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Goulburn's first newspaper, The Goulburn Herald began publishing in 1848, and was produced by hand press until 1860. Other newspapers published at the time include The Goulburn Chronicle, The Goulburn Echo, The Evening Star, The Southern Daily Argus, and The Goulburn Advertiser.

Today's Goulburn Post, dating back to the mid-1860s and undergoing many amalgamations and name changes during the intervening years, is the only surviving newspaper of those early competitors.


Goulburn Library Collection

Goulburn Mulwaree Library holds a full collection of Goulburn's early newspapers on microfilm, along with a number of indexes compiled from historical newspapers.

Access is available during Library opening hours, and Library staff can help you access the microfilm, and print and save articles.

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Trove Newspapers provides free online access to over 8 million pages from over 350 Australian newspapers, including:
Argyle Liberal and District Recorder (NSW: 1903-1910)
Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW: 1881-1940)
Goulburn Evening Post (NSW: 1940-1954)
Goulburn Herald (NSW: 1881-1908)
The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (NSW: 1864-1881)

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State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW includes historic newspaper databases such as The Times Digital Archive and Gale NewsVault. You will need a SLNSW Readers card to access these from home.

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