Australian Newspaper Archives
The following link can reward the genealogist with many original newpaper articles from as early as 1803. Gives Birth Death and Marriage Notices in most papers as well as other interesting articles.
Historic Australian Newspapers 1803 - 1954
Search the following Newspapers for .pdf of articles relating to your relatives. Contains a Search Engine facility - just enter the surname you need and up pop the results!!!! Only a limited number of years have been published but still well worth exploring. As with all pdf readers some mistakes occur.
When you click on the result it will take you to the actual page of the Newspaper with the name highlighted in pink. You can use the print option in the top left hand corner of the page to print the page or save to your computer.
The Argus was a morning daily newspaper in Melbourne established in 1846 and closed in 1957. Widely known as a conservative newspaper for most of its history, it adopted a left leaning approach from 1949 when it was acquired by the London based Daily Mirror newspaper group. The main competitor over the life of the newspaper was the David Syme's more liberal minded The Age newspaper
The Brisbane Courier
The Canberra Times newspaper was founded in 1926 in Canberra, Australia by Arthur Shakespeare. It was the second paper to be printed in the city, the first being The Federal Capital Pioneer. The paper was sold to the Fairfax group in the 1960s by Arthur Shakespeare on the condition that it continue to advocate for Canberra. It was later sold to Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, which in turn sold it to Kerry Stokes in 1989 for $110 million. Rural Press Limited bought the paper from Stokes in 1998 for $160 million. Rural Press Limited merger with Fairfax Media on 8 May 2007. The paper first went online on 31 March 1997
The Courier Mail is a daily newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. Owned by News Corporation, it is published daily from Monday to Saturday in tabloid format. Its editorial offices are located at Bowen Hills, in Brisbane's inner northern suburbs, and it is printed at Murarrie, in Brisbane's eastern suburbs
The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter
The Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser The first seven issues of what was to become the Colonial times were published as the Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser. The serial numbers were continued from those of the Hobart Town Gazette which Andrew Bent (the publisher of the Colonial Times) had published until 24th June 1825. The publication of the Hobart Town Gazette had been taken over by Ross and Howe from 25th June 1825.
Supplements accompany some issues.
The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser
The Mercury is a daily newspaper, published in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, by Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, part of News Limited and News Corporation. The weekend issues of the paper are called Mercury on Saturday and Sunday Tasmanian
The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal (often simply called The West) is the only locally-edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by ASX-listed West Australian Newspapers Holdings Ltd. From 15 Feb. 1840-7 Mar. 1840 the Perth gazette was not published due to the lack of a compositor. A small one-page sheet called "The Advertiser" was published instead.
The South Australian Advertiser
The Sydney Gazette and the New South Wales Advertiser was the first newspaper in Australia. Published from 5 March 1803, it was initially called 'The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser '. The paper was issued weekly; the content was mostly government-issued official notices dealing with the import of spirits and General Orders regulating boats’ cargoes. In 1825 the paper became bi-weekly, and by 1831 the 'Sydney Gazette' was available three times a week.