully text-searchable, and users can enhance the data by subject tagging, text correction and annotations (have you done that?). And of course the newspapers are FREE for everyone to use and browse.

The titles have been selected by the National Library in consultation with the state and territory libraries, with a number of the titles being digitised with the generous support and funding from a range of organisations.For those libraries and organisations wishing to digitise a newspaper title, please visit the see the Contributor Guidelines. And for further information about the newspaper digitisation project send an email to