Thursday, February 16, 2012

Digital reading 52/7/2

Digital reading by Boroondara Libraries
Digital reading, a photo by Boroondara Libraries on Flickr.

If you want to read about the early days of Hawthorn in particular but more broadly the Boroondara area you can do no better than to hop onto the National Library of Australia's Trove portal and check out the South Bourke Standard which was produced in Burwood Road Hawthorn. The editor, Apollos Slatterie, was the second Town Clerk of the fledgling municipality of Hawthorn and later the librarian.

Digitized newspapers provide a fabulous new way for getting a flavour of the past, be it for descriptions of events, looking at advertisements or following what was going on at Council meetings.

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