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Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 3,971,267
2 NeilHamilton 2,824,201
3 noelwoodhouse 2,375,353
4 annmanley 2,191,732
5 John.F.Hall 1,886,234
...
45 RonnieLand 527,829
46 peter-macinnis 508,711
47 mike.connors 501,439
48 Gato 495,819
49 arthurfraser 487,289
50 Juniris 483,446

495,819 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

August 2016 4,322
July 2016 13,232
June 2016 13,365
May 2016 6,631
April 2016 735
March 2016 792
February 2016 1,453
January 2016 8,863
December 2015 2,088
November 2015 2,947
October 2015 12,297
September 2015 11,819
August 2015 11,867
July 2015 21,409
June 2015 3,871
May 2015 103
April 2015 3,099
March 2015 8,405
February 2015 1,850
January 2015 3,298
December 2014 8,531
November 2014 8,299
October 2014 3,712
September 2014 1,169
August 2014 6,011
July 2014 1,808
June 2014 917
May 2014 3,056
April 2014 1,057
March 2014 2,596
February 2014 1,038
January 2014 9,217
December 2013 716
November 2013 1,507
October 2013 308
September 2013 578
August 2013 2,439
July 2013 3,547
June 2013 1,836
May 2013 2,673
April 2013 8,931
March 2013 6,881
February 2013 1,163
January 2013 11,847
December 2012 5,924
November 2012 19,160
October 2012 3,128
September 2012 13,779
August 2012 571
July 2012 340
June 2012 276
May 2012 135
April 2012 669
March 2012 336
February 2012 1,758
January 2012 93
December 2011 13,942
November 2011 3,711
October 2011 4,120
September 2011 2,645
August 2011 7,391
July 2011 3,395
June 2011 4,528
May 2011 19,249
April 2011 34,962
March 2011 27,797
February 2011 42,572
January 2011 18,683
December 2010 6,141
November 2010 9,571
October 2010 464
September 2010 1,799
August 2010 2,682
July 2010 846
June 2010 6,459
May 2010 4,356
April 2010 4,631
March 2010 883
February 2010 98
January 2010 173
December 2009 531
November 2009 36
October 2009 68
August 2009 1,098
July 2009 308
March 2009 79
December 2008 1,928
November 2008 865
September 2008 1,356

Hall o' fame ranking

Rank Corrector Lines corrected
1 JohnWarren 3,971,266
2 NeilHamilton 2,824,201
3 noelwoodhouse 2,375,353
4 annmanley 2,191,732
5 John.F.Hall 1,886,234
...
45 RonnieLand 527,829
46 peter-macinnis 508,711
47 mike.connors 501,439
48 Gato 495,819
49 arthurfraser 487,289
50 Juniris 483,445

495,819 line(s) corrected.

Corrections by month

August 2016 4,322
July 2016 13,232
June 2016 13,365
May 2016 6,631
April 2016 735
March 2016 792
February 2016 1,453
January 2016 8,863
December 2015 2,088
November 2015 2,947
October 2015 12,297
September 2015 11,819
August 2015 11,867
July 2015 21,409
June 2015 3,871
May 2015 103
April 2015 3,099
March 2015 8,405
February 2015 1,850
January 2015 3,298
December 2014 8,531
November 2014 8,299
October 2014 3,712
September 2014 1,169
August 2014 6,011
July 2014 1,808
June 2014 917
May 2014 3,056
April 2014 1,057
March 2014 2,596
February 2014 1,038
January 2014 9,217
December 2013 716
November 2013 1,507
October 2013 308
September 2013 578
August 2013 2,439
July 2013 3,547
June 2013 1,836
May 2013 2,673
April 2013 8,931
March 2013 6,881
February 2013 1,163
January 2013 11,847
December 2012 5,924
November 2012 19,160
October 2012 3,128
September 2012 13,779
August 2012 571
July 2012 340
June 2012 276
May 2012 135
April 2012 669
March 2012 336
February 2012 1,758
January 2012 93
December 2011 13,942
November 2011 3,711
October 2011 4,120
September 2011 2,645
August 2011 7,391
July 2011 3,395
June 2011 4,528
May 2011 19,249
April 2011 34,962
March 2011 27,797
February 2011 42,572
January 2011 18,683
December 2010 6,141
November 2010 9,571
October 2010 464
September 2010 1,799
August 2010 2,682
July 2010 846
June 2010 6,459
May 2010 4,356
April 2010 4,631
March 2010 883
February 2010 98
January 2010 173
December 2009 531
November 2009 36
October 2009 68
August 2009 1,098
July 2009 308
March 2009 79
December 2008 1,928
November 2008 865
September 2008 1,356

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Article Changed Old lines New lines
PARTIES AND PARLIAMENT IN CHINA. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 5 July 1913 [Issue No.23,552] page 7 2016-08-26 19:29 lhas fallen. No loss to our army. Do not
has fallen. No loss to our army. Do not
PARTIES AND PARLIAMENT IN CHINA. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 5 July 1913 [Issue No.23,552] page 7 2016-08-26 19:28 they havo' not yet been put on trial, and the
they have not yet been put on trial, and the
KIDNAPPING EXTRAORDINARY. A CHINAMAN SEIZED IN LONDON. DETAINED AT THE EMBASSY. CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY IN CHINA. London, October 23. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Saturday 24 October 1896 [Issue No.15,585] page 5 2016-08-26 17:21 structed by the Criminal Investigation De
diately released from custody._
structed by the Criminal Investigation De-
diately released from custody.
SECRET SOCIETIES IN CHINA. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Tuesday 18 September 1900 [Issue No.19,506] page 8 2016-08-26 17:19 tho Tartar, restore the native line." Gustav
on that account was wanted by the Chinese police._
the Tartar, restore the native line." Gustav
on that account was wanted by the Chinese police.
PARTIES AND PARLIAMENT IN CHINA. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 5 July 1913 [Issue No.23,552] page 7 2016-08-26 16:58
NOVEMBER REVIEWS. SUN YAT SEN. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Saturday 9 December 1911 [Issue No.23,060] page 8 2016-08-26 16:55 has a good chance of success._
has a good chance of success.
THE FAR EAST. (From Our Special Correspondent.) Hong Kong, February 25. China's Coming Revolution. (Article), The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954), Saturday 21 March 1908 [Issue No.6,863] page 12 2016-08-26 16:53 China on a charge of armed robbery in
be clearly seen by me. I beg respect
China on a charge of armed robbery in
ed. The Controllers-General Tieh Liang
be clearly seen by me. I beg respect-
CHINA. SUN YAT SEN'S ARREST ORDERED. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 3 October 1917 [Issue No.24,881] page 11 2016-08-26 16:47 The correspondent of the "Morning P0st"
leader) and his associates for treason._
The correspondent of the "Morning Post"
leader) and his associates for treason.
DISTINGUISHED AUSTRALIAN. DR. MORRISON IN MELBOURNE. SIDELIGHTS ON CHINESE AFFAIRS. (Article), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), Wednesday 19 December 1917 [Issue No.22,275] page 11 2016-08-26 16:47 person of the young Emperor did so with-
employ of the Chinese, Government have
next year, travelling by way of Singapore._
person of the young Emperor did so with-
employ of the Chinese Government have
next year, travelling by way of Singapore.
CRISIS IN CHINA. Japan and the North. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT). SHAN[?], May 30. (Article), The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Friday 8 July 1927 [Issue No.27,927] page 12 2016-08-26 16:41 dow shutters up, or some of them, and dad
dow shutters up, or some of them, and had

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  1. "The Vagabond's" Occident and Orient travel 1881
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    "Do you want a trip to China?" said my friend M—— to me one Friday afternoon in George-street, Sydney. "The Woodbine sails on Tuesday morning, and I am going in her. Will you come?"

    So begins a body of work that stands among the most vivid and insightful writing about travel in the Asia-Pacific region during the last two decades of the 19th century, and certainly by any Australia-based writer of the period.

    This list is the full sequence of 38 travel feature articles written for the Melbourne daily newspaper, The Argus, and its associated weekly, The Australasian, by Julian Thomas, known as "The Vagabond", about his sea journey of almost eight months in March-November 1881 around the Pacific rim from Sydney to Shanghai, Nagasaki, Yokohama, Victoria BC and the area of modern-day Vancouver BC, San Francisco, Honolulu, Auckland and back to Sydney. The series was compiled, edited and published in book form as 'Occident and Orient : sketches on both sides of the Pacific', (George Robertson, Melbourne, 1882).

    With the exception of one issue (27 May 1882) missing pages in the Trove collection, the list is the complete series as it was first published in The Argus. The missing Argus page in the list has been made up with the corresponding article published in The Australasian (3 June 1882).

    The author of this remarkable series of articles was an Englishman who sometimes claimed to be an American, or more specifically a Virginian. He called himself Julian Thomas, although that was not his real name. Under his sobriquet, “The Vagabond”, he became famous as a popular exponent of descriptive writing and investigative journalism for Australian newspapers from 1876 until his death in Melbourne in 1896. Yet, despite public acclaim and professional success, in 1894 he was bankrupt.

    Julian Thomas was christened John Stanley James. He was born in 1843 in Walsall, Staffordshire. He seems now almost to have popped up in Australia from nowhere. At times through his years in Australia he claimed variously to have had medical training; to have graduated from the University of Virginia; to have fought for the Confederacy in the US Civil War; and to have been present, and imprisoned as a spy, during the Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune of 1871—none of which claims can yet be verified. Some of his claims—such as his occasional assertions he was Buddhist, Jewish, Gipsy, or abducted as an infant by Flathead Indians—were plainly ironical, but in general he cultivated an air of mystery about his past as part of his "Vagabond" public persona. Indeed, everything about his past between the late 1860s (when by his account he was a journalist in London) and his 1875 arrival in Sydney remains mysterious—even the exact date, place and means of his arrival in Australia. He did not marry—at least not in Australia—and died alone, without children or close family, although he had many friends, including many in commerce, industry, government and public life. His particular enemies were missionaries, who he mocked in his writing and lectures, and sued for libel on at least one occasion. References to Freemasonry, and to hospitality received from prominent Masons, are scattered through his writing, in context suggesting he himself was a Mason. Clues to other aspects of his secretiveness are contained in two articles in this series (nos. 35 & 36, “San Francisco Revisited No. V”, and “At Honolulu”), which strongly hint he was homosexual—a condition which, if flaunted, in the late 19th century could lead to scandal and imprisonment, as Julian Thomas's younger contemporary, Oscar Wilde, was soon to demonstrate.

    Sydney James, secretary of the jockey club of Dunedin, New Zealand, identified himself publicly (in a speech to a Masonic Lodge function reported by the press) as Julian Thomas’s brother after his death, stating in part that “it was thought best at the time not to disclose his identity, but there was no reason why he should not be known by his real name, Stanley James.” His wide circle of friends and the public affection he achieved through his writing and lectures were demonstrated by his well-attended funeral, admiring obituaries, a grave monument erected by public subscription in Melbourne General Cemetery, and newspaper memorial notices.

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    —1887 'LIBEL ACTION AGAINST THE "WESLEYAN SPECTATOR.".', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 September, p. 5, viewed 25 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7931902
    —1894 'NEW INSOLVENTS.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 20 December, p. 5, viewed 25 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article8726424
    —1896 'DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN JOURNALIST.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 5 September, p. 4, viewed 22 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9183574
    —1896 '"THE VAGABOND.".', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926), 5 September, p. 4, viewed 22 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150128246
    —1896 'AN ADVENTUROUS JOURNALIST.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 7 September, p. 3, viewed 22 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9381144
    —1897 '"THE VAGABOND'S" TRUE NAME.', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 1 May, p. 36, viewed 22 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139741091
    —1897 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 4 September, p. 1, viewed 22 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article9769879
    —John Barnes, 'James, John Stanley (1843–1896)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/james-john-stanley-3848/text6113, published first in hardcopy 1972, accessed online 21 August 2015

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    — Brown, J 1860, [John Stanley James, alias] Julian Thomas [pen name "The Vagabond"], [ca. 1860-ca. 1900] http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/278471
    — Stewart & Co 1876, [John Stanley James, alias] Julian Thomas [pen name "The Vagabond"], [ca. 1876] http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/172507

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  2. "The Vagabond's" travel in Canada 1886
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    Articles by Julian Thomas "The Vagabond" for The Argus about his travel in Canada during 1886. These are not as ground-breaking as his 38 articles on his round-Pacific "Orient to Occident" trip of 1881, but they still offer remarkable insight on the places and times. Canadians particularly may be surprised by glimpses of some locally famous people of politics, commerce and literature, and of disappeared establishments like the Windsor Hotel of Montreal, the St Louis Hotel of Quebec, and the Queen's Hotel in Winnipeg.

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  3. John Henry Brooke in Tokugawa Japan
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    The dates and circumstances reveal the pseudonymous author of these articles, using the pen-name "An Australian Colonist", as John Henry Brooke 1826-1902.

    Brooke, an English-born journalist who became a prominent colonial Victorian politician and a leading player in bitter political battles of the 1860s over land tenure, moved to Yokohama, Japan, in 1867 after suffering reverses in his political fortunes. His biggest problem was that he had made too many powerful enemies in the turbulent colonial political scene. On 26 February 1867 Brooke left Melbourne for eastern ports in the P&O mail steamer, Bombay, saying he intended "to take stock of the Japanese" and hinting that he might return in a few months. He stayed in Japan, where he became proprietor and editor of an English-language local newspaper, the Japan Daily Herald, and resided for the rest of his life. He died at Yokohama on 8 January 1902 and was buried in the foreigners' cemetery there.

    These articles, which Brooke dispatched for publication in The Argus and its associated weekly publication, The Australasian, in 1867, under the pen-name "An Australian Colonist", describe Japan in the pivotal last year of the Tokugawa shogunate, on the brink of the Meiji era which introduced sweeping modernisation, reform, industrialisation, global engagement—and militarist ambitions for imperial expansion.

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    —1867 'MELBOURNE...The intended departure of Mr J. H. Brooke for the China Seas...', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 25 February, p. 2, viewed 8 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article87950316
    —1867 'Yesterday a number of gentlemen met at Scott's Hotel, for the purpose of taking leave of the Hon. J. H. Brooke...', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 27 February, p. 5, viewed 8 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5787152
    —1867 'TOWN NEWS... Mrs. Brooke intends shortly to join her husband in Japan...', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 14 December, p. 18, viewed 13 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137569386
    —1902 'AN OLD GEELONG IDENTITY. Mr J. H. Brooke, who formerly took a prominent part in Victorian politics, and was for a period a member of the Cabinet, but more recently the founder, proprietor and editor of the "Japan Daily Herald," died on 8th January last...', Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1926), 22 February 1902, p. 6, viewed 13 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149753369
    —Michael Migus, 'Brooke, John Henry (1826–1902)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/brooke-john-henry-3065/text4521, published first in hardcopy 1969, accessed online 7 September 2015.
    —Jim Tipton (founder), “Find A Grave,” http://www.findagrave.com/, 1995-. (Monument transcription of grave of John Henry Brooke 1826-1902 in Yokohama Foreign General Cemetery, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79274895 viewed 7 September 2015.)

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  4. The Burrcutter and His Mate
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    This column of whimsical anecdote was written by William Redford (Bill) Cameron 1883-1960 under his pseudonym, Swinglebar, over more than 30 years in which he worked as a journalist for The Land newspaper.

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