Issue Details: First known date: 1842 1842
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Type of Media

Newspapers, regional newspapers and magazines

Access for Researchers

Requests considered on case-by-case basis

Content Summary

  • Editions of "The Examiner" on microfilm, 1842-present
  • Clippings index for "The Examiner", 1970-2000
  • "Weekly Courier" magazine - bound volumes and index, 1901-1935
  • "Weekly Examiner/Tasmanian" - bound volumes, 1872-1895
  • "Saturday Evening Express" - bound volumes, 1924-1984
  • Regional newspapers published by "The Examiner", including "East Coast News", "Launceston Times", "Northern Midlands News", "Meander Valley News" and "Tamar Times" (and their predecessor papers), in bound volumes and on microfilm
  • Photographs: selection of black and white negatives to 1970, then more complete collection, 1970-present


"The Examiner" was founded in 1842 as a weekly, eventually becoming a daily in 1877. It is currently part of Fairfax Media.

"The Examiner" has been digitised up until 1954 by the National Library of Australia’s newspaper digitisation project and can be accessed on the library’s Trove webpage.

The State Library of Tasmania holds an extensive collection of "The Examiner". The Queen Victoria Museum in Launceston has a collection of company and other documents for the years 1889 to 1945.


newspapers, regional newspapers, magazines, "The Examiner", "Weekly Courier", "Tasmanian", "Saturday Evening Express", index, Fairfax Media

Contact Name

The Examiner Newspaper Editorial Library


71-75 Paterson St, Launceston, Tas 7250. Postal Address: PO Box 99, Launceston, Tas 7250

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (3) 6336 7111, Fax +61 (3) 6331 4858


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