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Hansard fully digitised!

Hansard is now fully online from the first sitting day – 9 May 1901. A digitisation project has resulted in Hansards prior to 1980 now being available in Portable Document Format (PDF) files and as text that can be searched (Extensible Markup Language or XML).

Here are some of the items of interest that are now available electronically:

o   First substantial speech in the parliament – William Groom, (Protectionist, Darling Downs), 21 May 1901 from page 763.

o   First year of the Great War – speech by Prime Minister Andrew Fisher (Protectionist, Wide Bay) 4 August 1915 from page 5556.

o   First female member of the House of Representatives Dame Enid Lyons (UAP, Darwin (Tasmania)). First speech 29 September 1943, from page 182.

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