Trove Tuesday – What a Newspaper is…

In a week when I have celebrated Trove and the Western District newspapers we can look forward to in the new financial year, I will take you back to 1886 when the Colac Herald defined a newspaper.

What a Newspaper Is. (1886, June 11). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918), p. 1 Supplement: Supplement to the Colac Herald. Retrieved June 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90323615

What a Newspaper Is. (1886, June 11). The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 – 1918), p. 1 Supplement: Supplement to the Colac Herald. Retrieved June 22, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article90323615

This article, from almost 130 years ago, defines our reason to post for Trove Tuesday.  As researchers, reading  newspapers from a time when our ancestors relied on their existence for the characteristics listed by the Colac Herald, we gain an insight into life at another time, or “a bird’s-eye view of all the magnanimity and meanness, the joys and the griefs, one births and deaths, the pride and the poverty of the world…”

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