Extracts from the Natal Mercury transcribed by Tara Norton from original copies held in the basement of the Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal.
Michael Scogings has also started adding BMD indexes, starting in 1852. Some copies were obtained via The British Library in London and some from copies obtained by Neil Bloy from the Bessie Head Library in Pietrmaritzburg.
The paper became The Mercury in 1995. Modern BMD transcriptions by Rita Quebbemann (in Afrikaans with a glossary) can be found here.