Newspapers provide an invaluable resource for researching  Australian Federation, reflecting the opinions of the colonial societies.   The National Library of Australia holds the largest collection of Australian and overseas newspapers in Australia in both print and digital formats.  

A range of Australian newspapers published throughout the Federation period can also be accessed online via the Trove digitised newspapers service.

Catalogue search tips

Newspapers, both online and print, may be found in the online catalogue.  Use the Browse subjects option to search by place eg:

You can also search by title for the name of the newspaper eg:

In addition to browsing subject headings or using the titles of newspapers you can use different keywords alone or combined to identify a wide variety of newspapers related items eg"

Results of such searches may reveal publications online, in microform or in print.