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TroveNewspapers package


A series of tools to aid researchers using the National Library of Australia's Trove newspapers database.


  • -- scraper client for retrieving and extracting data from the Trove newspapers database.
  • -- sets up a bulk download of articles matching a specified search query
  • -- a GUI for setting up and managing harvests
  • -- used to generate lists of available newspaper titles
  • -- script for initiating a new harvest
  • -- script to retrieve total numbers of articles matching a query across time
  • -- script to retrieve total numbers of articles by state and title + config/harvest.ini -- config file for + data/titles_by_id.pck + data/titles_by_state.pck

The files in the data directory are probably out of date, so use to generate new ones if you need them.


  • BeautifulSoup
  • wxPython (for the GUI)

Copyright (C) 2011 Tim Sherratt ( This file is part of the TroveNewspapers package.

The TroveNewspapers package is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

The TroveNewspapers package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the TroveNewspapers package. If not, see