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Did you know you can read news items from 100 years ago? Have a look at what was making news in 1908.

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Did you know you can hear Dame Mary Gilmore recite Old Days, Old Ways? In our oral history collection you can listen to folk songs, speeches, songs and stories from the past.

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Did you know we can help you research your family history? Our guide to family history will help you find birth, marriage and death certificates; electoral rolls, cemetery or military records.

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