Slowly, slowly the Australian historical newspaper collection online grows, thanks to those who ‘sponsor’ papers to be digitsed as well as the newspaper digitisation team at the National Library of Australia.

Since my last update back in March 2019, Trove has added almost 2 million more newspaper scans to their collection, taking the current total to a whopping 224,759,059 scanned pages online. That’s right … over 224 MILLION pages. All online, and all free for anyone, anywhere in the world to use. So what are you waiting for? There’s so many amazing stories just waiting to be discovered.

Here’s the list the titles they’ve released over the past few months, as well as those that are coming soon.

*** WHAT’S NEW ***

Border Morning Mail (Albury, NSW: 1938-1943)
North Coast Times (Bellingen and Coffs Harbour, NSW: 1888-1889)
Nota (Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens, NSW: 1970-1983)
The Bananacoast Opinion (Coffs Harbour, NSW : 1973 – 1978)

Torres News (Thursday Island, Qld.: 1957-2015)

Chiltern Leader (Vic.: 1896-1898)
The Express, Melton (Vic.: 1943-1954)
Mountain District Free Press (Vic. : 1947-1954)

The Albany Observer (WA: 1890-1891)
Bonnie Rock-Lake Brown-Mukinbudin Leader (WA: 1934-1939)
Corrigin Broadcaster and Peoples Weekly (WA: 1930-1933)
Dampier Despatch (Broome, WA: 1904-1905)
Esperance Times (WA: 1896-1898)
Fremantle Advocate (WA : 1926-1942)
Gnowangerup Star (WA: 1941-1954)
Greenbushes Advocate and Donnybrook and Bridgetown Advertiser (WA: 1899-1902)
Nelson Advocate (WA: 1926-1938)
Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA: 1952-1954)
The Perenjori Pioneer (WA: 1930-1933)

A Voz de Timor (Dili, East Timor: 1973-1975)



Albury Banner (1881-1896) [Albury & District Historical Society; NSW State Government Regional Cultural Fund]
Border Morning Mail (1938-1942) [Albury & District Historical Society; NSW State Government Regional Cultural Fund]
NOTA (1970-1983) [Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group]

The Yellow Flag and Torrens Island Terror (1901) [Peter Collins]

Arena Sun (1900-1904) [State Library Victoria]
Great Southern Advocate (1907-1913; 1919-1926) [Korumburra & District Historical Society]
The Moe Register and Narracan Shire Advocate (1888-1889) [Latrobe City Libraries]
Narracan Shire Advocate (1889-1891) [Latrobe City Libraries]
Richmond Guardian (1907-1909;1915-1916) [Rhett Bartlett]

Bullfinch Budget (1910-1911) [State Library of WA]
Bullfinch Miner and Yilgarn Advocate (1910) [State Library of WA]
Central Districts Advertiser and Agriculture and Mining Journal (1893-1895) [State Library of WA]
Central Districts Advocate (1922-1924) [State Library of WA]
Collie Times (1935) [State Library of WA]
Daily Advertiser (Geraldton, WA: 1890-1893) [State Library of WA]
Democrat (Perth, WA: 1904-1905) [State Library of WA]
Dumbleyung-Lake Grace-Newdegate Cultivator and Kukerin and Moulyinning Producer (1930) [State Library of WA]
The Fremantle Advocate (Aug 1926-Jan 1942) [Fremantle Library]
Kalgoorlie and Boulder Standard (1897-1898) [State Library of WA]
Kanowna Democrat and North East Coolgardie Advertiser (1896-1897) [State Library of WA]
Kanowna Herald (1898) [State Library of WA]
Kondinin Wheatlander and Kulin and Karlgarin Gazette (1926-1927) [State Library of WA]
Kookynie Advocate and Northern Goldfields News (1903-1904) [State Library of WA]
Koorda Record (1934-1939) [State Library of WA]
Laverton Mercury (1899-1921); [State Library of WA]
Morning Post (Geraldton, WA: 1895-1896) [State Library of WA]
Mullewa Magnet and Perenjori-Morawa Advertiser (1927-1928) [State Library of WA]
Murchison Magnet and Mullewa Mercury (1926-1927) [State Library of WA]
Northern Public Opinion and Mining and Pastoral News (1894-1902) [State Library of WA]
Pingelly Express (1905-1906) [State Library of WA]
Southern Cross Herald (1894-1896) [State Library of WA]
Southern Cross Miner (1899-1902) [State Library of WA]
Wheatbelt Wheatsheaf and Dampier Advocate (1930-1939) [State Library of WA]
York Gazette and Quairading and Dangin Herald (1930-1931) [State Library of WA]

If you as an individual, community group or government organisation are interested in seeing particular newspapers digitised that haven’t been already, please have a read of their How Can I Contribute? page, and get in touch with the Australian Newspaper Plan at the National Library of Australia (