Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

It dwarfs even the horror of covid19 – Ryerson Index  and other history group projects may have no newspapers from which to continue indexing  Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages. These are national cornerstones, the go-to place for all research into people, places, events and nations, and yet with the closure of so many regional newspapers … More Dearth of newspapers to create history hole

Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes

Hastily-written notes by Australian soldiers, departing for the first World War began washing up on Australia’s coast soon after the first troopships departed. The soldier’s messages to family and friends were cast overboard in sealed bottles, tossed to the ocean in the hope the communications would make it to shore. “The practice of placing messages … More Messages from the Sea – WW1 bottle-post notes