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.

Happy browsing.

Lynn Walsh


7 Comments on “About”

  1. redcactus says:

    That’s an interesting blog you have there! Keep up with the good work, and thanks for following!

  2. james says:

    Wow – I never knew you were interested in this. Some amazing stuff here. James

  3. Many Cha Cha Michelle says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I’d like to nominate you for a blogging award called called the “Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness” which is a mouthful 🙂

    Up to you whether you accept, but I’m happy to tell you that I like what you’re doing here and I think you deserve it.

    Details are below, and I’m about to post about it too at Many Cha Cha.

    Best Wishes,


    “Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness”

    The rules for this award are:

    1. Write ten awesome facts about yourself.
    2. Nominate ten other bloggers that you think are awesome enough to win this award.
    3. Inform the chosen they have won

  4. Thanks for coming to visit my blog,and have a great day.

  5. Karen Banting says:

    I am looking at p. 13729 – Frankston street photo – is there a date for this pic??

    Hi Karen – I can’t seem to track the post you’re interested in. Can you please drop a link into a comment and I’ll see what I can do in terms of publication date. Cheers

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