Tuesday, June 28, 2011

AJHR's: More years online now

AtoJs Online contains a collection of digitised volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives. The collection currently covers the years 1861 to 1906. There are some volumes from this period that have yet to be added to the collection.

This is a major resource, that covers a wide range of topics, especially helpful for those of us wanting information on mining related topics for the Hauraki region. There are drownings listed, Boer War info...everything!! Entering THAMES in the search field brings up reports on the Railway to Thames, goldfield info, military news, land ownership..the list goes on. Just found the War Medal lists. Searching by SURNAME seems also to be very successful. Reports on Thames Hospital detailing population and bed numbers, costs etc. These extra years have really given an endless array of information.

At the search page, you can narrow your selection by section and date if required.

Here is an example REPORTING on drownings 1883-4, with names given for Thames County:
11 Sep 1883 C W WILSON, Waihou
16 Dec 1883 J BLACK, Tairua Creek
21 Dec 1883 J HATTON, Ohinemuri
3 Mar 1884 G HILL, Ohio Creek
9 Mar 1884 A PEAT, Waiheki Creek
11 April 1884 W ONYON, Waihou
AJHR 1884 Session II H2

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