Paper World

Paper World offers a wide range of original major daily newspapers, magazines and other date related memorabilia from Australia and New Zealand dating back over 100 years. Our original newspapers and magazines make a wonderfully unique birthday present, providing a rare opportunity to relive the past.

For prices and availability of newspapers and magazines, enter a date in the search panel above. For a limited time, you can obtain a 25% discount on any magazine when you purchase any newspaper from Paper World.


Paper World's catalogue of newspapers is searchable online, accessing the only newspaper database of its type in Australia. The newspapers are available on a "first come"basis and once we sell out for a particular date.. that's it!

For prices and availability of our newspapers dating back to 1903, enter a date in the search panel above.

All of our newspapers are originals and they are generally complete and in excellent condition for their age.

In some issues, however, classified advertising sections and special supplements may not be included, particularly in Saturday issues of broadsheet newspapers.

As our papers are originals, they are not in 'mint' condition, and some published before 1950 may be fragile. Additionally, newspapers that have previously been made available to the public in libraries may have had articles removed. However, Paper World prides itself on providing papers that are structurally sound and in all cases where a newspaper is fragile, damaged or incomplete, the customer will be notified prior to dispatch and offered an alternative, compensation or a full refund.

When an order is received, our first step is to locate the relevant newspaper using our extensive catalogue and filing system; this contains around 600,000 newspapers and is spread across four Melbourne warehouses! As most of our newspapers are historical documents (particularly those that are more than twenty years old), they are then carefully reinforced and, if necessary, repaired using a special acid-free archival tape.

We then place the newspaper in a clear acid-free archival envelope to protect the newspaper from corrosive contact with other materials, helping to ensure your newspaper is preserved for years to come. Paper World's Certificate of Authenticity is then placed in the envelope to verify that the newspaper is an original. There is space on the certificate for you to write a greeting of your own, or you can have our calligrapher inscribe it professionally with your message. The result is a unique gift, attractively presented, that is sure to delight the person you give it to.

There is a 10% discount for orders of three or more newspapers. Paper World has been delighted in the past to supply original newspapers to companies and public institutions such as galleries, museums and clubs. Feel free to enquire about our discounts for orders of ten or more.


-:- Australian
-:- Australian Financial Review


-:- Daily Mirror
-:- Daily Telegraph
-:- Sun (NSW)
-:- Sun Herald (Sunday NSW)
-:- Sunday Herald (NSW)
-:- Sydney Morning Herald


-:- NZ Herald


-:- Brisbane Telegraph
-:- Courier Mail
-:- Sunday Mail (QLD)


-:- Adelaide Advertiser
-:- Mail
-:- South Australian Register
-:- Sunday Mail (SA)


-:- Mercury Hobart


-:- Age
-:- Argus
-:- Herald
-:- Herald Sun
-:- Star
-:- Sun (VIC)
-:- Sunday Age
-:- Sunday Herald (VIC)
-:- Sunday Herald Sun (VIC)
-:- Sunday Observer
-:- Sunday Press
-:- Sunday Sun


-:- West Australian


Magazines offer something different yet complementary to our newspaper service. From the scandal and controversy of Australasian Post to the cutting-edge current affairs and stunning photojournalism of Life Australia , magazines offer an alternative and more detailed account of culture in years past.

Magazines bring to life the full spectrum of cultural activities - lifestyle, fashion, current affairs, politics, adventure, personalities, entertainment, TV, radio, movies, humour, cookery, Australiana, Americana, travel, sport and motoring, just to mention a few.

The weird and the wonderful; the strange and the familiar; in colour and in black & white. A time machine ready to take you to a place and time you may wish to revisit - or to one you know little about.

Paper World's catalogue of newspapers and magazines is searchable online, accessing the only database of its type in Australia. Simply enter the month and year in the panel above.

The magazines we stock are listed below. Click on a title for a description of its content and style, and examples of front covers from each decade that we have in stock.

-:- Australasian Post
-:- Australian House and Garden
-:- Australian Magazine (A.M.)
-:- Australian Womens Weekly
-:- Becketts Budget
-:- Bulletin
-:- Everybodys
-:- Go-Set
-:- Harpers Bazaar
-:- Home Beautiful
-:- Illustrated
-:- Juke
-:- Life Australia
-:- Life International
-:- Life USA
-:- Listener-In-TV (VIC)
-:- Look (USA)
-:- Modern Motor
-:- Motor Manual
-:- National Geographic
-:- NY Times Magazine
-:- People
-:- Photoplay
-:- Picture Post (UK)
-:- Picturegoer
-:- Pix
-:- Pix-People
-:- Rolling Stone
-:- Saturday Evening Post
-:- Smiths Weekly
-:- Sydney Mail
-:- The Sketch
-:- Time
-:- TV Times (Sydney)
-:- TV Week (Adelaide)
-:- TV Week (Sydney)
-:- Vogue Australian
-:- Vogue International
-:- Walkabout
-:- Weekend
-:- Wheels
-:- Womans Day

How to order

Online with a Visa or MasterCard.
Phone Order: Just phone our friendly staff on Freecall 1800 811 755 between 8.30am and 5pm (Eastern Time) Monday - Friday. Payment accepted by Visa , MasterCard only.
Calls from outside Australia can be made to +61 3 9329 4333.

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