Editing Bessie #blogjune #fundTrove

Today, I made some minor changes to the wikipedia entry for Bessie Rischbieth. I’m a very intermittent editor, and I rely very much on my friends in the wikipedia community to help me out.

The reason for the update? The National Library of Australia is now looking for funding to help digitise her papers. I was fortunate enough to read them when I was researching my PhD, and I still cherish the remembrance of one of her letters, in which she confesses to leaving her umbrella behind, lest she hit a politician with it.

I think she would be wielding it with vigour, given the lack of funding for the Library and for other cultural institutions.


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