Thursday, August 19, 2010

About time too!

According to the DomPost, "Parliament has started digitising journals dating back to the 1860s, with the information to be made available online."

And about time, too, I say!

For those who are baffled by this enormous break-through, be it noted that the Journals referred to are the proceedings of New Zealand's House of Representatives.

For any self-respecting historian, these volumes are bread and butter for research. They hold all of the transcripts of the debates in the House of Representatives, as well as all of the official Reports tabled in the House.

Consequently, they are a goldmine. And they will be online? Brilliant!

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