Issue Details: First known date: 1840... 1840 Herald and Weekly Times (HWT)
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media


Access for Researchers

Requests considered on case-by-case basis

Content Summary

  • Newspapers, including regular inserts and inserts for special events:
  • Bound volumes of "The Herald Sun" and "The Sunday Herald Sun", and of the papers which were their predecessors, starting from "The Port Philip Herald", 1840-present (except August 1971-December 1979)
  • Microfilm of "The Herald Sun" and "The Sunday Herald Sun", and of their predecessor papers, 1840-present
  • Bound volumes of "The Weekly Times", 1869-present (except August 1971-December 1979)
  • Microfilm of "The Weekly Times", 1869-present
  • Bound volumes of "mX", 2001-present
  • Bound volumes of the "Sporting Globe", 1922-1988
  • Microfilm of the "Sporting Globe", 1922-1996
  • Clippings files: indexed by names of people and subjects, c1922-c1987 (also clippings files of Fairfax newspapers until 1993)
  • Photographs: negatives and prints, some selected negatives from the 1930s to the 1950s and a number of glass negatives from before that, most material from 1972-present
  • Bound volumes of internal publication "In House", c1922-present
  • "The Argus" (which closed in 1957): partial archive, including photographs, clippings, microfilm, 1849-1957; and index, 1910-June 1949 (compiled by State Library of Victoria)


The Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd, part of News Limited, publishes "The Herald Sun", "The Sunday Herald Sun", "The Weekly Times" and the Melbourne edition of "mX". "The Herald Sun" was created out of a merger of "The Herald" and the "Sun-News Pictorial" in 1990.

The State Library of Victoria holds most HWT publications on microfilm, as well as some card indexes, covering from the late 1920s to 1970.

It is preferred that requests for access to the HWT archives be submitted in writing. Research can be done by the library for a fee. Access is rarely given to company archives – requests must be directed to senior management.


HWT, newspapers, "Herald Sun", “Sunday Herald Sun”, "Herald", "Sun-News Pictorial", "Weekly Times", "Sporting Globe", "mX", "Argus", News Limited, Fairfax, index, “In House”

Contact Name

HWT Library


HWT Tower, 40 City Rd, Southbank, Vic 3006. Postal address: PO Box 14999, Melbourne City MC, Vic 8001

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (3) 9292 1289


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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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