The XML files were harvested in April 2016 from the ParlInfo database. It’s possible I missed some files – please let me know if you notice any gaps. In harvesting the data, I noticed that a number of the XML files were empty. I’ve documented this in my research notebook.
As you browse the site you’ll find many examples where the XML mark-up isn’t quite right. You can help improve this by forking and fixing files from my GitHub repository.
The functionality is intentionally limited. This is a demonstration project. Nonetheless, I think it offers a useful alternative to ParlInfo. There you can search Hansard for relevant fragments. Here you can read, and explore in context.
More documentation is available in my Digital Heritage Handbook.
I’m also exploring various issues and questions relating to Hansard in my research notebook.
Added House of Representatives to 1980
Added indexes for bills, parliaments, and people
Includes House of Representatives, 1901 to 1965