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State Library of New South Wales

There are over 1,917 NSW newspapers in the State Library's collection including 305 current titles and 1,612 'dead' titles.

Newspapers are a heavily used resource and provide an interesting reflection of the community. The city/country breakdown is 55% of NSW newspaper titles published in rural areas and 45% of titles in cities. Twenty-three percent, or about 70 titles, currently received are in 35 community languages other than English.

Accessing Newspapers at the State Library of New South Wales

Information about newspapers at the State Library of New South Wales and how to access them is available in the following places on the State Library's website:

Digitised newspapers

Digitised New South Wales newspapers are available online through Trove. See also information about the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

In addition to the systematic microfilming of all current newspapers, the following retrospective titles were filmed in 2010/11:

  • Burrowa news 1923/1951 4 misc. issues (1 reel)
  • Cootamundra herald 1924 (1 reel)
  • Express Wieczorny May 1994-Dec 2010 (33 reels)
  • Forest & shine news Mar 1976-Sep 1979 (2 reels)
  • Iran news Apr-Dec 2010 (1 reel)
  • Lithgow spade Jul-Sep 2008 (1 reel)
  • Murrundi times (1 reel)
  • News leader Jan 1984-Aug 1990 (20 reels)
  • Nornews rural 1988-Mar 1999 (5 reels)
  • Quirindi argus Jan 15, 1897 (1 reel)
  • Quirindi gazette Jan 8, 1887; Apr 29, 1896 (1 reel)
  • Quirindi heralds (1 reel)
  • Referee 1891/1895; 1901/1909 (12 reels)
  • Serbian struggle Dec 1977-Sep 1981 (2 reels)
  • Southern star (Muruya) Jul 1998-Dec 1999 (6 reels)
  • Sydney news Aug 1993-Jul 1995 (4 reels)
  • Ulladulla & Milton times Jun 1958-Oct 1960 (1 reel)
  • Wagga Wagga progress weekly May 22, 1969 (1 reel)
  • Weekly mirror Jul 1961-Jan 1962 (6 reels)
  • Western mail Jan 1974-Mar 1991 (6 reels)


Missing titles

An up-to-date list of missing newspapers is available on this website. Please contact the State Library if you are able to help locate these titles.

Newspapers found!

  • Armidale budget Vol. 3 No. 30; 5 June, 1897; from University of New England Heritage Centre to SLNSW (microform version only)
  • Burrowa news and Marengo, Binalong, Murrumburrah and Cootamundra reporter; four miscellaneous issues from 1923-1951; from private donor to SLNSW
  • Moruya Examiner (1989) Aug. 18, 1993; Dec. 1, 1993; Dec. 7, 1994; Apr. 2, 1995; Dec. 19, 1997; Feb. 18, Mar. 18, 1998 issues loaned to the SLNSW for microfilming
  • News leader 1984-1990 Issues donated by Shoal Haven City Council to the SLNSW
  • The Referee 1891-1895; 1901-1909 purchased by the SLNSW

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Last updated 25 November 2011

Accessing Newspapers at the State Library of New South Wales

Digitised newspapers

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

Missing titles

Newspapers found!