Australian Heritage Bibliography (AHB), formerly HERA, produced by the Australian Heritage Commission, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on Australia's natural and cultural environment.
The British Library Newspapers collection contains more than 160 newspapers specially selected by the British Library to best represent eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries Britain:
British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900. Sample titles: Illustrated Police News, Morning Chronicle, the Examiner.
British Library Newspapers, Part II: 1800-1900. Sample titles: The Standard, the Morning Post.
British Library Newspapers, Part III: 1741-1950. Sample titles: Leeds Intelligencer, Northampton Mercury, the Westmoreland Gazette.
British Library Newspapers, Part IV: 1732-1950. Sample titles: Stamford Mercury, the Scots Magazine, Dundee Courier.
British Library Newspapers, Part V: 1746-1950. Sample title: Coventry Herald
British Library Newspapers, Part VI: Ireland 1783-1950. Sample title: The Galway Press
This collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Coverage includes famines and independence, issues around migration, along with the impact of the first world war.
Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
By Adam Matthew Digital. Covering the development of the East India Company starting with its charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947. This collection follows the story of trade with Asia, China, Japan and the Middle East; politics; and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting narratives – from records of powerful political figures, through to the lives of native populations and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire. Material includes charters, deeds, statutes, factory records, letters, military documents, treaties, printed books, trading diaries and financial documents.
This collection from Adam Matthew Digital captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. It ranges across the various colonial frontiers of North America before touching on the settlers and indigenous peoples of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format for newspapers dating back to the 18th century. Titles include The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian and The Observer, The Irish Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Scotsman, The Times of India, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post and the Chinese Newspaper Collection. Document supply available.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) contains House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to present session, with supplementary material back to 1688. Document supply available.
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This resource focuses on European emigration to the United States, Canada, and Australasia during the 19th and 20th centuries (1800-1980). This resource includes personal diaries, letters, travel journals and scrapbooks supplemented by original maps, watercolours, engravings, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material. Convict shipping logs to Australia in the 1850s. Immigration to the US, Australasia and Canada and the movement of indentured Asian labourers. By Adam Matthew Digital.
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive is the full facsimile of the illustrated weekly newspaper. The newspapers covered British and world events, including politics, social history, fashion, theatre, media, literature, advertising and graphic design, as well as genealogy. Document supply available.
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.
The Times Digital Archive is an online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of the Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century news coverage, with every page of every issue from 1785 to 2019.
Contains records covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Wales, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Includes cemetery records, probate, land & court records, migration records, criminal reports, electoral rolls & censuses, directories, almanacs & government gazettes and military records. Document supply NOT available.
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The collection contains most of the runs of newspapers published in the UK since 1800. The first stage of this project focused on runs published before 1900 and titles from cities such as Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Leeds and York, along with local titles from London boroughs. Material from the 20th century, right up to the 1950s, is continuing to be added.
Access Canberra maintains an Historic marriage index that provides limited information relating to marriages that were registered in the ACT more than 75 years ago. The ACT marriage Index is arranged by date of marriage and includes surname, given names, date of marriage and registration number.
The electoral rolls for the years 1916, 1917, 1928, 1935, 1943, 1949, 1955, 1959 and 1967 constitute a unique window on the first 50 years of the Federal Capital Territory (now the A.C.T).
This database contains 122,694 electoral records. While reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the transcriptions, there is a small percentage of errors. Researchers are encouraged to check the microfiche records held by the National Library of Australia.