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Accessing Newspapers at the State Library of South Australia

Information about newspapers and how to access them at the State Library of South Australia is available at:

  • Search the catalogue at the State Library of South Australia
  • SA Memory website - to find information about the history of South Australian newspapers and details about particular papers, click on 'Collections' and then on 'SA Newspapers'
  • See also section on Access to newspapers at this website

Digitised newspapers

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

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

The following titleswere microfilmed in 2010/11 by SLSA as part of its routine microfilming program:

  • Advertiser Jul 2010-Jun 2011(36 reels)
  • Sunday Mail Jul 2010-Jun 2011 (12 reels)
  • Current SA Messenger Press and regional South Australian titles (140 reels)

The following retrospective titles were also microfilmed:

  • Blyth Agriculturist 1912-1969 (20 reels)
  • City and Country 1881-1883 (1 reel)
  • Copper Age 1906-1908 (1 reel)
  • Courier (Mt Barker) 1968 (2 reels)
  • Daily Herald 1910-1924 (58 reels)
  • Glenelg Guardian 1914-1936 (9 reels)
  • Jamestown Star and Farmer's Journal 1903-1946 (14 reels)
  • Mining Standard 1904-1909 (5 reels)
  • South Australian (Official organ of the South Australian Liberal Foundation) 1925-1929 (5 reels)
  • South Australian Times 1883-1885 (1 reel)
  • Sunday Mail 1978-1984 (96 reels)
  • Transcontinental Jan-Jun 1951 (1 reel)
  • Wakefield Sun 1910-1912 (1 reel)
  • West Suburban Echo 1923-1924 (1 reel)
  • West Torrens Gazette 1913-1914 (1 reel)

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.

Newspaper found!

The Laura standard: and Beetaloo, Wirrabara, Melrose, Booleroo Centre and Yarowie advertiser Vol. 1, no.1; 11 April1889; first issue, printed on silk as a gift to the newspaper's sponsors. Although this issue was already in the SLSA’s collection, this edition is a significant find as no other South Australian newspaper is known to have been produced in this manner. Donated by Rocky River Historic & Art Society, which holds a second copy on silk, to the SLSA.

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Last updated 28 November 2011

Accessing Newspapers at the State Library of South Australia

Digitised newspapers

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

Missing titles

Newspaper found!