Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Search full digitised reproductions of every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995, including pictures, personal notices, advertisements and more.

In-library  Please visit your nearest library to use this resource.

All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published.

Genealogists can search the personal notices for births, deaths and marriage. Students can explore Australia's history through the big stories of the day. Find reportage of an incident concerned with your family or friends. Find the mood of the times, what products households were using and how much they cost in a particular year. Read the paper published on your birthday.

Click on Get Started above, then choose Access Archive to begin any search.

Tips for family historians

Known date
Choose Browse Archive and select the year month and day.
Jump to page #
Replace the "1" in the page number box with your page number & press enter. eg. change 1/46 to 22/46
No page number?
Use the index at the bottom of page 1 to find which page the Personal section begins. Click on the index to enlarge it to a readable size.
Just a name?
In the search box type a phrase that will search first names close to last names. eg Charles <NEAR/3> Pearce will search for all instances of Charles within 3 words of Pearce.
Ready to print
Select page size A4 and Scale to page Yes