Talk:Brewarrina, New South Wales

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The coordinates on this page are incorrect. The town is much farther to the west. - Shiftchange (talk) 07:46, 30 October 2010 (UTC) The co-ordinates have been checked and are correct.CamV8 (talk) 01:37, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Looking at the history of Bre perhaps this info could be added. CamV8 (talk) 01:09, 12 December 2012 (UTC) http://monumentaustralia.org.au/monument_display.php?id=20518&image=0

Looking at the history of Bre perhaps this info could be added. 1920 map of Bre. national library http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-vn4457475-e-cd — Preceding unsigned comment added by CamV8 (talkcontribs) 22:04, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Notable citizens[edit]

A notable citizens section is very subjective and is more akin to trivia. For example Leo Schofield (while a notable person in his own way) his achievements are not significant to Brewarrina. "Leo Schofield, restaurant critic, advertising professional and arts festival director." CamV8 (talk) 22:09, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Bidgee could you please expand your comments supporting having a Notable citizens section. Just because other articles have it doesn't seem to fit here.

What are your thoughts on Leo Schofield. (yes he was born in Bre however he left when he was 7) How are his achievments significant to Bre? CamV8 (talk) 03:18, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

That is your opinion but we have notable people/citizens in most if not all articles relating to locations, just because it needs improving doesn't mean that it would be removed or merged. In fact the worst thing to do is merge notable people into local sport. Example of such sections Wagga Wagga, Townsville and even Aurora, CO. You'll be needing a strong consensus to remove such sections. Bidgee (talk) 06:37, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for you feedback Bidgee. I did a little more homework and can see your point of view. I too think that more needs to be done to improve this article.
Also you may have noticed my recent attempt to update and improve this article. Any suggestions welcome. CamV8 (talk) 09:24, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
Well, there are many things that need fixing across wikipedia. Nothing should be beyond challenging. Just becuase it might be prevalent, it doesn't mean it's any good.
Personally, I agree that notable citizens are really just another type of trivia list (that fortunately have largely been banished - with the exception of notable citizens). Just because Brewarrina might be relevant to Schofield, it doesn't necessarily mean the reverse is true. If he is, then surely a place could be found in the article proper. If no relevant place can be found, then one must question its, um, relevance. --Merbabu (talk) 02:47, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Ship Wreck[edit]

Paddle steamer wreck gathering info. Wandering Jew; 66 tons; 22x4.4x1.5 m.; Built in 1866. Registered at Sydney. On 15 December 1914, Wandering Jew was lost due to a fire off Darling River, Brewarrina.

Cite https://apps5a.ris.environment.gov.au/shipwreck/public/wreck/wreck.do?key=2026 — Preceding unsigned comment added by CamV8 (talkcontribs) 09:02, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Quote from Darling River, NSW Maritime Archaeological Survey 26-30 July 2002 August 2003 The 'Wandering Jew' represents an earlier maritime era and technology and a direct link to the riverine heritage of Brewarrina. Its colourful history and repeated damage by fire is evocative of the dramas associated with riverboat travel. cite http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/heritagebranch/maritime/surveydarlingriver.pdf CamV8 (talk) 02:02, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Aboriginal Heritage[edit]

The Brewarrina Aboriginal Mission was the oldest institutional-type community in the state that was still managed in 1965. Brewarrina Mission was the first institution formally established by the Aborigines Protection Board as part of its policy to segregate Aboriginal people. cite http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=5053415 CamV8 (talk) 02:32, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Fish Traps[edit]

Gathering info: Powerhouse Museum. "96/79/1 Photograph, 'Brewarrina Fish Traps', paper, [Henry King], Australia, c 1880-1900". Powerhouse Museum, Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2013.  Read more: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=154427#ixzz2IZYAB3yl Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial CamV8 (talk) 02:19, 21 January 2013 (UTC) Powerhouse Museum. "85/1286-721 Glass plate negative, full plate, 'Aboriginal fisheries, Darling River', unattributed studio, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1880-1923". Powerhouse Museum, Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2013.  CamV8 (talk) 02:22, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Propose a new section for Demography[edit]

This article is missing a section on demographics. The 2011 census should be a place to start. I will have a look. You are welcome to help out. CamV8 (talk) 23:54, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Brewarrina, New South Wales/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Needs references and pictures--Grahamec 09:45, 19 January 2007 (UTC) The photo of the former railway station is incorrect, it looks like the railway station building from Bourke. Sandyriva (talk) 21:32, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Last edited at 21:33, 4 March 2015 (UTC). Substituted at 10:15, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

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