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State Library of Tasmania

Information about newspapers at the State Library of Tasmania and how to access them is available in the following places:

  • News and newspapers - access to local, national and world news from the late 18th century to today.
  • Search the catalogue
  • See also section on Access to newspapers at this website

Digitised newspapers

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

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

Routine annual microfilming in 2010/11:

  • Circular Head Chronicle 9 Jan-23 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • Cygnet & Channel Classifieds 11 Jan 2007-18 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • Gazette (New Norfolk) 9 Jan 2008-17 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • Huon Valley News 16 Jan 2008-24 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • Island News 18 Jan 2008-19 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • King Island Courier 16 Jan 2008-17 Dec 2008 (1 reel)
  • Lilydale Progressive Jan 2002-Dec 2007 (1 reel)
  • Tasman Gazette Jan-Dec 2007 (1 reel)
  • Tasmanian Country 5 Jan-21 Dec 2007 (1 reel)
  • Trading Post 4 Jan-26 Dec 2007 (2 reels)
  • Treasure Islander Jan 2006-May 2007 (1 reel)
  • Western Herald 24 Jan 2006-Dec 2007 (1 reel)

Missing titles

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

Newspapers Found!

In 2010/11, the following newspapers were found:

  • Mercury (Hobart) Southern edition July-Dec 1941. By historical accident, SLT's deposit set of the Mercury for the 1930s and early 1940s is the Launceston and North West Coast edition; a bundle of loose copies of the Southern edition from late 1941 was found in a Hobart school during renovations and donated to SLT.
  • North Western Advocate and Emu Bay Times (Devonport & Burnie) miscellaneous issues from 1914-1916 have been acquired from various sources. Holdings for the period 1912-1918 are still fragmentary.
  • Van Diemen's Land Chronicle (Hobart) Mar 4, 1842 The significance of this newspaper lies in the fact that all standard accounts of the history of this paper say that it ceased in Dec. 1841, despite references in other newspapers suggesting that it continued well into 1842. The re-discovery of this loose copy is the first material evidence that the Van Diemen’s Land Chronicle did indeed continue beyond Dec. 1841.

Last updated 28 November 2011

Digitised newspapers

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

Missing titles

Newspapers Found!