This is mainly for my Aussie blogger friends although people in other lands may be interested as well. There is a website which contains dozens and dozens of old newspapers and I've been having fun putting in family names and finding all sorts of interesting items. I found in the "Albany Advertiser" the report of where my folks farmhouse had been destroyed by fire in 1927 (before I came on the scene). Also where had a bay horse strayed on to their farm and dad had put in an advert seeking the owner, and also where he had written to the Albany Road Board about a bridge etc in his area.
I've found some other very interesting items about all sorts of people. If you think you may find something about your friends or family the website is:
The examples above give you some idea of the varied items you could find. There are of course birth, marriage and death notices. I found photos of myself I'd forgotten about and one taken on my wedding day in 1953 and amazingly on that same page the photo of Coralie Roberts' wedding. She was the daughter of one of the families we knew from our annual holidays at Mandurah. I have a photograph of Coralie and myself (when much younger) rowing a boat on the Mandurah estuary. So much fun finding so many things from my past, fortunately all of which were good.
It takes a bit of patience at first but you do get used to it and I've found it to be very entertaining. Do let me know if you try it and, if you do, if you find anything of interest to, or about, yourself.