Template:Cite It's an Honour

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This template is used to provide references to pages in the It's an Honour online archive website at http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/. The It's An Honour Site is the official website of the Australian government for Australian honours and symbols, in which a database of all recipients of Australian honours is maintained. The template is provided to simplify the entering of addresses.

Usage[edit]

Note: None of the parameters should be capitalised, to avoid the article being tagged as having a broken citation. For example, use "recipient", "postnominal", etc.—not "Recipient", "Post-nominal", etc.

Basic form using minimum parameters to link to the reference

{{Cite It's an Honour |ausawardid= |date= }}

Using accessdate to provide a date information was retrieved

{{Cite It's an Honour |ausawardid= |recipient= |award= |postnominal= |citation= |accessdate= }}

All parameters, delete those you don't need

{{Cite It's an Honour |ausawardid= |date= |recipient= |award= |postnominal= |citation= |postscript= |accessdate= }}

All parameters, vertical format
{{Cite It's an Honour
|ausawardid=
|date=
|recipient=
|award=
|postnominal=
|citation=
|postscript=
|accessdate=
}}

Required parameters[edit]

  • ausawardid: The database record number as shown in the url search string.
  • recipient: The person to whom the award was granted. This should be in the format 'Surname, Given name(s)'.
  • award: The full name of the award.
  • date: The date the award was granted. This should be in the format year-month-day, eg 2012-01-26.
    • either date: Full date of publication. Should not be wikilinked.
    • or year and month: Year of publication, and Name of the month of publication. If you also have the day, use date instead. Should not be wikilinked.

Optional parameters[edit]

For producing a post-nominal:

  • postnominal: The authorised post-nominal letters for the award (only applicable for selected awards).

For producing a citation:

  • citation: The reason the award was granted (this should be the short form citation (approximately 1 sentence) rather than the long form citation that also usually exists for the award of orders and decorations (long form citations are not usually found in the It's an Honour database).

For producing a date of retrieval:

  • accessdate: Full date when item was accessed. Should not be wikilinked.

To over-ride default closing punctuation:

  • postscript: The closing punctuation for the citation. If specified, over-rides the default behaviour of terminating the citation with a full stop. If the field is present, but blank, no terminating punctuation will be used. This may be useful when generating an output consistent with other templates. It is preferred to manually adding ending punctuation, as the punctuation occurs within the <cite> tag, so will appear before any icons added by browser plugins. Ignored if |quote= is specified.

Source of information for parameters[edit]

To find the information to put into the parameters:

  1. Visit the It's an Honour website search page at either:
  2. Enter search terms into the search fields
  3. When the list of matching entries is displayed, click on the person's name for the desired award and the site will open the corresponding record:
    1. From the web-browser URL note the aus_award_id= number. This may be up to seven digits.
    2. From the displayed information, note the Name (this is the recipient), the award, the post-nominal (only supplied for awards with a post-nominal entitlement), the date granted (this is the date and should be entered in ISO compliant format eg 2012-01-26) and the citation (in many cases this may be absent)
  4. Add each of these to the template
  5. Add the Retrieval date

Duplicate periods[edit]

By default, {{Cite It's an Honour}} separates some fields with periods, so do not encode those fields ending with a period or a duplicate period will be added. Example: "citation=For services to sport" will correctly show as For services to sport but "citation=For services to sport." will incorrectly show as For services to sport..

Examples[edit]

Some standard use cases
Basic form using minimum parameters to link to the reference

{{Cite It's an Honour |ausawardid= 1140398 |recipient=Donaldson, Mark Gregor |date= 2009-01-16 }}
, Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2009-01-16, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1140398&showInd=true.

Using citation where no citation is provided

{{Cite It's an Honour |date= 2003-10-17 |ausawardid= 1044243 |recipient= Britten, Timothy Ian |award= Cross of Valour |postnominal= CV |citation= No citation provided |accessdate= 2012-01-29 }}
Cross of Valour (CV) entry for Britten, Timothy Ian, Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2003-10-17, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1044243&showInd=true. Retrieved 2012-01-29, "No citation provided"

Using accessdate to provide a date information was retrieved (award date and citation unknown)

{{Cite It's an Honour |ausawardid= 1066011 |recipient= Adams, Phillip Rennell |award= Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George |postnominal= CMG |accessdate= 2012-01-29 }}
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) entry for Adams, Phillip Rennell, Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1066011&showInd=true. Retrieved 2012-01-29.

Using no postnominal

{{Cite It's an Honour |date= 2000-06-22 |ausawardid= 975862 |recipient= Freeman, Catherine Astrid Salome |award= Australian Sports Medal |citation= World Champion 1997 and 1999, Commonwealth Champion 1994, VIS Award of Excellence 1997 }}
Australian Sports Medal entry for Freeman, Catherine Astrid Salome, Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, 2000-06-22, http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=975862&showInd=true, "World Champion 1997 and 1999, Commonwealth Champion 1994, VIS Award of Excellence 1997"

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