Monday, February 11, 2008

Over 100 Years of Data now Online

A century of Australian Year Books from the earliest edition published in 1908, to the latest 2008 edition are now available full-text online.

Year Book Australia provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical review of various aspects of the economy and social conditions in Australia. In addition to the broad range of statistics, with contributions from many government and private organisations outside the ABS, most issues also include a number of special articles written on topics relevant to the time.

The first volume of the Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia, 1901-1907 also includes statistics about Australia prior to 1900. The historical year books have been scanned from the paper version and use character recognition software which provides a full-text searching capability once downloaded.

Access issues via the Past and Future Releases tab of the current Year Book Australia, 2008 (cat. no. 1301.0).

1 comment:

ms crankypants said...

I love this blog, and I've been poring over Australia's defence force more than a century ago. Wonderful project to track our past.