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Archived Newspapers UNE Library

Use Library Search to find archived newspapers held at the Library and elsewhere. Many newspapers are archived on microform. Microform is any type of microreproduction of documents. Microfilm is used at UNE Library.

For example, search for:
   Macleay Argus

The results reveal that the Library holds the newspaper in Microform. Click on the Details link to see the holdings (years of publication).

The results also show that the Library has access to an online version. Click the Details link to see the holdings (in this case, 2011 to present).

Microfilm viewers

Microfilm viewers are located in the Open Reserve room on Level 2 of the Library, and on Level 1.


Archived Newspapers Online

Australia & New Zealand

Trove: digitised Australian newspapers from 1803

New Zealand Newspapers: Papers Past 1839-1932


British Newspapers: available from National Library of Australia. Join for free. Also available at NSW State Library using local (NSW) library membership number.

The European Library: full-text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages

Times (UK) Digital Archive 1785-2008: Available from the National Library of Australia with registration


Chronicling America: 1836-1922 - 8,750,000 pages digitised 3,400 US papers, 1700s-2000s (subscriber database)

Newseum: Archived front pages on historical events.


Archived Chinese Australian Newspapers

The following digitised newspapers are provided by Trove.

Chinese Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1902 - 1922)

The Chinese Australian Herald Guang yi hua bao (Sydney, NSW : 1894 - 1923)

The Chinese Advertiser (Ballarat, Vic. : 1856)


Newspapers in State Libraries

Each of the National and State Libraries has an eResources collection which includes some archived newspapers. Some resources are freely accessible. Some require membership, or you may be able to use the barcode number of your local library membership. There are no fees for access or membership.

Check the National Library of Australia, or your State* library for holdings.

National Library of Australia:

State Library New South Wales

State Library of Victoria

State Library of Queensland

State Library of South Australia

State Library of Western Australia

State Library of Tasmania

Australian Capital Territory Library

Northern Territory Library

*You need to live in the State to join that State's library.


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