Sunday 24 August 2008

AN (AUSSIE) TECHNOLOGICAL MASTERPIECE FOR HISTORIANS

Bobby Nilsson, an Australian living in Cape Town,
posted the following on Rootsweb South Africa:

"Aussie newspapers are being put online. Although its at an early stage, there are already stacks of references to South Africa. "

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Bobby subsequently forwarded the following to us:

As of 31 July 2008 1.4 million pages for the Australian Newspapers Digitisation program had been scanned, covering the following:

Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 1843 - 1893
Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 1803 - 1842
The Sydney Morning Herald 1846 - 1954
The Argus 1848 - 1945
The Melbourne Argus 1846 - 1848
The Courier-Mail 1933 - 1934
The Brisbane Courier 1864 - 1899
The Courier (Brisbane, Qld.) 1861 - 1864
The Moreton Bay Courier 1846 - 1861
The Canberra Times 1926 - 1954
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Journal 1833 - 1847
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 1848 - 1864
West Australian Times 1863 - 1864
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times 1864 - 1874
Western Australian Times 1874 - 1879
West Australian 1879 - 1900
The South Australian Advertiser 1858 - 1861
The Advertiser 1901 - 1919
Colonial Times 1828 - 1857
Colonial Times and Tasmanian Advertiser 1825 - 1827
Hobart Town Gazette 1825 - 1827
Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen's Land Advertiser 1821 - 1825
The Hobart Town Gazette and Southern Reporter 1816 - 1821
The Hobarton Mercury 1854 - 1857
The Hobart Town Mercury 1857 - 1857
Hobart Town Daily Mercury 1858 - 1859
The Mercury 1860 - 1920
The Courier (Hobart, Tas.) 1840 - 1859
The Hobart Town Courier and Van Diemen's Land Gazette 1839 - 1840
The Hobart Town Courier 1827 - 1839
Northern Territory Times and Gazette 1873 - 1927
Northern Territory Times 1927 - 1932.

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