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Need image for Horton College[edit]

I really would like to get an image for my new article Horton College. Many exist but sadly, the LINC and Museum both have this weird (illegal) policy that you can't use files they catalogue, even when its an image that is actually out of copyright. It's borderline illegal but even so, I don't want to go around pissing off the state governments lawyers. I also searched Flickr and WikiCommons and no luck So, I was wondering if anyone knows of either a) historical image of the college or b) could take a photo of its ruins. The ruins are something of a landmark, so I expect anyone who lives up the Midlands would know it. It's a red brick arched doorway in the middle of a paddock by the high way. Here is a photo for reference. If anyone who lives that direction or travels the highway much would be able to help, that'd be amazing. JTdaleTalk~ 12:31, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

QRpedia/WikiTown Hobart[edit]

Hi all, I'm trying to arrange a meeting with Hobart City Council reps to get some QRpedia style codes happening in association with their Wayfinder project -

I'd like to offer up examples of pre-existing content. The following are a list of FA, GA or B-class articles under the WikiProject Tasmania banner, which can be linked to a physical location in the Hobart City Council area:

- William Denison (Royal Engineers Building)
- Enid Campbell (Supreme Court)
- Anthony Fenn Kemp (St George's Church, Battery Pt)
- Lomatia tasmanica (Botanical Gardens)
- Charles Meredith (Queens Domain fountain)
- Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (Constitution Dock)

There are plenty of C class articles which would be fine: Brooke Street Pier (I actually wrote this one and self rated C-class - haven't had it re-assessed), Diocese of Tasmania, Errol Flynn, Hobart Zoo, Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Mount Saint Canice, Francis Newdegate, North Hobart Oval, Parliament House, Hobart, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Royal, Hobart, University of Tasmania, and many others - which I haven't checked if they have relevance to the HCC area or not.

While there is a good range of articles there, they are somewhat random so far as their importance goes. Of course notable places, buildings and landmarks would be good to be included, but historic figures such as David Collins, John Franklin, Abel Tasman, Robert Knopwood and Peter Degraves (who doesn't even have an article yet!) would be ideal to get up to scratch. Events would be possible too - 1967 Tasmanian bushfires at the former Springs hotel site, for example.

We don't know where the remaining wayfinder sites will be, of course - just that the council proposes "a total of 61 markers in researched locations across three distinct zones – the waterfront, inner city and outer city" by end 2015. I suggest we make a head start and identify some likely locations, some likely topics near those locations, and get the articles up to scratch.

Anyone keen to make this happen? -- Chuq (talk) 02:48, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Sounds like a great idea. As main contributor/creator of Hobart City Hall and Hobart Town Hall I'd love to get them both up to scratch anyway, but they seem like good suggestions for such a project as well. Definitely Thylacine would be great to have at Beaumaris Zoo, and others you have suggested are great. Perhaps a taskforce of WikiProject Tasmania would be a good idea? JTdaleTalk~ 04:24, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Those sort of articles would be ideal! We probably wouldn't need a separate taskforce, this WikiProject is quiet enough that we can use this space! (If HCC give the go-ahead, we may have to consider something external as well like a mailing list, but we'll worry about that when we come to it) -- Chuq (talk) 04:58, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
As I understand taskforces, they're sub-projects of WikiProjects so we'd still be doing it under WikiProject Tasmania. And agree re: mailing list eventually if it happens. JTdaleTalk~ 07:41, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
If done taskforce tyle you could also potentially add a tag to Template:WikiProject Australia saying this article is supported by TaskForce Hobart Wayfinder Project. Just a thought, I am far from an expert on this. I will probably focus on article editing, and let others with more experience handle the rest. JTdaleTalk~ 07:46, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I thought it would probably be classed as a WikiTown project and would have a separate banner, similar to {{Freopedia}} - but then I had a look at Template talk:WikiProject Australia and found User:Gnangarra was trying to get them embedded in the WikiProject Australia template, so it possibly may still happen! Article editing is going to be an important part of it - and if it doesn't go ahead, is still beneficial to Wikipedia :) -- Chuq (talk) 08:43, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
just ping @Evad37: when your ready he solved the needs of Freo & Toodyay and believe its straight forward to add a new project. Gnangarra 08:59, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I've done all the hard work already by creating the meta-template {{WikiTown banner core}}. There are instructions there for setting up a new project, which is just copying code into a new template, filling in a couple of details, and creating a few categories. If you need any help, as Gnangarra says, just ping me, or leave a message on my talk page. Good luck! - Evad37 [talk] 10:58, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Excellent - congratulations to chuq for checking this out - no need for a task force of the larger project btw, the project itself is well worth exploring as it is. satusuro 09:04, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks all for the advice! Evad37, I'll use your template to set it up when it gets to that stage! -- Chuq (talk) 23:22, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I've added a list of articles at QR list -- Chuq (talk) 06:05, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

QR List[edit]

It would be useful to know what the boundaries of the Hobart City CBD are, having been to dark mofo events outside and inside the CBD, I think the streets that constitute the boundary would be very useful satusuro 12:19, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

The boundary is the City of Hobart LGA - so goes as far as New Town/Lenah Valley in the north, Mt Wellington/Fern Tree in the west, and Mt Nelson/Lower Sandy Bay in the south - rough map here: [1] -- Chuq (talk) 12:36, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
that is very useful, as the former hobart railway station and line are no lomger there, but I can remember catching a passenger train there... (sign of age...?) - even if it no longer exists - it was an important part of cbd history while it was there. satusuro 13:00, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
The lines still go there, but the roundhouse has been demolished and is now inaccessible to the general public - in the port area by the looks of things? [2] -- Chuq (talk) 13:50, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

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We are hoping to have travel subsidies available to assist active Australasian Wikipedians to attend the conference, although we are not currently in a position to provide details, but be assured we are doing everything we can to make it possible for active Australian Wikipedians to come to the conference. Kerry (talk) 00:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)