175 years ago!

Old Geelong Advertiser buildingAnyone researching in our Geelong & District region who doesn’t know that the Geelong Advertiser is THE paper to use must have been hiding under a rock!

You can read some of the history of this wonderful newspaper or visit the paper’s current web site.  This newspaper has been published continuously since 1840 and still going strong today.  In the earlier years the Geelong Advertiser was the newspaper for ALL areas of Western Victoria and south east South Australia.  It carried important news and VERY personal news – some that they wouldn’t be allowed to publish today for fear of being sued!

It’s full of wonderful articles and snippets for local and family history researchers so it’s a wonderful candidate for “On This Day”.  BUT it wasn’t published every day in the early years and I’m certainly not up to doing a daily blog.  Instead I’ve decided to do a semi-regular blog with entries from the newspaper 175 years ago.  Not on a specific date but sometime during the year 175 years ago – so this year that means 1841.

And of course you can do your own research as the Geelong Advertiser is searchable on TROVE – currently up to 1926.

So this is the beginning of a series of blogs for “175 years ago!”

About Susie Zada
It really doesn't matter if it's Local History or Family History [genealogy] - I just love it ... Susie Zada

5 Responses to 175 years ago!

  1. Wendy Naylor says:

    That’s fantastic Suzie!!! I can’t wait !!!

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  2. kayevernon says:

    Thank you Susie I have found a lot of information from this newspaper a great resource Kaye http://www.teapotgenealogy.com

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  3. Pauline Judd says:

    Great idea, looking forward to it.

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  4. Judy Brown says:

    Oh, I so love the details that were printed in the papers all those years ago. You can stumble on so much family history….that you were never told.

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  5. Trudi says:

    Thank you Suzie, wonderfully interesting reading, much appreciated.

    Regards – Trudi Klat

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