Newspaper archives

Historical newspaper resources

Microfilm

  • Mackay Standard (Nov. 1878 - 1905)
  • Mackay Mercury and South Kennedy Advertiser (1867 - 1905)
  • The Daily Chronicle (1895 - 1905)
  • The Daily Mercury (1906 - 2013)
  • The Mackay Midweek (1984 - 2008)
  • The Pioneer News (1984 - 2006)
  • The Capricornian, Rockhampton (1875 - 1927)

Digital access

Trove - created and maintained by the National Library of Australia, Trove provides digital access to newspapers.  With fantastic search functions including the ability to refine your search by article keywords and date frames.  Trove is easy to use and allows you to save a digital copy of the selected article.

Access:

  • Mackay Newspapers up to 1955

Hard copy

  • The Daily Mercury (2014 - present)
  • The Mackay Midweek (2011 - present)
  • Mackay Telegraph (2013)

Indexes

  • Betty Clarke Index (card file) ca. 1980 - 2004
  • Ryerson Index (free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers)

The State Library of Queensland, University of Queensland and James Cook University also hold early Mackay newspapers on microfilm.  Search their catalogues for details of newspaper holdings.