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1. FreeTasmanian Names Index

LINC Tasmania: Provides a name index and full text access to documents relating to Tasmanians from 1803 to late 1980s. Records available include: Arrivals, Births, Census, Deaths, Convict permissions to marry, Departures, Divorces, Naturalisations and Wills.

2. FreeText Queensland

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.

3. FreeThe Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate

Parliament of Australia: Biographies of Australian senators and clerks of the Senate who completed their service in the Senate between 1901 to 1983. Printed volumes are available at RF 328.94092 B615 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection of the National Library and cover the following years: vol 1 (1901-1929), vol 2 (1929-1962), vol 3 (1962-1983).

4. FreeThe Digital Public Library of America

: 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.

5. FreeThe Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia

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.

6. FreeThe Manning Index of South Australian History

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.

7. FreeThe Spectator Archive

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/

8. FreeTorres Strait Islands Collection

National Library of Australia: A guide to assist researchers to discover published and unpublished material at the National Library of Australia relating to the Torres Strait Islands, including Thursday Island, Near Western Islands, Top Western Islands, Central Islands and Eastern Islands.

9. FreeTSO The Stationery Office Official Documents (UK)

TSO: Official Documents is the official source for Command and departmentally sponsored House of Commons Papers. From May 2005 onwards, all Command Papers and House of Commons Papers, as well as key Departmental papers, are available for free on the site in PDF format. This site contains a full listing of Command Papers and House of Commons Papers (HCPs) from 17 May 2005 to the present as well as a selection of papers published before 17 May 2005.

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