Welcome to the Queensland Times Federation site

Tips for Browsing  |  Tips for Searching  |  TimelineFrequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)




Tips for Browsing  -  [ articles ]   [ images ]

A) To browse Articles

Simply select a topic to view by clicking in the box to the left of the chosen category. Scroll down to the GO button and click on GO. This will display a summary screen listing Date, Topic/Category and Article Title. Click on View Article to display the full article.

If there is a photograph or other image associated with the article, the title of the image will be displayed as a link in the Related Images area. To view the image, click on this link. A new browser window will open displaying the photograph or image. To ensure that the full image is displayed, make sure that the window is maximised (by clicking on the Maximise icon on the top right next to the X to close). To return to the article, click on the Close button.

To return from the article to the summary screen and select another article to view, use either the Back arrow on the browser toolbar or click on the Back button at the bottom of the page. If you wish to return to the Browse Topics screen, you can either use the Back arrow on the browser toolbar or click on the Back button at the bottom of the page or simply click on the Browse Topics from the menu displayed across the bottom of the screen.

From the Browse Topics screen, you can select more than one topic to view by clicking in the boxes adjacent to the categories you are interested in. Scroll down to the GO button and click on GO. This will display a summary screen listing Date, Topic/Category and Article Title. Because articles may fit more than one category, browsing multiple topics may result in an individual article appearing several times associated with different topics.

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B) To browse Images

Images and photographs can be browsed in the same manner as described above. At the top of the Browse Topics screen, simply click in the radio button adjacent to Images/Photographs and select a topic or topics as described above. <%'Leave the topic selection blank if you wish 'to view all of the images. %>Scroll down to the GO button and click on GO to browse the categories selected.

A summary screen will appear displaying a thumbnail image, Article Title, Category and Article ID. To view the full image, click on the thumbnail image. A new browser window will appear displaying the full image or photograph. Click on the Close button to return to the summary screen.

To view the related article, click on the Article Title. The full article will be displayed. To return to the summary display, use the Back arrow on the browser toolbar or click on the Back button at the bottom of the page.

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Tips for Searching

The Keyword Search is a basic search utility that looks for words or small phrases exactly as they are entered.

For best results type 1 to 3 words, in lower case and without symbols. Unlike some search engines, this query tool does not adopt the use of symbols such as "+" and "-" and " " to delimit a phrase nor does it allow the use of Boolean operations such as "and", "or" , "not".

When entering keywords, use the order that they would appear in, do not reverse them.
For example, enter victorian butter not butter victorian.

If your search returns too many articles and they are not relevant to what you are looking for, try your search again using more keywords.
For Example: If you were searching for articles on disputes over the price of Victorian butter during the Federation debate, entering "butter" may deliver too many unrelated results, where "victorian butter" may return more specific results.

If your search returns a pages with no records found, try again using different keywords, synonyms and plurals. Bear in mind that the articles appear as written at the time. Instead of using "indigenous" as a keyword, try "aborigine" or "aboriginal". You may have to try different spellings especially for place names such as Colledges Crossing or Sadleir's Crossing.

Please note the Keyword Search can be used to search for Articles or Images/Photographs.

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Tips for using the Timeline

The Timeline presents a snapshot of the major events in the history of Ipswich between 1864 and 1901. The main Timeline page lists key years with a brief description of an important event for each year. A thumbnail image/photograph that relates to the event is also displayed.

Click on View Extracts or on the thumbnail image to view an extract of the original article and display a larger rendition of the image or photograph.

To locate the relevant complete article, hints on the keywords to use in the Keyword Search facility are provided. For more details on the Keyword Search facility see Tips for Searching.

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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ's


1. What is the "Federation: Through the Pages of The Queensland Times" project?

The project is part of the Centenary of Federation celebrations and documents the ideas and sentiments of the people of Ipswich from 1864 to 1901 as presented through the articles of the local newspaper, The Queensland Times. Details of the project and its participants can be found here.



2. How can I contact members of the project and provide comments?

The project team welcomes your comments and suggestions. Please send an email to ilisweb@gil.com.au



3. As part of the project, a CD-Rom was produced. How can copies be obtained?

Copies of the CD-Rom can be ordered at a cost of $7.50 Aus (including GST), by printing off the Order Form and faxing or mailing to the Ipswich Library and Information Service.



4. Will the website change over time?

Yes, this initial website will act as a catalyst for the continued digitisation of The Queensland Times and other local history resources. Material will also be accessible through the Ipswich Library and Information Service library catalogue.
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