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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family History: Newspapers

This guide has been written to assist Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander family historians locate sources available to them at James Cook University, as well as some suggestions for resources located elsewhere.

North Queensland newspapers

The Library has a collection of North Queensland newspapers available for genealogical research.  Some are on microfilm including:

Townsville Daily Bulletin     1890-1897; 1912-1984     MF AJ

Cairns Argus                          1890-1987                          MF FS 66

Full newspaper holdings may be found using Tropicat, or ask for the booklet North Queensland Newspapers: A select list of sources, available at the InfoHelp or Special Collections desk.

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