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About the Newspaper Index

The Newspaper Index is a selective index to the Coffs Coast Advocate newspaper.

The Library received grant funds from the Library Council of NSW which enabled it to comprehensively index this newspaper from 2003 back to May 1993. 

In 2009, more than a thousand additional index records were added for significant feature articles on a broad range of topics, dating back to around 1900.

The Newspaper Index contains articles about the Coffs Harbour area and its people.

The articles are citations only and many articles also provide a brief abstract with the exception of letters to the editor. The following articles and notices are indexed:
  • features
  • editorials
  • letters
  • obituaries
  • birth notices
  • death notices

The following articles and notices are NOT indexed:

  • advertisements
  • marriage notices
  • daily weather reports
  • classifieds and similar


Microfilmed copies of the Coffs Harbour Advocate are available in the Local Studies collection at Coffs Harbour Library. Please contact the Library to book the microfilm/fiche reader.


There are now digitised editions of the Coffs Harbour Advocate, for the following dates: 1907 - 1942; 1946 - 1954, available on Trove.

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