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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:

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 994.3 B32c.)

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

AUSTRALIA - NEWSPAPERS

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.)

Newspaper bibliographies are listed in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

AUSTRALIA - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY

AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NEWSPAPERS - BIBLIOGRAPHY

Web Sites

http://www.nla.gov.au/npapers/

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