An inquiry on Twitter prompted me to put together a notebook that you can use to download all available issues of a newspaper as PDFs. It was really just a matter of copying code from other tools and making a few modifications. The first step harvests a list of available issues for a particular newspaper from Trove. You can then download the PDFs of those issues, supplying an optional date range. Beware – this could consume a lot of disk space!
The PDF file names have the following structure:
[newspaper identifier]-[issue date as YYYYMMDD]-[issue identifier].pdf
903– the Glen Innes Examiner
19320528– 28 May 1932
1791051– to view in Trove just add this to
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-issue, eg http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-issue1791051