Searches are insensitive to case. UPPER, lower or MiXeD do not matter.
Partial Phrase searches will find your text anywhere in the item being
searched. For example, "ent" in a Partial Search would find "ent",
"entrance", "percent", "central",
"we entertain" etcetera.
Exact Match searches are fast, but only exact matches are found. For
example, "art" will return "art" but not "arts"
nor "martial" nor "art losses" etcetera .
Leading and trailing spaces are deleted from the search item.
Do not use quotes unless you think they are in the reference.
The English alphabet only will be recognised. Foreign words have been stored without accents, cedillas, umlauts etcetera.
Only the first 50 results will be returned in any search. To return other results, limit the search to a particular date range.
Our Librarians have perused each article and stored a number of pertinent
keywords for each article. Each keyword entry is a "Subject". Each
subject will be one or more words. For example, "deaths", "dairy
cows", "dance parties", "dairy" and
"cows" may all be stored as subjects.
The plural form of a keyword is usually stored. For example,
"horses" but not "horse".
It is best to start your search with a broad keyword eg. "cattle"
so that you can see the terms that the indexer has used -
then narrow your search depending on the results - "Jersey (cattle)",
"Australian Illawarra Shorthorn (cattle)", "cattle sales" etc.
If you are looking for a person, try the surname only first and then narrow
the search down (if necessary) when you have noted the initials or first name
that you are searching for. This is advised as the indexer may not have known
the first name or initials of the person indexed.
This is the identical spelling of the heading of the article in the
newspaper. It will include any typographical errors as they appeared in the
The author's name will be stored in the form "Surname,(space)OtherName"
where OtherName may be the First name and/or Initials.
Full stops may appear in the authorís name, with a comma at the end of
the Surname part and single spaces to separate the First Name and/or Initials
eg. Smith,(space)John or Smith,(space)J.P. or Smith,(space)John(space)P.
The apostrophe will be used where this is part of a name.
Use the numeric form with oblique "/" or hyphen "-"
separators between the day, month and year.
Leading zeros are acceptable but not necessary. For example, 03 or 3 are
both acceptable for the third day or for March, but "3rd" or
"Mar" or "March" are not valid.
The full year must be entered using 4 numeric characters.
Use "dd/mm/yyyy" format.
News, Editorial, Obituary
These check boxes may be used to make your search more precise by including
only those areas of your interest.