Sutherland Shire Historical Newspaper Index: 1900-1985

The #1 source of information about the history of the Sutherland Shire. Find people, places and events from the earliest days of the Shire onwards.

The index contains references to the following sources:

  • local newspapers between ca. 1899 and 1985
  • Sutherland Shire Council meeting minutes from 1956-1985.
  • a history of Sutherland Shire Council 1906-1956 by David R Kirkby also known as the Kirkby Manuscript (KM).

Important : This is an index only. The source articles, minutes, etc. can only be viewed by visiting Sutherland Library in person.

For all items after 1985, there is a separate selective index for Local Newspapers and Council Minutes. After the end of 1991 this source contains only a selective index to local newspapers to date, as the indexing of Council Minutes was discontinued.

List of newspapers that are included in the historical index are:

  • Engadine District News (1964-1985)
  • Hurstville Propeller (1911-1951)
  • Observer (1961-62; 1969-1979)
  • Pictorial News (1978-1985)
  • Shire Pictorial (1969-1978)
  • St George and Sutherland Shire Leader (1960-1985)
  • St George Call (1904-1922)
  • St Georges Advocate (1899-1903)