Wanted: Queensland’s missing newspapers
The search is on for specific newspapers that are missing from the extensive newspaper collections at the State Library of Queensland.
If there’s a stack of old newspapers gathering dust under the bed or out in the shed then you may be able to help fill some of the gaps in these collections.
Newspapers reflect our social, political and cultural history. They allow us to be voyeurs of societies that no longer exist, immersing us in the cultural setting of a bygone era.
Top ten most wanted
The State Library has identified the following ten top newspapers we would like to find to fill gaps in our collection:
- Aramac Mail - 1879-1882
- Cairns Advocate - 1897-1900
- Central Free Press and Peak Downs Advocate - 1876-1877
- Copperfield Advocate - 1878-1879
- Croyden Miner - 1887-1888
- Gladstone Observer (First) - 1868-1872
- Golden Age - 1876-1877
- Mitchell and Gregory Mail - 1881-1885
- Mundic Miner and Etheridge Gazette - 1889-1917
- Palmer Chronicle - 1877-1891
View the full list by title (PDF 172.0 KB) or by region:
Central West (PDF 92.5 KB)
Darling Downs (PDF 107.6 KB)
Far North (PDF 110.5 KB)
Fitzroy (PDF 95.5 KB)
Mackay (PDF 94.2 KB)
North West (PDF 92.9 KB)
Northern (PDF 33.3 KB)
South East Queensland (PDF 109.4 KB)
South West (PDF 94.0 KB)
Wide Bay - Burnett (PDF 29.2 KB)
Can you help us fill the gaps?
The Australian Newspaper Plan (ANPlan) is an ambitious initiative of Australia’s national, state and territory libraries to locate, collect, preserve and provide access to every newspaper published in Australia.
You can also visit www.nla.gov.au/anplan for a list of wanted newspapers from across the nation.
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