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Newspaper Guide: Australian Newspapers

North Queensland newspapers (Special Collections)

This site will help if you are trying to identify the newspapers which have been published in north Queensland, at what dates they were published, and where  they can now be consulted.

JCU Staff & Student Subscription Access to News Corp Ltd Papers

Registration instructions for JCU staff and students.

Please note:
 This is not a library subscription, it has been organised by a different department of JCU. The link is provided for information. The Library does not have the ability to help with problems logging in or connection issues.
Contact the IT Help Desk for assistance with this resource.


This free digital campus subscription gives you:

  • Unrestricted digital access to:
    • The Townsville Bulletin (QLD)
    • The Cairns Post (QLD)
    • The Australian and The Weekend Australian (National)
    • The Courier Mail and Sunday Mail (QLD)
    • The Gold Coast Bulletin (QLD)
    • The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph (NSW)
    • The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (SA)
    • The Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun (VIC)
    • The Mercury and Sunday Tasmanian (TAS)
    • NT News and Sunday Territorian (NT)
    • The Geelong Advertiser (VIC)
  • Editorial newsletters for updates throughout the day (including The Australian’s Higher Education newsletter).
  • Email alerts for breaking news.
  • A custom curated monthly newsletter for JCU subscribers from The Australian.

Historic Australian newspapers at the National Library, 1803-1954

The National Library of Australia is digitising historic newspapers with full text available online. Coverage is from 1803-1954, and titles and print runs are increasing regularly. It supports browsing by title, date and location as well as searches. Articles and pages can be printed and downloaded and citations are provided.

Australian newspapers online

Many newspapers and news services are available on the internet. Only the current issue of a newspaper may be online, and the availability and cost of archived issues varies greatly. The internet version may not include the full content of the print version. JCU subscribes to full text of News Corp Ltd Papers.  

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