Trove Findings
#1
I'll come out and say it - I'm addicted to Trove. For those who haven't come across Trove it is a collection of digitised newspapers (and other stuff) that has been digitised by the National Library. The great part about it is the scanned documents have been put through some OCR software so you can search it. Of course OCR software isn't perfect and often can't read the text properly so there's a feature that lets the reader edit the text if they feel the urge.

You can check out Trove here:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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Post any interesting railway related stories you find here.
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#2
A report from the July 6, 1909 Cairns Post about the Etheridge Railway and mines in the Einasleigh/Forsayth area:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39374804
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#3
The opening of the Cairns Railway as far as Tumoulin August 3, 1911 Cairns Post

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39883203
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#4
(08-Aug-2011, 11:33 PM)fatty Wrote: I'll come out and say it - I'm addicted to Trove. For those who haven't come across Trove it is a collection of digitised newspapers (and other stuff) that has been digitised by the National Library. The great part about it is the scanned documents have been put through some OCR software so you can search it. Of course OCR software isn't perfect and often can't read the text properly so there's a feature that lets the reader edit the text if they feel the urge.

You can check out Trove here:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/

but be careful! Wink

Post any interesting railway related stories you find here.

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#5
Official opening of the North Coast Line (QLD) - Cairns Post Tuesday 9 December 1924:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40476976
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#6
Yeah, me to.
Was put onto it after an enquiry about Bunnerong Power House.
Have since started searching many things Botany line related and could be at it for years.
Trove is a boon for rail researchers of all types.
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