South African Newspaper Extracts
This collection of extracts from South African Newspapers was started by Sue Mackay who writes: "Having received help from others, I decided to put something back by taking day trips with my digital camera to the National Archives in Kew, London, and photographing records of South African interest. These I could then transcribe at home and post on the Internet. I started with the log of the Weymouth, the ship on which my ancestors sailed to the Cape, and then went on to photograph extracts from original South African newspapers held at Kew."
Since that beginning a number of others with access to original newspapers have posted transcriptions on various South African mailing lists and have kindly agreed to adding them to this database.
Click on the name of the newspaper on the right to view the transcriptions available. A search engine specific to the newspaper database is also provided.
- The Friend of the Free State and Bloemfontein Gazette 1874 1 January - June
- Eastern Province Herald 1869 - 2 - April to June
- The Friend of the Free State and Bloemfontein Gazette 1873 2 July - December
- Natal Mercury 1860-1862 BMDs
- Eastern Province Herald 1876 11 November
- Eastern Province Herald 1869 - 1 - January to March
- The Herald 2023 1 January - March
- The Mercury 2023 2 April - June
- The Mercury 2023 1 January - March
- South Coast Sun 05 1979