Stratford Historical Society and Museum

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Newspapers Online

The Maffra Spectator is now online at Trove, from 1882 to 1920. You can access it HERE. Just put the word/s for which you are searching in the box at top right, and click on the "Limit to issues of this title" immediately below that box.

The same applies for the Gippsland Times, both carry articles on Stratford.

There are now a number of other Gippsland newspapers online - you can see the full list for Victoria HERE.

This is wonderful, wonderful news for local researchers, as although Stratford had two newspapers, they have not been microfilmed, so it will be a long time before they are online. The Stratford Sentinel and Briagolong Express operated from 1911 to 1916, and the Stratford Progress from 1925 to 1939.


Blogger JayBee said...

This is indeed great news as I have accessed numerous items relating to my family history for the Gippsland Times.

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