Wanted: Queensland's missing newspapers

The search is on for specific newspapers that are missing from the extensive newspaper collections at 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

SLQ has identified the following ten top newspapers we would like to find to fill gaps in our collection.

If you have any of the following, please complete a donation enquiry form.

  • 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

Map of Queensland showing regions - select a region to view its missing newspaper issues Missing newspaper issues - Far North region Missing newspaper issues - North West region Missing newspaper issues - Central West region Missing newspaper issues - South West region Missing newspaper issues - Northern region Missing newspaper issues - Mackay region Missing newspaper issues - Fitzroy region Missing newspaper issues - Darling Downs region Missing newspaper issues - South East Queensland region Missing newspaper issues - Wide Bay - Burnett region

View the full list of missing newspapers by title or by region:

Central West
Darling Downs
Far North
North West
South East Queensland
South West
Wide Bay - Burnett


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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