Holiday editing fun

Here’s something fun and potentially useful to do over the holidays - find something interesting on the National Library’s Trove site and fix the errors!

When I was researching my family history, I found newspaper articles about the ships they arrived on - in those days you had to go in to the National Library and have the bound newspaper brought to the reading room. Now you can search on Trove and find the article, and if it hasn’t scanned well, you can fix the errors in the text. This will help others find the article and read it, and is especially helpful for those who have vision impairments and are unable to read from the scanned image.

The article below was in the Yass Courier on 19 December, 1902. I’ve now fixed the errors in this article (and the following article about dead sheep and the ad for Mr Bradford’s Pain Balm).

YassCourier19Dec1902.jpg