Ten million pages of historic Australian Newspapers are now available in Trove, with the arrival of the Saturday 31 July edition of The Leader from Orange, NSW. Not only are there now TEN million pages, but there are ONE HUNDRED million articles now available through Trove. This represents a significant milestone for the National Library initiative, the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program, which was launched in 2008 as a project to provide free access to text-searchable digitised Australian newspapers.

Digitisation of The Leader has been sponsored by Central West Libraries, the regional library service for the Orange district, the NSW Government Country Libraries Fund, the Library Council of NSW and the State Library of NSW.

As noted in the National Library 'Behind the Scenes' blog, it’s very fitting as Australia prepares to mark the centenary of the First World War that a 1915 edition is the paper to mark this milestone.