The Australian College of Physical Education library is proud to be part of Trove. By including our catalogue, we are part of almost one thousand libraries, galleries, archives, museums and other organisations across the nation that makes Australia’s history freely discoverable in Trove.
‘The collective power and importance of Australia’s cultural organisations is showcased in Trove,’ said Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General of the National Library of Australia. ‘It represents a unique partnership spanning across Australia. From local libraries to state galleries, each partner – including ACPE – contributes a unique set of stories and pieces of national history that make Trove wonderful and unique.’
‘Here at ACPE library we house books from the estate of the late Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke AC, former member for Wills and the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. Our partnership with Trove brings the stories of ACPE to all of Australia and in turn, gives our members and visitors access to billions of pieces of content from national and local collections that people cannot find juxtaposed by using a typical search engine. By being a part of Trove, we are adding our important and amazing stories to the treasure trove of curiosities that will further expand people’s knowledge and foster new ideas along the way,’ said Kim Houhlias, Head Librarian at ACPE.
Created by the National Library of Australia in consultation with Trove Partners and over 3,000 Australians, the new-look Trove is accessible and user-friendly, featuring a modern and intuitive design that makes it easier to explore, find and share stories about Australia. New measures have been taken to improve the cultural safety of Trove for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Trove is Australia’s online culture and research portal. Bringing together content from the National Library of Australia, State and Territory libraries, and hundreds of other libraries, cultural and research institutions around Australia, it provides a single point of entry to a treasure trove of national voices and stories.
Offering free access to approximately 6.5 billion records from Australia’s recent and distant past, Trove welcomes over 68,000 users from across the nation and around the world each day. Trove includes 1,514 digitised newspaper titles, digital copies of Banjo Paterson’s original manuscript of Waltzing Matilda, an architect’s model of the Sydney Opera House, the voice of Lionel Rose, radio stories from the ABC chronicling the first mentions of that marvellous new invention wi-fi, and former prime minister John Howard’s wood-panelled 1998 website.
Trove is a useful resource for anyone with a hobby, passion, or research project; and is also a valuable source of information for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
The new chapter of Trove makes the preservation, exploration and discovery of Australia’s history, news and culture even easier to explore.
Contact Name: Kim Houhlias
Contact Title: Head Librarian
Company Name: Australian College of Physical Education