Our Resources

Tales from Rat City benefits from the recent digitisation of vast amounts of newspapers and other historical materials relating to Australian history across the 19th and 20th century. The majority of our content is drawn from newspaper articles recounting the events we cover. Almost all the text has been digitally scanned, so you can search 150 years of newspaper articles – word-by-word. These resources are totally free to access, amazingly well catalogued and can be searched as simply as using Google with their powerful inbuilt search engines!

For anyone interested in doing a bit of digging around into their own historical areas of interest, here’s our top pick of Australia/Victoria’s best online historic collections:

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