PANDORA archive

The State Library of Queensland will include the website in the PANDORA archive !

“The State Library of Queensland aims to build a comprehensive collection of Queensland publications to ensure the availability of our documentary heritage both now and in the future. State Library’s commitment to preserving the documentary heritage of our state extends to contemporary electronic resources, including online publications and websites of lasting significance. This is achieved through our participation in PANDORA, Australia’s web archive.

PANDORA was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996 to enable the capture of and long-term access to Australian online publications. We cooperate with the National Library in order to build and preserve a comprehensive collection of Australian online publications. State Library’s brief is to enhance the Queensland presence in this national archive.”

Specific information about the State Library’s role in the PANDORA Archive is available at…/eresources/archived-websites.

Further information about PANDORA can be found on the National Library’s website at

I’m absolutely thrilled that this resource, which I am always endeavoring to improve, will be preserved in the longer term.

Cheers everyone.

Bow / Forecastle Collapse – March 2016

Time has finally taken a greater toll on the old girl, with the collapse of a portion of Gayundah‘s bow overnight, discovered on 30 March.

photo courtesy 7News

photo courtesy 7News

Here is a comparison picture taken just over a week earlier, on the 21st of March.

Gayundah bow pre collapse 21032016

Photo by Michael Reed

I predicted on our group FaceBook page at the time that the bow collapse might be sooner rather than later.  I just didn’t expect it to be THAT soon.