What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

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What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.
Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.
Speaker: Gail Davis


Despite the development of optical character recognition (OCR) software (high‐speed search tools and databases that can answer research queries instantly), deciphering handwritten documents still challenges some researchers. For them, a page of ‘running writing’ can be as impenetrable as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Join Gail Davis (State Archives & Records NSW) and learn how to read and interpret handwritten documents, beginning with examples from the late 18th century and continuing into the 20th century. There will be a short practical component in this session.


Gail Davis has had a long and distinguished career at State Archives & Records NSW. Gail is in charge of the research and copying services and she has undertaken numerous research projects involving the Archives. Gail was the chief indexer on the Bicentennial Project to index the Colonial Secretary’s Correspondence, 1788-1825.


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