Over a hundred newspapers from 1939 were found in Mills Street, Oaky Park

Ciara Bastow
Updated April 15 2021 - 12:37am, first published June 23 2020 - 4:30pm

Back in the day people used to insulate their homes with newspapers in the walls and under carpet, so when Debra Arnold moved to Lithgow four weeks ago and started renovations on her new home, she wasn't surprised to find them lining the floor.

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Ciara Bastow

Ciara Bastow

Senior Journalist

Hi! I'm Ciara and I've been working as a journalist for a number of years now, covering everything ranging from council, human interest stories, community news and sport. Got a story? Email me at