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Timetables are an integral part of everyday living. They tell people how and when they can travel from one place to another. They date back to the very early days in Australia, and they have been produced in many different formats over time. They are critical to giving an understanding of how, where and when people travelled in the past, why towns and regional centres developed, and how metropolitan areas grew.

What To Do With Old Timetables

Old Timetables are Valuable

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Whether it is just one or two old timetables, or a whole collection of them, the Australian Timetable Association is interested in them.

The Association collects old timetables so that they can be preserved as a record of what public transport was like in the past in various cities, towns and regional areas.

These timetables are vital for future research into social life, community services, development patterns and access to services over time.  Academics, consultants, health and social service investigators, demographers, teachers, transport enthusiasts, novelists and advocacy groups can research what transport services were available in particular places at particular times with a great deal of accuracy.  Their published work provides immeasurable benefits and enjoyment to present and future communities.

For information on how the old timetables are preserved, go to National Timetable Collection.

If you wish to donate timetables to the Association, here is what you can do.

Your donation will be acknowledged in the Association’s Annual Report.

You can also submit your timetables for inclusion in the Association’s monthly Auctions. You receive 75% of the value of the Auction sale. 25% goes to the Association to support its work in preserving timetables.

If you wish to submit timetables as a vendor in the Association’s Auctions, here is what you can do.

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