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Please feel welcome to post a message here. I will respond on your page. —Donama


Replied at Rick Block's talk page. -- SamuelWantman 01:40, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Update Wikipedia entry: Official: Australian Fabians[edit]

Hi Donama

Can you update me on the verification process to be adopted with regard to our entry.

Pauline Gambley National Secretary Australian Fabians Inc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PVGOzFab (talkcontribs) 01:27, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

(Presumably regarding "Australian Fabians")... You can go ahead and edit/remove anything that is incorrect. In theory every piece of information should be cited and thus verifiable by some secondary or tertiary source. In practice, uncontroversial information is often added and no reference is cited, but this kind of information may be challenged by yourself or any other editor. Hope that answers your question. Cheers, Donama (talk) 01:55, 20 January 2011 (UTC)


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Thanks, HJ. Cheers Donama (talk) 04:23, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Pitjantjatjara People[edit]

As you requested (3 Feb) I've added a reference to support my statement at Pitjantjatjara people that loss of one of two identical adjacent syllables (ie haplology) occurs within the language name 'Pitjantjatjara'. It likewise occurs in 'Yankunytjatjara' so I might add the comment there as well. Within Pitjantjatjara (and indeed all Western Desert Language varieties) this *is* pronouncing it properly. cheers Dougg (talk) 05:28, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Excellent work! Donama (talk) 06:13, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Elizabeth,South Australia[edit]

You did a good job editing this page it looks 100% better and more relevent now. Well Done, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mirrabooka (talkcontribs) 13:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)


Here and here. I hope your enquiries purely stem from interest in the discourse and nothing more... Timeshift (talk) 10:06, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

A bit disappointed at the suspicion in your voice. Ah well. Thanks for the background. Donama (talk) 22:34, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

BLP, ethnicity, gender[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Biographies of living persons#Include "ethnicity, gender," to match all other guidelines

Trying to remove an end-around of WP:EGRS that's being exploited. You've expressed interest in the past. Already 4 days into the certification poll.
--William Allen Simpson (talk) 05:15, 10 March 2011 (UTC)


Well said. Pdfpdf (talk) 23:24, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

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Australian Aborigines population statistics[edit]

Regarding your question on Australian Aborigines, see the latest (2008) ABS publication on Indigenous Australians. Donama (talk) 08:02, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! What about other earlier census data(1930s,1940s,1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s etc) for Australian Aborigines?--Kaiyr (talk) 08:25, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
I've no idea. I don't even know if an ethnic breakdown was collected in the census as back as far as 1930. Indigenous Australians#Demographics section might be a good primer for your search. Donama (talk) 23:53, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Adelaide City Centre street names[edit]

  • You wouldn't happen to have a supporting reference for "Hack Street" would you? (I couldn't find anything)
  • Is Stephens Place the only thing named after Stephens?
  • "Barton Terrace in North Adelaide was also named after John Barton Hack." - Is that useful as a footnote?

Thanks for filling in all those gaps! Most appreciated. Pdfpdf (talk) 02:28, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

1. No supporting reference that Hack St, North Adelaide is named after John Barton Hack but it is right there adjacent to Barton Tce West so I have made an assumption. If I am wrong, it doesn't still doesn't affect the content of the Street names section I think.
I agree. Pdfpdf (talk) 03:29, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
2. Catherine Spence seems to think that both Stephens Pl, Stephens St (in southeast quadrant) are named after Edward Stephens the banker, as well as an obscure Stephens St in North Adelaide. See [1] and search on page 34 for Stephens.
3. Yep, Barton Tce named after John Barton Hack, but Strangways Tce named after Strangways too. Need we mention all the North Adelaide namings?
No, I don't think we need to mention North Adelaide namings in any detail in this article. (Maybe in the North Adelaide article, but not in Adelaide city centre article). Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 03:29, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Sorry for any other confusion I might have caused. Cheers, Donama (talk) 02:39, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
FYI (if you are interested) I stumbled across a number of wiki pages. e.g. John Barton Hack, Street Naming Committee (Adelaide), etc. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:43, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Donama (talk) 00:12, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

My edits[edit]

In regard to [2] - disappointingly, not drunk. Just using Lion on the mac, which has annoying autocomplete on a system that doesn't need it. Now my typos show up as being correctly spelled, but not the word I intended. :) I hope you can make it it. It would be cool to catch up. - Bilby (talk) 04:02, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

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Premier of South Australia years/days[edit]

Heya... I notice that in years/days, the article says that Dunstan served 15 years longer than Rann, but the Rann article says that he is third in length in service and I believe i've read this in news articles too. Can you double check the figures please? Thanks :) Timeshift (talk) 07:57, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

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Jay Weatherill sketch[edit]

Hey, good to see you editing SA again. Normally I do prefer an accurate sketch rather than no image, but can I ask, where the sketch came from? I'm hoping it isn't you and i'm causing offense, but it really doesn't look anything like him... Timeshift (talk) 05:14, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry but it was me and regret it doesn't look terribly like him. It was done pretty quickly with a mouse rather than tablet. Still, I always contend that a rough sketch is better than nothing for someone in public office though. If you click through to the image on commons you can see the non-free reference image. I've since seen other reference images that would be much easier to sketch. Donama (talk) 05:28, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Ahh, now I see the source, it does bear clear resemblance, and I guess with sketching by mouse rather than hand, it would be harder. I think its that the nose and mouth don't bear a lot of resemblance and lack of facial detail (as you would get with mouse sketching) that puts me off. Sorry if I did offend you. Timeshift (talk) 05:36, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Well I shall have to try and do a better one when I've time. I got away with it in the Alex Gallacher article. You might want to vet that one too. Donama (talk) 06:53, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
I'd already seen that previously. I'm not trying to insult your work, I just think if a sketch is to be used on an encycopedia then it should be very high quality. Timeshift (talk) 08:33, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Template:Adelaide CBD Streets[edit]

Great work on the template! A very useful addition. I'm wondering if you haven't you got 'Lattitudinal' and 'Longitudinal' wrong? Lines of Lattitude are parallel to the Equator, like North and South Terrace. Lines of Longitude are perpendicular to the equator, like West and East Terrace. I'm expirementing with using {{navbox with columns}} to see if I can't get the paired streets (Hindley/Rundle) organized better. I haven't found anything that I really like just yet, but have a look at User:YBG/Sandbox. YBG (talk) 06:41, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I probably do have them the wrong way round. For some reason I cannot seem to remember which is which. I agree with you anyway. Pleased to see you experimenting. Donama (talk) 09:35, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
I always remember that the longitude lines are all equally long, and longer than any of the latitude lines except for the equator. YBG (talk) 02:57, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Check out my sandbox version now. YBG (talk) 07:33, 8 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed. Nice one. Donama (talk) 22:31, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Ugg boots at NPOVN[edit]

Hi! Just in case you didn't see it on WP:AN. theres a standing request for someone to close the discussion. My experience is that this can take a while, but I presume it will be handled some day. :) - Bilby (talk) 07:31, 16 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Yes, I was well aware. I just don't think the close would happen while discussion continues there. Donama (talk) 01:37, 18 December 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. I have no idea who pays attention to WP:AN these days. :) I've added the two RfCs there, to see what happens. Probably very little, but that's the way of things. - Bilby (talk) 00:35, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

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I have redirected all the move links you suggested here :) --Extra 999 (Contact me) 17:39, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


Nice changes. Though I wouldn't really call an anon... Timeshift (talk) 06:00, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

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FYI - Adelaide meetup on Wednesday next week[edit]

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More info here. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:40, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

It was decided the meeting should be written up, and that this should be a collaborative exercise. I have "started the ball rolling" at Wikipedia:Meetup/Adelaide/Meetup 8#Meeting summary Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, unfortunately, you weren't there - nevertheless, fyi. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:27, 19 April 2014 (UTC)