18 April, 1831 2 July, 1838 Monday, Thursday (as the Sydney Herald. The name was changed to the Sydney Morning Herald on August 1st, 1842.)
5 July, 1838 30 September, 1840 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1 October, 1840 present day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


Treatment of "Roll of Honour" notices during WWI and WWII:
These notices have been indexed as "Death Notice" rather than "Other", because they are effectively death notices for serving military personnel.

The issue for Monday 21 November 1932 has been incorrectly filmed, with p8 (containing death notices) replaced by p10.

The issue for Friday July 28, 1950 has many notices illegible, due to damage and smudged printing. We have indexed what we can.

The issue for Saturday May 4th, 1957 has page 52 (the BDM page!) from the issue of Saturday May 11th filmed instead.

The issue for Monday January 27th, 1964 has only pages 1-27 filmed, and the BDM notices are on p28, as per the Classified Index.

The issue for Thursday May 18th, 1972 has the date of May 17th, 1972 on the page containing the death notices. Other pages in this issue are dated correctly.

The issue for Monday January 30th, 1984 has the date January 27th, 1984 on the page containing the death notices. Other pages in this issue are dated correctly.

The issue for Wednesday November 25th, 2009 has the front page dated Thursday November 25th. Other pages in this issue are dated correctly.

The following issues are missing from the microfilm:

1849: Nov 16th;
1854: Jan 6th; Feb 1st, 2nd;
1856: Jan 1st (illegible print);
1859: Oct 21st;
1866: Mar 30th;
1872: Feb 29th;
1877: Sep 13th;
1879: March 28th; Sep 20th (funerals); 22nd (Deaths);
1880: Jan 3rd; Dec 17th (funerals), 18th (deaths);
1921: Dec 26th;
1951: Mar 23rd;
1952: May 19th;
1962: Dec 7th;
1964: Mar 21st;
1966: Feb 26th;


Note - some individual dates within each range may not yet have been indexed. Click on the Dates Indexed button above for precise details.

Death Notices From April 18th, 1831 to April 22nd, 2017 1882608
Funeral Notices From February 28th, 1845 to April 13th, 2017 227556
Obituaries From April 27th, 1846 to April 18th, 2017 13742
Legal Notices From February 7th, 1842 to October 27th, 2016 2081

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