THE Hamilton History Centre now holds digitised copies of The Hamilton Spectator from 1860 to 1906.
The copies, which are held on eight to nine DVDs, are available for the public to look at on the computer at the history centre.
History centre volunteer, Ian Black said the digitised copies were made from the State Library’s master copies of the microfilm at a business in Melbourne.
“It is far quicker and easier to use the computer and you can search for names,” Mr Black said.
Funding for the digitised version from 1879 to 1906 was about $5000 and was paid for by the history centre.
“We have received small donations but the funding has come from us,” Mr Black said.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, March 13, 2014.