Digital books and eResources

eHive – Web-based Collection Cataloguing System

This system is used worldwide by museums, galleries, libraries, archives, societies and private collectors. You can explore 737,696+ objects. These include art, artefacts, books, photographs, specimens and much more. Use the Explore eHive tab to key word search by surname…

Digital Library of Georgia, United States

The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.  The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to a million digital objects…

Tinteán – Online Magazine

Tinteán, is an initiative of the Australian Irish Heritage Network and is designed for all those interested in their own Australian-Irish heritage or in Australian-Irish history and culture.  It is  an independent, unaligned and inclusive production. It has been online…

The Waterloo 200 Project

The Waterloo 200 Project and the Online Book Company’s Waterloo 200 Descendants Book. This e-book features the stories of the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years on. Descendants and researchers can record and preserve their ancestors’…

A Rose by any Other Name: A Guide to Irish Christian Names

This online book by Judith Eccles Wright lists the formal name, nicknames, names used interchangeably plus the Latin and Irish name. An invaluable aid to finding your Irish family as the nickname or Irish name was often used on the…

Parliamentary Papers Database (Victoria)

This site provides access to the full text of over 10,000 Victorian parliamentary papers dating from 1851.  All documents are fully searchable and include parliamentary committee reports, Ombudsman’s reports, Auditor General’s reports, Royal Commissions, annual reports of departments and agencies…

Department of Veteran’s Affairs – The Anzac Portal

There are history publications, war history websites, a digital exhibition and veteran interviews to provide the education and wider communities with a greater understanding of Australia’s wartime experiences, both on the frontline and on the home front.  Click on the…

Colonial Australian Popular Fiction

This online bibliography and digital archive, by the School of Culture and Communication – University of Melbourne, gathers together for the first time a wide range of vibrant colonial writing that has  previously been difficult to access.  It makes available…

Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1900

Annual listing of Queensland government business, including jobs, tenders, and land transactions. Includes proclamations, official appointments (from teachers to railway employees), licences, legal notices, statistics, bankruptcy notices and more. New

New South Wales Government Gazette Index 1980-2013

There are links to indexes 1980-2013 which you can  use to search for specific supplements, acts, proclamations and legislation and other gazetted items. There is also links to the notification of legislative events 1999-2014. New