In making available digitised records of Australian newspapers (from 1803-1954), the National Library of Australia (NLA) has created a most valuable resource for researchers, historians, genealogists and others simply interested in understanding the history of Australia as it was reported.
By selecting articles and illustrations from its current and growing collection, I want to entice others to go trawling for themselves.
As stated on the National Library’s website, “the library does not own copyright on the images or the original newspapers. The Library has digitised newspapers prior to 1954 on the understanding that they are out of copyright.” All sourced items will be cited as per the recommendations of the NLA.
There will be little commentary although I may add additional references where available and relevant to the item.