Issue Details: First known date: 1848... 1848 Berrima District Historical and Family History Society Inc.
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Regional newspapers and newsletters

Access for Researchers


Content Summary


  • Hard copy and microfilm, and indexes to 1960 for local newspapers:
  • "Berrima District Post", 1960-1969
  • "Bowral Free Press", 1883-1906
  • "The Four Mails", 1942-1954
  • "Goulburn Evening Penny Post", 1870-1900
  • "Goulburn Herald", 1848-1908
  • "Highlands Post/News", 1981-present
  • "Mittagong Argus", 1902-1906
  • "Mittagong Express", 1899-1902
  • "Mittagong Star", 1927-1932 and 1956-1960
  • "Moss Vale Post", 1929-1958
  • "The Moss Vale Scrutineer", 1900-1907
  • "The Post", 1979-1981
  • "Robertson Advocate", 1920-1915
  • "Southern Highland News", 1871-1988
  • "The Southern Mails", 1914-1942
  • "Wollondilly Press", 1904-1906

Other publications:

  • Berrima District Historical and Family History Society "Newsletter", 1975-present (also on website from November 2009)
  • Journals and newsletters of many historical and family history societies throughout Australia
  • Bound sets of Royal Australian Historical Society Journals, 1900-present

Papers, press cuttings and other information on local families, including on:

  • William McCourt (and his son William Murdoch McCourt), founder of "The Moss Vale Scrutineer" in 1874 (later MP and Speaker in NSW Legislative Assembly), research papers and archival objects, 1890s-1930s
  • Beer family, founders and managers of the "Bowral Free Press", research material, photographs, family trees, etc., c1890-1940s


Researchers can do their own research in the archive, or can request by phone or email that research be done for them. Fees apply in both cases for non-members of the Society. A computer catalogue is available on site. The Archives and Research Centre is open Mondays and Tuesdays 10-4 and Saturdays 10-1. Other times by appointment.


regional newspapers, NSW, index, newsletters, journals, William McCourt, Beer family

Contact Name

Archivist Ms Linda Emery


Old Council Chambers, corner of Bowral Road and Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, NSW 2575. Postal address: PO Box 131, Mittagong, NSW 2575

Phone and Fax

Ph and Fax +61 2 4872 2169


Website Link 1

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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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