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Pacific Islands Newspapers : Digital Resources

Contemporary Regional News Sites

Digital Libraries and Archives

Outside Accounts of the Pacific (Anglophone)

Foreign accounts of the Pacific

While the focus of this guide is on newspapers produced within the Pacific, there are electronic repositories and databases which contain newspapers accounts about the Pacific. What is included here are newspaper databases from the United States, Chronicling America; Australia, Trove; New Zealand, Papers Past; and Great Britain, British Newspaper Archive.
Newspaper accounts concerning the Pacific reflect each countries sphere of influence and colonial history in the region.

Pacific Historic Newspapers Online

Both the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have a great many historic newspapers, dating from the 19th century through present. Many are in microfilm, and most have not been indexed, meaning that if you're searching for a specific event, your only option may be to go to the microfilms and begin reading papers dating from the period you're interested in. However, some have been digitized, and in these cases are searchable and readable online.