Myth-busting Trove corrects record

old building

Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne at the time of the Federation celebrations, May 1901. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/227707087

The truth is out there – just waiting for Trove to find it.

Trove is proving to be more than just a vicarious time machine or a research tool, its users are discovering real power in the way it can set the record straight and bust myths.

Women landed vital wartime role

Photograph from the Australian Women's Weekly of 24 April 1943 shows Dulcie Edwards working as a logger. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46447618

What did you do in the war, Mummy?

A whole lot more than most people think, or remember, according to some Trove-driven research emerging out of New England, in northern New South Wales.

Stop the presses

‘To-day we send broadcast throughout the colonies the first number of THE BULLETIN … The aim of the proprietors is to establish a journal which cannot be beaten – excellent in the illustrations which embellish its pages and unsurpassed in the vigor [sic], freshness and geniality of its literary contributions. To this end the services of the best men of the realms of pen and pencil in the colony have been secured and, fair support conceded, THE BULLETIN will assuredly become the very best and most interesting newspaper published in Australia.’

A century of Tasmanian news

Guest blogger Ian Morrison from LINC Tasmania shares some highlights from the newly digitised Tasmanian newspapers.

The latest Tasmanian additions to Trove, funded by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, include more than 30 titles, spanning the 1820s to the 1920s. Trove now provides access to more than 100 of the approximately 130 newspapers published in Tasmania before 1954.

A Matavai Bay acrostic riddle

In checking a rare book dealer's catalogue of offerings recently, I fell upon a wonderful riddle in the Library's copy of the 1783 (second) edition of William Wade Ellis’ An authentic narrative of a voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's ships Resolution and Discovery… — lurking behind an understated catalogue note that our “SR3 copy …. has an acrostic tipped onto front inside cover”.

Handwritten acrostic

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