Template:Cite QPN

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QPN is an abbreviation for Queensland Place Names.

Usage[edit]

This template creates a {{cite web}} citation to individual records in the online database of Queensland Place Names, a useful searchable reference source on Queensland's place names. It covers cities, towns, suburbs, localities and railway stations as well as geographical features such as mountains, rivers, etc. It does not cover street names or buildings (no schools, churches, etc).

Parameters[edit]

  • There are two unnamed parameters
  1. Place ID number. This is the only mandatory parameter. It can be found at the end of the URL
  2. Place name. It is optional but really useful to include for the benefit of the reader

For example, the suburb of Kenmore record can be referenced using

{{Cite QPN|41505|Kenmore}}

resulting in:

"Kenmore (entry 41505)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. 

  • The access date can be specified using the accessdate fields.
  • Error checking is not done at all. Specifying an incorrect ID will result in a link to a non-existing record.

More examples[edit]

{{Cite QPN|2665|Bindha|accessdate=2011-02-03}}

result:

"Bindha (entry 2665)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

Harvard style referencing[edit]

This template provides a simple Harvard style reference, using QHR followed by the ID number. For example, to reference the suburb of Kenmore use {{sfn|QPN41505}} or {{harvnb|QPN41505}}, as appropriate. However, year referencing is not supported at this time.


See also[edit]

Template:Cite QHR can be used to reference places on the Queensland Heritage Register, which covers a large number of significant buildings.