Last month, local ABC radio presenter, Hailey Renault, asked Mount Isa residents about what having MIMAG—the Mount Isa Mining Magazine—available in Trove meant to them.
MIMAG was the in-house magazine of Mount Isa Mines; copies from 1947 to 1996 have been digitised and are now available in Trove.
This month’s Trove highlight is the New South Wales Government Gazette. The lives of thousands of ordinary people are mentioned in every issue, making it a valuable source when researching Australia’s history.
Exploring the NSW Government Gazette in Trove will take you on a journey from 1832 to 2001.
Earlier this year I purchased my first Canberra house, and can understand the curiosity people have about the history of their homes. The Ask a Librarian team often receives questions from people interested in this topic, and my own experience has undeniably made these types of question very interesting to me:
I would like to find out when my house was built and what kind of name I can use for it.
I just want to know when it was built and how old it is.
Having established a clear link between the City of Aberdeen and a London bookseller, sometime hosier and dealer in articles of natural history last year, the life of Alexander Shaw has continued to cause me to itch.
And so while in Scotland recently I was delighted to come face-to-face with records relating to Alexander Shaw's business dealings, his estate and the Alexander Shaw Hospital.
Guest blogger Dr Michael de Percy shares his experiences training his community to use Trove. If you would like to offer such a service to your community but aren't sure where to start, please contact us.