Saturday, 22 February 2014

Old Boy Profiles in Coburg High School magazines


The Scribe, Volume 1, number 1, August 1916.


Thanks to a collaboration between the Coburg High School Historical Group and Moreland City Libraries, you can now view all the Coburg High School magazines from 1916 to 1990 online.

Once you have found your way to the Moreland City Libraries Catalogue, go to the Local History Catalogue and type in ‘Coburg High’. You will see that all the Coburg High School magazines are listed there as electronic resources. In the catalogue information you’ll see a link that says ‘Download the PDF’. Click on that and as long as you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you will be able to read the magazine online.

This is a fantastic resource and a wonderful example of how groups working together make it possible for researchers to have ready access to previously underused resources.


The Scribe, Volume 1, number 1, August 1916. 

4 comments:

  1. This is great to see! With easier access to technology, hopefully more and more previously "hidden" sources will be made available like this.

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Derek. I couldn't agree more! And the Moreland City Libraries have been adding more and more digital resources into its Local History Catalogue, as I know many other libraries are doing. I'd recommend everyone with an interest in Moreland's history checks out the Local History Catalogue. Cheryl

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  3. As the grandson of Charles Edgar Finchett, who's picture and story of how he enlisted are detailed above I say thank you for a small insight to a man I never knew. Charles returned from WW1 with three small handwritten diary's that are now treasured family heirlooms. David Finchett

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  4. Thank you so much for you comment. Did you know that Charles Edgar Finchett was also featured in the Coburg State School Soldiers Book which can be accessed online through the Moreland Libraries' Local History Catalogue? There's a photo and bio of him on p. 38. As an old boy of Coburg State School he will be featured in the Coburg Historical Society's ANZAC Centenary project which you might like to know more about. And perhaps you might allow us to see those precious diaries, or at least read extracts from them? I would be delighted if you made contact!

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