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Trove - Digitised Newspapers and More

New titles have been added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove by the National Library of Australia. 

Many of these newspapers are currently being added to Trove and further issues will become available shortly. These titles include:


  • Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 – 1922)
  • The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892 – 1905)
  • The Northern Mining Register (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1891 – 1892)
  • Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, QLD : 1883 – 1885)
  • Queensland Figaro (Brisbane, QLD : 1923 – 1936)
  • Queensland Figaro and Punch (Brisbane, QLD : 1885 – 1916)
  • Warwick Examiner and Times (St. Lucia, Qld. : 1867 – 1919)
  • The Western Champion (Barcaldine, Qld. : 1922 – 1937)


  • The Clipper (Hobart, Tas. : 1893 – 1909)
  • Title funded by Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Hobart, Tas. : 1890 – 1922)
  • Title funded by Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

These and the many other old newspapers Trove has digitised can be a rich source of anthropological, cultural, genealogical and/or sociological information for your studies, research or for your own personal interest.

To find out the latest titles which have been added to Trove, subscribe to one of Trove’s Web feeds.

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The Dawn, an early Australian feminist journal published by Louisa Lawson from 1888-1905, was digitised and made available by the National Library of Australia for International Women’s Day 2012.

This project was entirely funded by donations via the Digitise the Dawn campaign.

Access The Dawn via the National Library’s Trove database, which is freely available on the Internet. Trove contains the full content of Australian newspapers from 1803-1954, and the Australian Women’s Weekly to 1982.

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From the Powerhouse Museum

Tin plate toy spinning top, 1950

Tin plate toy spinning top, 1950

Over 70,000 historic items from the Powerhouse Museum’s collection are now listed in the National Library’s Trove database! Most have photographs available.

These items will appear in searches of the “Pictures, Photos, Objects” section of Trove, or you can search only the Powerhouse collection by choosing Advanced Search and entering ‘Powerhouse Museum’ as the Library to search.


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Trove logoThe National Library’s new Trove database is a fantastic free resource. Use it to find:

Use the main search box to search across everything, or click on on a section to search just books, newspapers, or images.

Set up your own profile to see only material available in your favourite libraries, create lists, add subject tags, and help other researchers by correcting the text of scanned newspaper articles. Trove refers to both a “treasure trove” of resources, and the French verb trouver – meaning, to search.

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