Deposit M34 - The Maitland Mercury and The Maitland Weekly Mercury microfilm deposit

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The Maitland Mercury and The Maitland Weekly Mercury microfilm deposit


  • 1843 - 1901 (Creation)

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64 reels of microfilm (positive)

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(1843 -)

Administrative history

The first edition of the Maitland Mercury was published on Saturday, 7 January 1843 as a weekly paper. From 1 January 1846 the Mercury was published twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday. After 50 years of steady growth in 1894, the Mercury was published as an afternoon daily for 95 years until 5 June 1989 when the Mercury became a morning daily.

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This deposit consists of 59 reels of microfilm records for The Maitland Mercury 1843-1901; and 5 reels of microfilm records for The Maitland Weekly Mercury 1894-1900.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement

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National Library of Australia's Trove includes this newspaper

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Entered from deposit description on 27 May 2013




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