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The Ernest Westlake Archive: the extensive online resource behind Into The Heart of Tasmania

Stories in Stone: an annotated history and guide to the collections and papers of Ernest Westlake (1855-1922) by Rebe, Mike and Gavan McCarthy of the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre, makes available the digitised papers of Ernest Westlake, including those created during his journey to Tasmania in 1908-1910, when he collected over 13,000 stone tools.

Here are Rebe and Mike to tell the story of the archive and explain how two publications and two journeys became entwined.

Ubiquitous Archives

Our session on Ubiquitous Archives from the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Conference in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia, 20 October 2016.

All the little travellers: the children of ‘Morningtown Ride’

This post is co-written with Sarah Green, and was first published on the Find & Connect web resource blog on 29 February 2016. Sarah Green It’s a sad fact that many people who were in care do not know what they looked like as children. When I was the Find & Connect Client Liaison Officer […]

20,000 Tweets Online

As soon as I publish this post I’m going to head over to Twitter and send out the link with my 20,000th tweet. Here was my first. Accurate, but otherwise not an auspicious start. Those who follow me will also note I’m still using the same profile picture. I will leave it up to you to decide […]

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