Northern Star Obituaries, Death and Funeral Notices

Back in 2011 the RTFHS was very privileged to receive a digital copy of all obituaries and death/funeral notices from the Northern Star from 1940 to 2010. In 2013 this range was increased and now covers from 1921 to 2013.

Researchers are able to search the Ryerson Index at to find the date of the newspaper in which the relevant notice appeared for the person they are seeking and request a copy of this item from the RTFHS for a small fee of $5

This wonderful resource which has over 100,000 notices can sometimes give you a potted biography of the deceased person as well as the names of their children and grandchildren which can often facilitate communication with these families. This is a wonderful resource for those who are tracing regional families.

Please direct any enquiries to:

The Research Officer, RTFHS,
PO Box 817,
Ballina 2478

or via email to: