More local Hawkesbury newspapers were recently added to Trove newspapers, an extensive collection of digitised historical Australian newspapers. Information located from newspapers is often unique and not found anywhere else. They are an important source for both local and family history research.
Collaborating with the National Library of Australia, Hawkesbury Library Service scanned and digitised further issues of the Windsor & Richmond Gazette as part of the Trove newspaper project. The dates originally covered 1888 to 1955 and have now been extended to 1961 and cover events within ‘living memory’. The Windsor & Richmond Gazette, now known as Hawkesbury Gazette, was established in 1888 and is the longest running newspaper in the district.
Trove provides access to over 18.5 million pages from more than 1000 Australian newspapers and is freely accessible online at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/ The latest additions complement existing holdings of local Hawkesbury newspapers on Trove, as follows:
- Australian: Windsor, Richmond & Hawkesbury Advertiser 1873 – 1899
- Hawkesbury Advocate 1899 – 1900
- Hawkesbury Chronicle 1881 – 1888
- Hawkesbury Courier 1844 – 1846
- Hawkesbury Herald 1902-1945 (Incomplete)
- Windsor Express 1843 – 1844