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Women cricketers who made a century on Test debut[edit]

Well done yourself on adding the men's category. Like you, I am quite surprised no-one had thought of it before. On first seeing the new category, my first thought was "this category must have existed and for some reason been deleted", and I looked for a discussion about it. But I can't find one, so I suspect it really is new! Welcome to Wikipedia, by the way, I hope you enjoy contributing. Best wishes, RobertGtalk 08:14, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

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Excellent work on adding all the geocoordinate data missing from Queensland articles. - Shiftchange (talk) 05:12, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Your efforts in preserving the factual correctness of wikipedia are commendable. However, I must inform you the Michael James Gallagher entry on the Strabane page is infact a joke to begin with. My edit is actually more factual, seeing as he's the kind of person to add himself to the 'Notable Persons' section of a wikipedia article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

Thomas Bridges[edit]

If you are interested in Thomas Bridges, it might be easier to discuss via email -- he's a relative of my husband -- I'm But to answer your question. The Brisbane City Council burial register is generally pretty good (apart from typos) from the time that the Council takes control of a cemetery, but Nundah (like most of the earlier cemeteries) was originally administered by private trustees, whose record-keeping wasn't of the same standard, so what records you find from these earlier times is somewhat hit and miss. Yes, Thomas Bridges was buried on the date I claim -- it says so in the funeral notice in the newspaper (which is now available online -- I used microfilm originally -- so I can now add a citation onto the article). if you want to read it  Kerry (talk) 09:38, 29 January 2011 (UTC)


Hello, Prodded the hoax article you tried a speedy on, should have happened regardless of the reasons you used, but not much use causing a fuss. How do you find coordinates so quickly?? I think I must be technologically inept now and would like to know. Regards (Crusoe8181 (talk) 09:53, 17 February 2011 (UTC)).


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For assiduous work reducing the backlog of Australian geocoordinates Crusoe8181\[(Crusoe8181 (talk) 09:18, 18 February 2011 (UTC)).


Hey Rocketrod,

Thanks for all your efforts in adding coordinates to Australian articles. It helps a lot. May I just point out a few tips to hone your edits. The type parameter is important to the {{coord}} template as it indicates how the location should be displayed iconographically as well as the default scale for a map. I note that you have added coords to some schools and or tertiary institutions recently. These all should be marked as type:edu in the {{coord}} template. See the {{coord}} documentation for all the values of the type param. If an article has an infobox, check if the infobox has a coords or coordinates parameter to place a call to {{coord}}. See this recent edit of mine to an article that you recently added coords to. Note that your Southings were out by 4 degrees placing the bus station in the ocean between Gladstone and Rockhampton. For Australian places and landmarks, the Australian Gazetteer is a useful, reliable source. Once again, thanks for adding all those coords to Aussie articles. Bleakcomb (talk) 03:08, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

Temple of Peace (Toowong Cemetery), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
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Common interests[edit]

Hi, Rocketrod1960! Yet again we seem to have some common interests! I have just been adding a few bits and pieces to your article on the Temple of Peace. However, I am perplexed by the three sons who died in WW1 -- they do not appear in the National Archives, the War Memorial or the Commonwealth War Graves listings either under Ramo or Retzlaff (Richard Retzlaff was German and naturalised in 1905 and changed his surname to Ramo in the process). He has the birth of some sons registered as Retzlaff in NSW in the 1890s, so they are the right age for WW1 service, but it brings me no closer to finding any real sources that they died in World War 1 beyond a Roll of Honour entry supplied by Richard himself. So I did some Google searching and found this Hmm.... If you are interested to pursue this little mystery further together, get in touch with me at Kerry (talk) 03:53, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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Op Gold[edit]

Howdy! The IP is at it again. I've reverted twice - now it's your turn if between us we're going to avoid 3RR. Also, I'm about to depart Adelaide for a holiday in Sydney, so I suspect wikipedia won't be high on my list of priorities for the next 3 or 4 weeks. Possible useful information for you:

    • 22:53, 17 December 2012‎ Pdfpdf(Talk | contribs)‎ . . (8,561 bytes) (+962)‎ . .(You've removed a whole pile of stuff, and added other stuff, with no explanation, and no supporting references. Without explanation and/or supporting references, how could anyone determine if your edits are good faith, or vandalism?)
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    • 19:37, 16 December 2012‎ Pdfpdf(Talk | contribs)‎ . . (8,561 bytes) (-205)‎ . .(Remove ALL of the unsourced content.)
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Merry Xmas! Pdfpdf (talk) 12:36, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you![edit]

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Great work...Keep it up! and I hope you continue fighting vandalism Face-smile.svg TheStrikeΣagle 12:56, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Let me give my congratulations as well. You should apply for (and should be granted) the rollback permission; it will make STiki slightly more efficient behind the scenes. Thanks, West.andrew.g (talk) 01:01, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

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Bertram Steele[edit]

Buried in Lutwyche (which is confirmed by the funeral notice) and then later cremated. That is unusual; I wonder why. He's not listed in the Brisbane burial register (I guess they must strike people off if they dig them up). You learn something new every day with Wikipedia! Kerry (talk) 22:12, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

His wife Amy was cremated in 1944 which might be linked in some way. Kerry (talk) 22:19, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I tracked down the author of the ADB article (a former colleague of a friend as it turned out) and the cremation was news to him; he said that edits were made to the ADB entry after he wrote it so maybe that is where the info came from. I guess the ADB entry originally said buried in Lutwyche and someone contacted ADB and had it corrected to include the cremation. I wonder who. Curiouser and curiouser. Kerry (talk) 03:55, 28 July 2014 (UTC)