New South Wales Newspapers

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The first Australian newspaper was published in Sydney, New South Wales on the [http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/page/5653 5th March 1803]: the ''Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser''. As the colony grew, so did the number of mastheads.
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The State Library of New South Wales has built an excellent collection of newspapers, both current and historical and their catalogue is a good place to start if you are looking for a newspaper circulating in your ancestor's town or district. As part of their preservation project, they have microfilmed much of their holdings.
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Using the State Library microfilms, the National Library of Australia has a major digitisation project underway making the historical newspapers available online.
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The Sydney Dead Persons Society began indexing death notices in the Sydney newspapers. This project has grown into the Ryerson Index which now (July 2013) indexes death notices and obituaries in 222 newspapers and has over 4,000,000 entries.
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== Finding a Newspaper  ==
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=== State Library of Australia  ===
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If you are looking for a newspaper which circulated in the area where your ancestor had a connection, the place to start is the [http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/ State Library of New South Wales] catalogue. This will tell you:
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*Title including any other titles used during its publication life
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*Holdings
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*Publication place, publisher and dates including any suspension of publication or missing issues
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*Physical description
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*Reproduction (if any)
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*Subject
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*Previous or successor publications
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The subject listing will be hyperlinked and enable you to find other publications circulating in the same area. The entry may also have a reference to "Ferguson":John Alexander Ferguson ''Bibliography of Australia'' (1941-1969).
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*[http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/ State Library of New South Wales catalogue]
  
 
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*[http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/titles?state=New South Wales Australian Newspapers 1803 – 1954 NSW:]
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=== Wikipedia  ===
*[http://www.nla.gov.au/ferg/browselist.html Australian Periodical Publications 1840 – 1845]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hcastle/ Australian Transcriptions]
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*Miscellaneous Newspaper Transcripts from Australia, Grevilles Post Office Directory of NSW 1872, and Penrith District Dispensary Registers 1847 - 1860 ]
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*[http://ryersonindex.net/search.php The Ryerson Index – Death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers]
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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Wikipedia hosts two incomplete but substantial and growing lists of newspapers in New South Wales, one of English language titles and another of community language publications.
  
*[[Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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The list of English language newspapers gives:
  
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*Newspaper title
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*Place of publication ( Town or Sydney Suburb)
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*Whether the place of publication is in the Sydney region
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*Whether the title is current or defunct
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*Years of Publication
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_New_South_Wales List of newspapers in New South Wales]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_non-English-language_newspapers_in_New_South_Wales List of non-English-language newspapers in New South Wales]
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Australia Gotoarrow.png New South Wales Gotoarrow.png Newspapers

The first Australian newspaper was published in Sydney, New South Wales on the 5th March 1803: the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. As the colony grew, so did the number of mastheads.

The State Library of New South Wales has built an excellent collection of newspapers, both current and historical and their catalogue is a good place to start if you are looking for a newspaper circulating in your ancestor's town or district. As part of their preservation project, they have microfilmed much of their holdings.

Using the State Library microfilms, the National Library of Australia has a major digitisation project underway making the historical newspapers available online.

The Sydney Dead Persons Society began indexing death notices in the Sydney newspapers. This project has grown into the Ryerson Index which now (July 2013) indexes death notices and obituaries in 222 newspapers and has over 4,000,000 entries.

Finding a Newspaper

State Library of Australia

If you are looking for a newspaper which circulated in the area where your ancestor had a connection, the place to start is the State Library of New South Wales catalogue. This will tell you:

  • Title including any other titles used during its publication life
  • Holdings
  • Publication place, publisher and dates including any suspension of publication or missing issues
  • Physical description
  • Reproduction (if any)
  • Subject
  • Previous or successor publications

The subject listing will be hyperlinked and enable you to find other publications circulating in the same area. The entry may also have a reference to "Ferguson":John Alexander Ferguson Bibliography of Australia (1941-1969).


Wikipedia

Wikipedia hosts two incomplete but substantial and growing lists of newspapers in New South Wales, one of English language titles and another of community language publications.

The list of English language newspapers gives:

  • Newspaper title
  • Place of publication ( Town or Sydney Suburb)
  • Whether the place of publication is in the Sydney region
  • Whether the title is current or defunct
  • Years of Publication