Commonwealth of Australia Hansard
These are Hansard XML files downloaded from the Parliament of Australia website by Tim Sherratt. The original harvest was run in 2016. A complete reharvest was undertaken in April 2019, and a harvest of 1998 to 2005 was added in 2020. Some of the file names have changed between harvests.
The files are made available on the Parliament website under a CC-BY-NC-ND licence.
Currently this repository includes files for the House of Representatives and the Senate from 1901 to 1980 and 1998 to 2005. No XML files are currently available for 1981 to 1997. Open Australia provides access to Hansard XML files from 2006 onwards.
Browse the files or download a zip file of the lot.
- Commonwealth Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) – Jupyter notebooks to harvest and explore XML formatted versions of Hansard.
- Historic Hansard in my Research Notebook
- Historic Hansard – my own version of Hansard, optimised for easy browsing.
- Documentation of the Historic Hansard site.