Major Goulburn

The Monitor

11 August 1826


I was sorry to see in your journal some weeks back, remarks on the conduct of Major Goulburn, with respect to the journey to Bass's Straits, performed by Mr. Hovell and myself - I beg leave to state, that no blame whatever can be attached to Major Goulburn, or to His Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane.

I am, Sir, Your humble Servant, Hamilton Hume.


Notes, or "Annotation"

Notes about the content of the article can be added to article text by any user.

Right-click a line of the OCR'ed text to insert a note which will be "anchored" at that line.

Notes are shown "in-line" with the text - click to open and edit them.


Correcting Text

The text displayed alongside the article image has been created through a process called Optical Character Recognition (OCR). This is when a computer software program converts words in an image file into text. The software OCR eye is less accurate than a human eye and reads character by character, so words that appear clear in the page image to a reader may sometimes be converted incorrectly and appear as odd sets of characters. Any user is able to correct these characters and words so they match what is in the image.

You may correct the OCR text of any line of this article by double-clicking the OCR'ed text needing correction.

The page image window will be positioned to show the line of text you are editing at the top left, with the first word of the line highlighted in green.

Press F12 to rapidly move to and highlight the next word in the text - this can make correction much faster!

To move to the next line of OCR'ed text, just press Enter.

To discard your corrections to a line, press the discard button at the start of each line of edited text.

When you are finished, press the "Save OCR changes" button which appears once you start correcting, or just navigate away from the page without saving to discard all changes.

It is very important that you correct the text line by line, that is, that the original line boundaries are preserved. The system needs to be able to correlate your corrections with the originally OCR'ed words, so that phrase searching and text highlighting will continue to work on your corrected text. Hence, make you corrections line by line, matching the lines of text in the page image.