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The first newspaper in Australia, the weekly Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, began publication in 1802. Other newspapers soon followed. Notices of births, marriages, and deaths; obituaries, military, government and business notices; and news of the day were printed in these newspapers. Some compilations have been made of the genealogical information found in early newspapers. The following is one such compilation:
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Grinly, Merle, and Margaret Belcher, Editors. ''Crosse- Dunleavy index: births, marriages, and deaths, 1846–1860''. Stones Corner, Queensland, Australia: The Genealogical Society of Queensland, 1985. (Family History Library Call Number [http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=367875&disp=Crosse-Dunleavy+index&columns=*,180,0 994.3 B32c].)
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[[Image:Sydney Herald.jpg|thumb|right|200x200px|Sydney Herald.jpg]]The first newspaper in Australia, the weekly Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, began publication in 1802. Other newspapers soon followed. Notices of births, marriages, and deaths; obituaries, military, government and business notices; and news of the day were printed in these newspapers. The [http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954] project is digitizing many early newspapers.  
  
To find newspapers and compilations available in the Family History Library, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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[http://news.google.com/archivesearch/advanced_search?ned=us&hl=en Google news] has put the Sydney Morning Herald on-line. The images start with 1854 and continue to the present. It is not a complete run but still worth your time. It is free to use and view the newspaper but you cannot print or copy the image.
  
[http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=474617&subject_disp=Australia+-+Newspapers&columns=*,180,0 AUSTRALIA - NEWSPAPERS]
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Some compilations have been made of the genealogical information found in early newspapers. The following is an example for Queensland.  
  
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS
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Grinly, Merle, and Margaret Belcher, Editors. ''Crosse- Dunleavy index: births, marriages, and deaths, 1846–1860''. Stones Corner, Queensland, Australia: The Genealogical Society of Queensland, 1985. (Family History Library book number {{FHL|367875|title-id|disp=994.3 B32c}}.)
  
Bibliographies of existing newspapers are also available. The following is an example:
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== Family History Library Collection  ==
  
''Newspapers in Australian Libraries: A Union List''. Fourth Edition. Canberra, Australia: National Library of Australia, 1984–1985. (Family History Library Call Number [http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=15652&disp=Newspapers+in+Australian+libraries&columns=*,180,0 994 B33n] 1984.)
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To find newspapers and compilations available in the Family History Library, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
Newspaper bibliographies are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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[http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=201103&disp=Newspapers+in+Australian+libraries&columns=*,180,0 AUSTRALIA - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY]
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*AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS
  
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Bibliographies of existing newspapers are also available. The following is an example:
  
=== Web Sites ===
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*''Newspapers in Australian Libraries: A Union List''. Fourth Edition. Canberra, Australia: National Library of Australia, 1984–1985. (Family History Library Call Number [http://webview/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=15652&disp=Newspapers+in+Australian+libraries&columns=*,180,0 994 B33n] 1984.)
  
http://www.nla.gov.au/npapers/
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To find newspaper bibliographies, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
http://newspaper-world.com/australia/index.htm
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=== Websites  ===
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*[http://www.newspapers.com.au/ Australian Newspapers]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm?o_xid=0022468880&o_lid=0022468880&o_xt=28727949 Ryerson Index]
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*[http://trove.nla.gov.au/ Trove] Digitised Newspapers and other resources from The [[Www.nla.gov.au|National Library of Australia]]
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The first newspaper in Australia, the weekly Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, began publication in 1802. Other newspapers soon followed. Notices of births, marriages, and deaths; obituaries, military, government and business notices; and news of the day were printed in these newspapers. The Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954 project is digitizing many early newspapers.

Google news has put the Sydney Morning Herald on-line. The images start with 1854 and continue to the present. It is not a complete run but still worth your time. It is free to use and view the newspaper but you cannot print or copy the image.

Some compilations have been made of the genealogical information found in early newspapers. The following is an example for Queensland.

Grinly, Merle, and Margaret Belcher, Editors. Crosse- Dunleavy index: births, marriages, and deaths, 1846–1860. Stones Corner, Queensland, Australia: The Genealogical Society of Queensland, 1985. (Family History Library book number 994.3 B32c.)

Family History Library Collection

To find newspapers and compilations available in the Family History Library, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:


  • AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS

Bibliographies of existing newspapers are also available. The following is an example:

  • Newspapers in Australian Libraries: A Union List. Fourth Edition. Canberra, Australia: National Library of Australia, 1984–1985. (Family History Library Call Number 994 B33n 1984.)

To find newspaper bibliographies, look in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

AUSTRALIA - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY

AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY

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