Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese Newspapers in Trove!

While we're in the mood for Chinese, Trove has some very exciting news to share.

Okay, there were a couple of really bad puns involved there, and we apologise unreservedly.  It was just too good an opportunity to pass up.

Trove is the gateway to National Library of Australia, and it is the way to search through the NLA's collection of books, journals and newspapers.

They have recently acquired copies of some of the earliest Chinese-Australian newspapers, including The Chinese Australian Herald, 1894-1923 (Guang yi hua bao), Chinese Times, 1902-1922 (Meilibin bu ai guo bao) and The Chinese Advertiser (1856) which was later to become one of the  first Australian bilingual newspapers, The English and Chinese Advertiser (1856-8). There are over 21,000 pages representing a rich resource for people interested in the history of Chinese migration to Australia.

This is exciting news indeed for historians who are interested in the Chinese history of Australia.

You can read more about the new additions here:

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