Nambour Chronicle

The main newspaper for the Sunshine Coast from 1903-1983

Nambour Chronicle
Chronicle Newspaper office, Currie Street, Nambour, ca 1932. Image credit: Picture Sunshine Coast.

The Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser was first published in 1903. For 80 years, the newspaper reported:

  • local, national and international news
  • social and sporting events
  • business activities
  • local opinions and notices.

The newspaper includes many photos and advertisements. It provides a glimpse into the past of the area now known as the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Libraries digitized the Nambour Chronicle. It is available electronically, as follows:

1903 – 1958:       Online at the Digital Nambour Chronicle or via the National Library of Australia’s Trove.

The Nambour Chronicle was the first Australian newspaper to be digitized. It was a shared project of Maroochy and Caloundra libraries, in partnership with State Library of Queensland, Micrographic Applications and the Sunshine Coast Daily. In 2008, the project won the John Oxley Library Award and the National Trust Queensland Silver Heritage Award.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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