Old NewspapersThe past few months has seen the folks in the historical newspaper department at the National Library of Australia very busy.

How do I know this? Well, just take a look at the list of newly (and about-to-be released) old newspapers below, as it kind of speaks for itself don’t you think?

Through Trove nwewspapers, (you know, the website that anyone who has Aussie ancestors hangs-out on), we now have access to over 12 million pages from over 650 Australian newspapers. Isn’t hat simply a HUGE and SPECTACULAR effort! Well I think so anyway. And for anyone who is a regular user of Trove you would know that the digitised newspapers are text-searchable and that you can also add to the usefulness by using subject tagging and text correcting.

So Trove just got even better!!

– Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW: 1888-1925)
– Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal (NSW: 1940-1941)
– Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, NSW: 1908; 1941 1954)
– The Bega Standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and General Advertiser (NSW: 1876-1884)
– The Blayney Advocate and Carcoar Herald (NSW: 1898-1904)
– Blayney West Macquarie (NSW: 1949)
– The Branxton Advocate: Greta and Rothbury Recorder (NSW: 1916)
– The Broadcaster (Fairfield, NSW: 1935-1960)
– The Canowindra Star (NSW: 1900 1902)
– Canowindra Star and Woodstock Recorder (NSW: 1902-1903)
– Cootamundra Daily Herald (NSW: 1946-1954)
– Cootamundra Herald (NSW: 1877 1946)
– The Cumberland Free Press (Parramatta, NSW: 1895-1897)
– Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW: 1911-1954)
– The Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude, Booligal, Wilcannia, Menindie, Bourke &c. (Hay, NSW: 1871-1873; 1880-1881; 1890-1900)
– The Lockhart Review and Oaklands Advertiser (NSW 1910-1954)
– The Lyndhurst Shire Chronicle (NSW: 1897-1941; 1944-1954)
– Miners’ Advocate and Northumberland Recorder (Newcastle, NSW: 1873-1876)
– The People and the Collectivist (Sydney, NSW: 1898-1900)
– Riverina Recorder (Balranald, Moulamein, NSW: 1887-1944)
– Riverina Times, Hay Standard and Journal of Water Conservation (Hay, NSW: 1900-1902)
– The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW: 1873 1954)
– South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW: 1900-1954)
– Southern Star (Bega, NSW: 1900-1923)
– The Temora Advertiser (NSW: 1939)
– Temora Herald and Mining Journal (NSW: 1882-1883)
– The Temora Telegraph and Mining Advocate (NSW: 1880)
– Wagga Wagga Express (NSW: 1879-1920)
– Wellington Times (NSW: 1899-1954)
– Western Age (Dubbo, NSW: 1933-1936)
– The Wyalong Star and Temora and Barmedman Advertiser (West Wyalong, NSW: 189z-1895; 1899-1906)

– The Port Adelaide Gazette (SA: 1930)
– The Port Adelaide Post Shipping Gazette, Farmers and Commercial Register (Port Adelaide, SA: 1876)

– Huon & Derwent Times (Tas.: 1933-1942)
– Huon Times (Franklin, Tas.: 1910-1933)

– The Yackandandah Times (Vic.: 1890 1931)


How to get a newspaper title digitised …
Many of the titles above have been digitised with support from local historical groups, archives or councils. For those libraries and organisations wishing to digitise a newspaper title, please see the NLAs Contributor Guidelines. And if you would like any additional information on the old newspaper digitisation project, please email them at andp@nla.gov.au.


Wanted: Australia‚Äôs Missing Newspapers …
As nice as it would be to have a copy of every single newspaper ever printed, unfortunately that simply doesn’t happen. Not even for the National Library of Australia. So they are after your help to locate copies of old newspapers that are missing from their collections? The Australian Newspaper Plan, a cooperation of the National, State and Territory libraries of Australia aims to collect, preserve and provide access to all Australian newspapers. They have compiled a list of some of the newspapers that are missing. So please contact them if you can help.