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Vital articles: 100 Most Influential Western Australians is a possible starting point
Requested articles: Margaret Wylie • John Thomson (Australian businessman) • Tourism in Western Australia (see: Tourism in Sydney, Tourism in Melbourne, Tourism in Brisbane) • Clarence, Western Australia • Bevan Lawrence • Martyn Webb • Ric Stowe • Perth Metropolitan Markets • Energy in Western Australia • Nicholson, Western Australia • South Western Advertiser (see Trove page) • Robin Sarah Greenburg (see Crimenet page)
Seeking sources: William Harris (Australian civil rights leader) • Michael Kailis
Expansion needed: Busselton, Western Australia • David Parker • Economy of Western Australia • May Gibbs • Bill Hassell • May Holman • Barry MacKinnon • Ross McLarty • New Norcia, Western Australia • Pilbara historical timeline • Whadjuk • List of WA waterfalls • tourism sections needed in Western Australia • Thomas Hughes (Australian politician) - needs expansion from cultural sources
Requested images: Requested photographs in Western Australia • Requested photographs in Perth
Article cleanup: See Cleanup listing (related changes)
Popular pages: See Popular pages listing (related changes) – improvements to (or vandalism of) these articles will impact a larger number of readers
Assessment: See Unassessed WA articles and Unknown-importance WA articles
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Yenyening Lakes[edit]

Hello. Would anyone like to create a page on the Yenyenning Lakes please? I could create a stub, but not much more. See this, this, this...Sometimes spelt with two n's btw. Let me know if you are interested. Also, does anyone have pictures for Wikimedia Commons please?Zigzig20s (talk) 12:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Clackline Bridge TFA[edit]

Clackline Bridge will be Today's Featured Article on the main page on August 30th. Any additional eyes to revert vandalism or undesirable edits (eg unnecessarily disambiguating "<Foo>, Western Australia" to "<Foo>, Western Australia, Australia") would be appreciated. Cheers and thanks in advance, Evad37 [talk] 09:38, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

The Atlantis Incident[edit]

I recenctly found a book (Atlantis is Missing by Barbara Winter) dealing with a search for two missing German aviators who in 1932 attempted to fly from what is now Kupang, Indonesia to Darwin and through a navigational error landed on the Kimberley coast west of Wyndham. They were the subject of two major searches, the second of which bought the two men back to Wyndham.

Complicating the search was the fact that the two Germans believed (Aparently for several days.) that they had landed on Melville Island and had travelled away from Wyndham in a direction they believed would get them to safety.

The aircraft was a Junkers W 33 named Atlantis. A photograph of the aircraft showing its appearance after it was abandoned by the crew exists online (See: Junkers W-33 seaplane D-1925 Atlantis crewed by Hans Bertram and Adolph Klausman on beach after running out of fuel, Western Australia, 1932). The missing landing-float was turned into an improvised canoe by the crew. An National Library of Australia summary of the incident can be found here].

The incident itself recived much press coverage in both Germany and Australia. The book I found came out in 1979, in 1985 the story was dramatized for Australian Television under the title "Flight into Hell". I don't think it has been re-released on DVD, but will check this.

The book probably contains enough for a stub article. But it looks like the major sources may be primary (eg period newspapers).

I would like to know what the consensus is before proceeding further.

Graham1973 (talk) 02:55, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Definitely, as there was coverage before the flight, the landing, the recovery and the return. See here. And newspapers of the day aren't primary sources, but secondary. Primary sources would be the pilot's logs or journal. An interesting story, that I hadn't heard of before. The-Pope (talk) 03:07, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for finding that collection of news stories. They make for an interesting read and an interesting view on how things worked in the pre-internet period. I've downloaded a selection and will see what I can come up with. Do you think "Atlantis Incident" would be a good title? Graham1973 (talk) 05:22, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

See 1932 Kimberley rescue. This was an old draft I had lying around waiting for a rainy day. Expand and improve as you wish - my prose is fairly ordinary. But it an incredible story. Moondyne (talk) 14:20, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

The draft was mostly done from online resources-raafwa had a really good page on it but that is now a broken link. I have both editions of Winters' books and will attempt to re-cite those items. Happy for a rename. Is there a WP policy on such things? Moondyne (talk) 23:46, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Alternative names can be redirects anyways... satusuro 01:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

I think it's fair to say Bertram wasn't the greatest airman. With four incidents in two years, it's probably a good thing he didn't try to complete the circumnavigation. The RAAFA pages can be found archived here, here and here. Hack (talk) 09:20, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
This article may be worth taking to DYK - just needs a bit more work. Hack (talk) 04:49, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

WATCH needed[edit]

There seems to be enthusiasm at [1] - if you are an admin, it might be worth protecting. satusuro 07:28, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Open House Perth (Nov 1–2)[edit]

Open House Perth is on the weekend of November 1–2, with access to "around 70 destinations and activities across the city". Would be a good opportunity to get photos of places that are usually behind closed doors. (They are also doing an instagram photo competition [2], if you're into that sort of thing). - Evad37 [talk] 04:40, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

This would be great to get a bit of an organised effort to get around the 15-20 that are probably notable for Wikipedia standards, since it only runs for two days. The Drover's Wife (talk) 04:58, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
As a start, here's a list of destinations with (or mentioned in) existing Wikipedia articles:
Destination Article Open Sat (Nov 1) Open Sun (Nov 2)
01 - Linton and Kay, Perth Technical School Old Perth Technical School 10am - 5pm 11am - 4pm
04 - Terrace Hotel St George's House, Perth not open 12pm - 5pm
06 - QV1 QV.1 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
08 - Central Park Central Park (skyscraper) 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
09 - HASSELL Hassell (architecture firm) 10am – 4.30pm not open
10 - Telstra Exchange Telstra; One of the tallest buildings in Perth, Western Australia 9am, 10.30am, 12pm:
(limited places, allocation by ballot)
not open
14 - Gordon Stephenson Gordon Stephenson House 10am – 5pm 1pm – 5pm
16 - 108 St Georges Terrace – Level 51 108 St Georges Terrace 10am – 3pm not open
17 - 108 St Georges Tce – Savills 10am – 3pm not open
21 - Karrakatta Club Karrakatta Club not open 10am – 5pm
22 - Bell Tower Swan Bells not open 10am – 5pm
24 - Perth Concert Hall Perth Concert Hall (Western Australia) not open 1pm – 5pm
(guided tours, limited times)
26 - District Court District Court of Western Australia not open 10am – 4pm
27 - Curtin Graduate School of Business Curtin University not open 10am – 3pm
28 - Art Gallery of Western Australia Art Gallery of Western Australia 10am – 5pm with
"Art & Architecture tour" at 11am & 1pm
10am – 5pm with
"Art & Architecture tour" at 11am & 1pm
29 - PICA Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
30 - WA Museum Western Australian Museum 10am-5pm (no Booking required);
Limited 'booked' tours for Kirsten Tullis' Taxidermy studio - times tbc
10am-5pm (no Booking required);
Limited 'booked' tours for Kirsten Tullis' Taxidermy studio - times tbc
31 - State Theatre Centre of WA State Theatre Centre of Western Australia not open 9am – 1pm
37 - Council House Council House, Perth 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
38 - Barrack Street Jetty Barrack Street Jetty not open 10am – 4pm
41 - Kings Park Education Kings Park, Western Australia 10am – 5pm not open
42 - Kings Park Bali Memorial 10am – 5pm not open
43 - Kings Park Lotterywest Federation Walkway 10am – 5pm not open
55 - Anzac Cottage Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm
56 - West Australian Ballet Centre West Australian Ballet 10am – 5pm not open
58 - East Perth Public Transport Centre East Perth railway station not open 10am – 5pm
59 - Main Roads, Traffic Operations Centre Main Roads Western Australia 10:00am to 5:00pm
(tours leave hourly, take 45 min.)
10:00am to 5:00pm
(tours leave hourly, take 45 min.)
60 - ABC Building ABW (TV station), 720 ABC Perth 10am - 4pm not open
64 - Mends Street Jetty Mends Street Jetty not open 10am - 4pm
65 - Old Mill Theatre South Perth, Western Australia not open 11am - 4pm
Open House Perthland @ the Perth Cultural Centre Perth Cultural Centre 10am – 5pm 10am – 3pm
So it's actually closer to 30 that are notable. - Evad37 [talk] 08:01, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I still find it funny that the East Perth station gets it own article but not the interstate terminal next door. Seriously though, I think the below destinations probably merit an article (if they don't already).
02 - Parmelia Hilton 
03 - The Gardens at Bishops See 
05 - First Church of Christ Scientist Perth 
07 - London House 
19 - Moana Chambers 
23 - WA Rowing Club 
25 - Duxton Hotel Perth 
36 - Gramercy Studios / Hipflask 
44 - St Denis Catholic Church 
46 - Lake House 
63 - Heritage House Cultural Centre 
67 - New City Library - Augmented Reality 

Hack (talk) 01:54, 22 October 2014 (UTC)