Treasures on Trove

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The following image was discovered on Trove, as part of a Queensland Pictorial Supplement in The Queenslander Newspaper dated 5 December 1914. (

Page 33, Queenslander Pictorial Supplement, 5 December 1914

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What types of resources are there?

Nashville Times and Mary River Mining Gazette – digitised 15 Feb 1868 – 15 Oct 1868
Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette – digitised 17 Oct 1868 – 30 Dec 1919
Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser – digitised 1860 – 1947

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