Have you caught up with what Father Christmas has been up to with the Geelong Advertiser? If you’ve registered with TROVE / NLA to be notified via email then you’ll know what I’m talking about but you probably don’t know who was hiding in the Santa suit!
You might remember how much we celebrated with the Geelong Advertiser online editions taking us all the way up to the end of World War One. But have you noticed the change to the dates?
Those dates might continue on from the previous group but the source of funding has changed. Unfortunately this is not [yet] reflected online and this omission needs to be rectified.
The Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library / Deakin University Library provided funds to take the digital collection of the Geelong Advertiser from 1919 to 1924.
On behalf of all researchers in our region [in fact most of Western Victoria covered by the Geelong Advertiser] we say a huge Thank You.
We have a few ideas for extending that funding and therefore the years covered but this blog should stand on its own as a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU.
Good Work Susie Zada, Need to look for some of my rellies in there.
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I heard a whisper that a Deakin professor was seeking digitising of further years to assist with his/her studies and that because of the location of the papers, the ‘owners’ would be providing them to assist with the digitising. Now wouldn’t it be nice for Deakin to actually provide something for this community,in return for all the tax payer funds they reap, and not seeking financial return?
Deakin have already contributed in a very real and direct way and it would be great if they continued to do so – that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t also do so or that we shouldn’t encourage others to get involved in this great project. The more Geelong Advertisers online the better.