Preserving Queensland newspapers

Newspapers are an important resource for researching, preserving and sharing our stories - as a nation, or within communities and families. Because these publications are typically produced on low grade paper, they deteriorate rapidly with age. Microfilming these important documents ensures their long term preservation.

Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan)

State Library of Queensland's newspaper preservation activities are in line with the Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan).

Only remaining edition of the Herbert River Express 1910 Treatment of Herbert River Express

The image on the left is of the only remaining edition of the Herbert River Express 1910. This newspaper was fire and water damaged. It was retrieved from the local area and included in the State Library's ANPlan program.

The image on the right is of the same newspaper undergoing conservation treatment.

Commercial microfilm service

SLQ has approximately three linear kilometres of original newspapers, of which over 300 Queensland titles have been captured to preservation microfilm, with some titles also available on microfiche. As well, we hold a selection of Queensland Government Gazettes, Parliamentary Papers and manuscripts. SLQ offers a fee based service for the provision of duplicate microfilm and microfiche derived from our master holdings.

Please contact us for further information on microfilm and microfiche sales.

Wanted: Queensland's missing newspapers

Help us locate Queensland newspapers not currently held by State Library.

Related links

Powerhouse Museum Conservation Advice Research Engine (CARE)

Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program

Trove: Digitised newspapers and more

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