User:Hughesdarren

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Caucasian male currently residing in Australia.

Interested in Chemistry, contributing articles on a variety of topics but mostly on the Towns, Rivers, Pastoral leases and National Parks in Western Australia and more recently in South Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

More recent interests include Heritage buildings, Eucalypts, Grevilleas and Acacias of Western Australia.

Joined 15th April 2007

1st edit to West Mount Barren, 15th April 2007

5,000th edit to Hedland Senior High School, 10th April 2010

10,000th edit to Kalli Station, 6th June 2012.

25,000th edit to Mary River, 19th May 2015.

1,000th article created Princess Royal Fortress, 22 August 2015.

2,500th article created Calytrix flavescens, 19 February 2017.

50,000th edit to Eucalyptus carnei, 24 February 2019

Trophy cabinet[edit]

Barnstar-WA.png The WA Barnstar
The coveted WA Barnstar is hereby awarded to Hughesdarren for his excellent contributions to Western Australia articles. Thankyou so much for your tireless work, it is really appreciated - perhaps we don't say that often enough. Moondyne 00:05, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
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For your efforts in improving Wikipedia's coverage of Western Australian waterways. Well done! Mattinbgn\talk 00:31, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Hughesdarren by Mattinbgn\talk on 00:31, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Tireless WA Geo Stub worker
SatuSuro 01:24, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
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for your thankless work in cleaning up and writing WA school articles. YellowMonkey (new photo poll) 04:10, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
Awards Announcement (Australia Day Eve, 2005).jpg Australian Wikimedian Recognition (AWR)
Thank you for your contributions on English Wikipedia that have helped improve Australian related content. :D It is very much appreciated. :D Enjoy your Australia Day and please continue your good work! LauraHale (talk) 02:47, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Tireless everything - stations and caves and ... worker
satusuro 12:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
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"The Special Barnstar is awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation when there is no other barnstar which would be appropriate."
Celebi12 (talk) 11:29, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
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Dear Hughesdarren, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of Eucalyptus gypsophila. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 03:50, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
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Thanks for setting a new record in reverting my perfectly good edits. I hope you feel satisfied in erasing my years of hard work and research. Good f**king day. Celebi12 (talk) 09:50, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
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Thank you for your contribution to wikipedia, more specifically on Leptospermum laevigatum. Ben Stone (talk) 05:35, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
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The coveted WA Barnstar is hereby awarded to Hughesdarren for his excellent contributions and reaching the edit count and addition to the quality of the Australian biota and Western Australian projects JarrahTree 06:47, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

DYKs[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 12 January 2013 (UTC) KTC (talk) 00:04, 22 January 2013 (UTC) Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 25 January 2013 (UTC) Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 1 February 2013 (UTC)


Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 5 March 2013 (UTC)


The DYK project (nominate) 01:09, 11 March 2013 (UTC) Harrias talk 00:03, 14 March 2013 (UTC) Materialscientist (talk) 00:41, 4 April 2013 (UTC) PanydThe muffin is not subtle 16:03, 13 April 2013 (UTC) The DYK project (nominate) 08:05, 10 May 2013 (UTC) The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 3 January 2014 (UTC) The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 22 January 2014 (UTC Materialscientist (talk) 10:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:04, 27 June 2014 (UTC) Thanks Victuallers (talk) 00:01, 28 April 2015 (UTC) Thanks Victuallers (talk) 00:01, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 9 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Middleton Beach shark barrier, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that installation of the Middleton Beach shark barrier in Albany, Western Australia was delayed when sharks attacked pygmy whales just a few meters from the beach? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Middleton Beach shark barrier. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:11, 9 April 2016 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 4 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article ANZAC Peace Park, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the ANZAC Peace Park in Albany, Western Australia was built to honor soldiers who served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during WWI? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/ANZAC Peace Park. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, ANZAC Peace Park), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Coffee // have a cup // beans // 14:08, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eucalyptus gracilis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the snap and rattle tree (pictured) is native to Australia? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eucalyptus gracilis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Eucalyptus gracilis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Gatoclass (talk) 03:38, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 September 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Eucalyptus exserta, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that common names for Eucalyptus exserta include Queensland peppermint, bendo, and messmate? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Eucalyptus exserta. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Eucalyptus exserta), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 12 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Acacia ramulosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the seed pods of Acacia ramulosa resemble horse tails? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Acacia ramulosa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Acacia ramulosa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Alex Shih (talk) 00:02, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hakea corymbosa, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the foliage of the cauliflower hakea is so prickly that gloves are recommended when collecting seed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hakea corymbosa. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hakea corymbosa), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Alex Shih (talk) 00:01, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 November 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Acacia tenuissima, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the seeds of Acacia tenuissima (pictured) were used by Indigenous Australians to make damper? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Acacia tenuissima. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Acacia tenuissima), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Updated DYK query.svgOn 23 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Acacia shirleyi, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the bark of the lancewood (pictured) smells like violets when cut or exposed? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Acacia shirleyi. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Acacia shirleyi), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.
Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Sandbox[edit]

Articles I'm working on before uploading to wikipedia proper