As well as exploring the negatives, I’m going to see what connections can be made to other collections.

Trove includes the Sydney Tribune from 1939 to 1954 and issues for the next two decades are in the process of being added. This means there’ll be a nice overlap to explore between the negatives and the newspapers.

I’ve fired up my TroveHarvester and grabbed details of the 28,493 post 1954 articles currently listed on Trove. Note that a lot of these are ‘Coming soon’ – so you can’t actually get to the articles. But articles from 1965 and 1966 are fully available online. You can grab a CSV file with all the harvested articles here.

A number of the protests and rallies documented by the Tribune were also the subject of ASIO surveillance. I’ve previously harvested details of publicly-available ASIO files from the National Archives of Australia. It’ll be interesting to compare perspectives…