More than 50,000 pages of Albury-Wodonga newspapers from 1873 to 1946 can now be read online and free of charge.
The Albury and District Historical Society and Wodonga Historical Society have worked together to add more years of The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express and The Border Morning Mail to the National Library of Australia's Trove website.
So far, 51,000 pages have been included at a cost of $113,000, providing coverage of those 73 years except for a few small gaps.
Among significant events from that time was the first train from Melbourne arriving in Wodonga in 1873 as well as the Second World War between 1939 and 1945.
Wodonga historian Uta Wiltshire was pleased to read in the Albury Banner how people celebrated the district's new rail link to Melbourne, but noted the train arrived late.
Society presidents Greg Ryan and John Flower said funding from the Public Record Office, the Royal Australian Historical Society, Inland Rail, Commercial Club Albury, Charles Sturt University and private donors made this part of their joint project possible.
Mr Ryan and Mr Flower thanked all these supporters, adding the NSW government had made a large contribution from the NSW regional cultural fund to the first round of funding.
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