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Monday, 21 October 2013

A Trove of papers

The National Library in Canberra have digitised a number of Wimmera newspaper editions from the First World War era.
The Sanctuary in the Shrine of Remembrance
This digitisation is part of the efforts to commemorate the Anzac centenary. The newspapers include -
  • Birchip Advertiser & Watchem Sentinel
  • Donald Times
  • Hopetoun Courier & Mallee Pioneer
  • Nhill Free Press
  • Rainbow Argus
  • Rupanyup Spectator & Lubeck, Banyena, Rich Avon & Lallat Advertiser
  • Stawell News & Pleasant Creek Chronicle
  • West Wimmera Mail & Natimuk Advertiser
The newspapers can be accessed online at the Historic Australian Newspapers page of Trove.
Trove is the National Library's free federated online search service. It focuses on providing access to its national repository of all types of Australian material.

The Library will be conducting a free introductory session for people interested in learning more about Trove and the digitised newspapers, at the Horsham Library @ 2pm on Friday 25th October. 
Bookings are essential and can be done by calling in at the library or by phoning 5382 5707.

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