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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 Digitised newspapers on Trove. See also information about the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program.

Newspaper titles recently microfilmed

In addition to the systematic microfilming of all current newspapers, the following retrospective titles were filmed in 2012/13:

  • Adelong argus 22 Jan. 1924 (1 reel)
  • The Ardlethan-Beckom times 7 Aug. 1924-17 Apr. 1957 (1 reel)
  • The Bay advocate (Batemans Bay, NSW): South Coast & Southern Tablelands Magazine. 5 Jan. 1979-26 Mar. 1982 (4 reels)
  • The Bega standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and general advertiser 1883-1885 (3 reels)
  • Berelan leader 16 Oct. 1924, Jan. 1927-Nov. 1927 (1 reel)
  • Bowraville guardian and Nambucca gazette (Bowraville, NSW) 23 Jul. 1955-2 Feb. 1956 (1 reel)
  • The Branxton advocate, Greta and Rothbury reporter (Branxton, NSW) 4 Mar. 1916 (1 reel)
  • Bungendore mirror Aug. 1977-1990 (1 reel)
  • Byron Bay advocate 12 Aug.-25 Nov. 1992, 27 Apr. 1994 (2 reels) donated by the Bathurst Library
  • City times (Sydney, NSW) 22 Jan., 5 & 12 Feb. 1959 (1 reel)
  • Cootamundra liberal 21 Jan., 3 Sep. 1924 (1 reel)
  • Cooma Monaro express 1990-Mar. 1992 (4 reels)
  • Hill End and Tambaroora times and miners' advocate 18 & 21Feb. 1874 (1 reel)
  • The Tamworth advertiser (West Tamworth, NSW) 7 Mar. 1968-20 Mar. 1969 (1 reel)
  • The Temora independent 10 Nov. 1894 (1 reel)
  • Temora star 2 May 1914; 13 Feb. 1933 (1 reel)
  • Western times (Bathurst, NSW) 16 Jun. 1988-12 Apr. 1990 (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.

Newspapers found!

  • The Bay advocate (Batemans Bay, NSW: South Coast & Tablelands Magazine) 5 Jan. 1979-26 Mar. 1982 (4 reels)
  • The Bega standard and Candelo, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Wolumla, and General Advertiser 1883-1885 donated by Bega Valley Shire Library
  • The Branxton Advocate, Greta and Rothbury Reporter 4 Mar 1916 (1 reel)
  • The Temora Independent 10 Nov. 1894 anonymously donated

Last updated January 2014