Monday, November 9, 2009

DIGITISATION of the SMH & ARGUS Newspapers

Message from: Sharon McGuinness
Teacher Librarian

The Sydney Morning HeraldImage via Wikipedia
 1. Sydney Morning Herald

The first digitised issues of the 

Sydney Morning Herald are now
available.  We have started from

the first issue 1831 and are 
making our way forwards to 1954.

The first 20 years (18,000 pages) are 

now available as follows:

Sydney Herald 1831-1842
Sydney Morning Herald 1842-1852

Issues from 1852 - 1954 will be 

made available each week from now on
through til early 2010. In early 2010 

The Sunday Herald 1949-1953 will
also become available.

We would like to acknowledge the financial contribution of the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation who have
given $1 million dollars towards the digitisation of this title.

2. The Argus (Melbourne)

The Argus  (and its previous title the Melbourne Argus) from 1846 - 1945 are now completed and available. 

The remaining 10 years (1945-1954) of the Argus will be made available in 2010 (mid to end of year).

Please circulate this message or its contents wherever appropriate.

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