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Tasmanian genealogy resources, including indexes of births & deaths, juror lists, post office directories, etc
State Library of Tasmania: The Tasmanian Newspapers index provides references to articles in the three metropolitan Tasmanian newspapers; the Mercury, the Examiner and the Advocate, and to most other Tasmanian journals and regional newspapers. Most articles are indexed, but there are some exclusions (including routine sport reports and results, and reports of court proceedings). The Index also includes references to the contents of a few important early Tasmanian publications such as John West's History of Tasmania (1852) and the Cyclopedia of Tasmania (1900 and 1931). The index has been maintained since 1966. There are two indexes, covering records from 1966 to 1994 and 1994 onwards. Select the relevant index from the 'Online Indexes' box on this page.
Ministry for Culture and Heritage: Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to New Zealand's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Te Ara consists of 9 themes, appearing progressively between 2005 and 2012: New Zealanders; Earth, Sea and Sky; The Bush; The Settled Landscape; Trade and Exchange; Connections; Nation; Daily Life and Creativity.
Te Puna Web Directory is a service provided by the National Library of New Zealand to enable Internet users to more easily find information relating to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
University of Queensland: A collection of full text books, journals, theses and newspapers as well as government documents relating to the history of Queensland. Titles include the Journal of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, Political chronicles - Queensland, The Shearers record, Queensland heritage, John Oxley journal, Pughs almanac and the Queensland government gazette. Links to external sites providing access to the Queensland Hansard and The Queenslander are also provided.
: The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of Americas libraries, archives and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items, photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images and more, from libraries, archives and museums from around the United States. Users can browse and search the collection by timeline, format, map and topic. They can save items to customized lists and share their lists with users. They can also view digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA's content partners and staff.
Australian Women's Archives Project: Contains over 600 entries on Australian women from the twentieth century who came from different backgrounds and careers and rose to positions of prominence in Australia. The content includes biographies and referrals to other sources of information. It does not aim to be an exhaustive listing of women who exercised leadership in twentieth-century Australia, but rather offers a sampling across the very wide range of activities in which they rose to the fore as their opportunities expanded.
State Library of South Australia: This index contains many thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine stories for the years 1837 to 1937. It also includes extensive selected text from the indexed publications, other primary and secondary sources and numerous extracts from Mr Manning's own writings. Notable publications (selectively) indexed include Adelaide Times, Advertiser, Chronicle, The Critic, Express & Telegraph, Frearson's Weekly, The Herald, Illustrated Adelaide Post, The Irish Harp, The Lantern, The Mail, The News, Observer, Register, SA Gazette & Mining Journal, and Southern Australian. The index is divided into the four folders: South Australia - includes coverage of a number of state level topics; Adelaide - includes a number of topics which predominately relate to the city and the metropolitan area as a whole; Port Adelaide; and Place Names of South Australia - an alphabetical list of South Australian place names (including suburbs of Adelaide). Biographical references are generally located on pages dealing with the place or activity with which a person is most associated. For example, several references to aviator Jimmy Melrose can be found in the entry for Melrose Park. Many Place Name pages have a list of obituaries of notable residents - generally at the bottom of the page or part of page dealing with the place.
National Library of Australia: A guide to finding theses at the National Library of Australia. Refers to print format material held at the Library only.
The Spectator: Digitised archive of the Spectator magazine, the oldest continuously-published magazine in the English-speaking world, from July 1828 to December 2008. Issues for the last 5 years can be found on the Spectator website at http://www.spectator.co.uk/