During 2019 a member of the Tasmanian Parliamentary Library staff suggested that the valuable paper copies of Tasmanian colonial-era (1856-1901) Parliamentary Papers be digitised in order to better preserve them and, at the same time, to allow the Tasmanian Parliament to make the digitised copies available to the wider community for research purposes.
To facilitate this project the Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. (TFHS Inc.), as an appropriate community organisation, was approached. The project would not have been possible without the valued support and assistance of the TFHS Inc.
Subsequently a project steering committee was formed; comprised as follows:
The Tasmanian Community Fund generously approved a grant for the project and the digitisation was undertaken to archival standard by Tasmanian firm Acrodata Pty. Ltd.