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The Writer's Barnstar
Dear User:Peter Ellis, thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia, especially your recent creation of King Baudouin Ice Shelf. Keep up the good work! You are making a difference here! With regards, AnupamTalk 06:46, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
2021 Christmas gift - "citation needed"
User:Peter_Ellis, July 2009, at the audio control desk of community radio station Radio 1RPH

Firstly, I am not one of these people with the same name.

First impressions can be so deflating, and then I go and put a photo of myself here just before I self-nominated (a fizzer) to be an Wikipedia:Administrators.

What foolishness! I should have cranked up the Geek factor weeks before that. GEEK CODE

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Nelson Mandela & Ang San Suu Khi signatures[edit]

At one time, my image of Nelson Mandela's signature was the signature on that great man's page. This signature by Mandela is in my city, on a wall of signatures (and dated 6 September 2000.) When I returned to view the signature, the day after Mandela's death, I found that Aung San Suu Kyi had also signed, under Mandela's signature, on 29 November 2013.

Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi signatures together at the Australian National University's Llewellyn Hall Green Room, respectively signed 6 September 2000 and 29 November 2013 (the latter only about 2 weeks before the former's death.) Both are under a protective plastic sheet, on stand-offs of which one is visible at bottom-right. Evidently, the sheet was removed in order for Aung San Suu Kyi to sign near Mandela.


Canberra Cavalry baseball team mascot, "Sarge", with Australian slouch hat, Cavalry-orange shirt, Auscam pants, and brown Army boots, exchanges a moustache moment with a fan...

In my professional life I would be described as a "project manager", and my recent academic accomplishments bear this out as does my membership of the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

I was an officer in the Royal Australian Navy for 34 years: 2 February 1976 - 18 July 2010. I was enriched by the experience, and learned my "trade" - management, particularly project management.

Geek cred[edit]

I am interested in places I live and have lived, and things I know about. I admit it: I'm the 'marginal' person, interested in some VERY 'odd' things:

  • I regularly moderate at Slashdot [2] and read Groklaw [3] daily;
  • I have been a hand coding since starting on Fortran on an IBM Model 1180 with its magnificant magnetic ring memory!
  • I am webmaster for several organisations, in which I 'hand-code':
    • a PHP-based site, and
    • two flat-file HTML based sites;
    • a Wordpress-based site;
    • plus, I contribute content to several other sites including being an assistant admin of a site with hand-coding some of the content that goes in via a submission-tool;
  • I was maintainer for an early, small Unix-based, multi-terminal, server-client network for several years;
  • I have hand-coded the content for several parts of my employer's intranet;
  • I took delivery of one of the first TRS-80 clone PCs (a System 80) in Australia after sleeping in my car outside the nearest Dick Smith Electronics store, then hand-coded it in Basic;
  • >8,500 edits on Wikipedia, as at July 2020.
  • I have several blogs, one that I keep updated moderately actively;
  • I have conversed with Australian Living Treasures, Dick Smith, on several occasions (and... have email access to him), and my father flew with him on various occasions;
  • I used to have a Private Pilot License, and barely a day goes by that I don't want to fly (sigh!) so now I 'fly' one of several computer programs (X-Plane / Flight Simulator);
  • I own several GPS units, one (often) installed in my car;
  • I was for several years a moderator on my local Freecycle group.
  • I have a Facebook page;

... and you're welcome to ask me for the URLs (if you know Wiki well enough);

2021-01-15 Wikipedia 20th birthday meetup Canberra


I do not edit other people's date formats, but (to me, having done some programming, and filing, in my time) there is an in-built sensibility in using the date format represented by YYYY-MM-DD.

  • This self-organises in a filing system.
  • This releases the reader from the ambiguities of other formats.


  • My BOINC total credits (mostly SETI@Home until it ended, then Einstein@Home) topped:
    • 100,000 on 2006-11-28,
    • 200,000 on 2008-07-10,
    • 300,000 on 2009-06-04,
    • 400,000 on 2009-09-17,
    • 500,000 on 2009-12-22,
    • 600,000 on 2010-03-08,
    • 700,000 on 2010-05-19,
    • 800,000 on 2010-07-23,
    • 900,000 on 2010-09-21,
    • 1,000,000 on about 2011-01-07. (7 January 2011) I'm now a millionaire!!!!
    • 2,000,000 in 2017-10 (Oct 2017)!
    • 4,000,000 of Einstein@home (alone), in June 2020.
    • 7,000,000 of Einstein, in late October 2020.
    • 10,000,000 total, 2020-12-21.
    • 20,000,000 total, 2022-01-11.
    • 25,000,000 of Einstein@home, 2022-04-11
    • 30,000,000 of Einsteir@home, 2022-07-29
    • 45,000,000 of Einstein@home, 2023-07-29
    • 50,000,000 of Einstein@home, 2024-01-29

World Record[edit]

On 21 August 2015, I was one of the persons who, at the Australian National University, created the World Record for the number (1,869) of stargazers in one place, and across a nation (~10,000).[1]

And, you guessed it, "Get a life" is an alien concept.

Wikipedia:Are_You_a_Wikipediholic_Test online version[edit]

  • 9933 - Peter Ellis - Talk 12:34, 15 June 2011 (UTC) - and, actually conservative, but using a radically changed test from last time.
  • 180 Peter Ellis 20:06, 20 January 2006 (UTC) - and probably conservative
  • 126 Peter Ellis 01:28, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC) - conservative in retrospect!

Kate's tool[edit]

As at 29 March 2006 (after just over 2 years of editing) my data from Kate's tool score was:

Total edits: 2328
Image uploads: 111 (109 cur, 2 old)
Distinct pages edited: 937
Edits/page (avg): 2.48
Edits by namespace: Articles 1518
Deleted edits: 53
First edit: 2004-03-17 03:42:12
  • >8,500 edits in July 2020.


Master of Management Studies (MMgtStudies) in Project Management - University of New South Wales through the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, the Capital city of Australia Australian Capital Territory

  • Subjects that I particularly enjoyed included: Human Resource Management, System Dynamic Modelling, Microeconomics for Managers, Facility and Property Management, Communicatuions and Information Systems, Fundamentals of Surveillance Technologies, Legal Process and Procedure, Satellite Communications, Strategic Management, Project Management Body of Knowledge

Diploma of Applied Science (DipApSci) - Royal Australian Navy College, Jervis Bay, New South Wales

And, I have the itch to do a PhD on a field of economic / social / government administration (although I've been advised to write a book on a part of the subject first, in order to cure the itch.)

Wiki contributions[edit]

Full list of contributions

As of January 2010, my aim is to raise the grading / status of the pages I have written. Template:Grading_scheme

Articles I have written (established) include...[edit]

Lake George, New South Wales; Brake (box and pan); Jervis Bay Territory; Bruce Beresford; John Bell (actor); Press corps; Walkley Award that became Walkley Awards; Laurie Oakes; Dean Drayton; Sargent and Greenleaf; Canberra Region (now Canberra wine region); Ronald Wilson; Phillip Adams; Australian Living Treasures; Radio Print Handicapped Network; Paul Davies; Chris Ritchie; Australian Defence Force Academy; John Templeton; Templeton Prize; Wardroom; Commanding officer; Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress; Secondary Ionisation (SIMS); International Amateur Radio Union; Nowra; Logie Award; List of Logie Award winners 2004; Guarneri family of violin makers; Scott Cao - modern violin maker; Belconnen (district); North Canberra (district); Child stealing; Montana Barbaro; Fairey Gannet; Robyn Williams; Malcolm Mackerras; Elizabeth Blackburn; Bogong Moth; Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions; US/Australia Parliamentary Friendship Group; Remembrance Driveway (Australia); Govie (Canberra); User:Peter_Ellis/Copyrights; Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba turboprop aircraft engine (for Fairey Gannet); Armstrong Siddeley Mamba; Friends of Australia Congressional Caucus; George Newnes - publisher; Stan Grant (Wiradjuri elder) and his son Stan Grant (journalist); John Rudder; John Williams (water scientist); Harry Hopman; List of highest towns by country; Cabramurra; Alicia Molik; William Grant Broughton; June Bronhill; Fiona Wood; Bertil Schmüll; Leptosiaphos koutoui; Mitsubishi Sigma; Cabin (ship); Davis McCaughey; Don Burrows; David Fleay; Phoenix Prize for spiritual art; Alan Jones (radio broadcaster); Shark 02; Dalton, New South Wales; ANZAC Avenue, Canberra; National Emergency Services Memorial, Canberra; Australian-American Memorial; Walk to Emmaus and Emmaus Walk redirects to Cursillo; Lake Fidler (Tasmania); Royal Australian Air Force Memorial, Canberra; Vietnam Forces National Memorial, Canberra; Royal Australian Navy Memorial, Canberra; Australian Army Memorial, Canberra; Hellenic Memorial, Canberra; Kemal Atatürk Memorial, Canberra; Australia-New Zealand Memorial, Canberra; Mounted Memorial, Canberra; Foundation stone; Rats of Tobruk Memorial, Canberra; Australian Service Nurses National Memorial, Canberra; Korean War Memorial, Canberra; Australian Merchant Navy Memorial, Canberra; Blake Prize for Religious Art; Avro 618 Ten; Vice Admiral Russ Shalders; Air Vice Marshall Geoff Shepherd; Australian National Maritime Museum; Australian Hospital Ship AHS Centaur; Bullocks Flat, New South Wales; Helen Gibbins, a leading woman from New Zealand; Norah Head, New South Wales; Catherine Hill Bay; Cornell H. Mayer, planetary astronomer; Template:User_freemason; User:UBX/amateur-radio; RAN Remote Area Nurse (television) series; Remote Area Nurse; Damage control; Bill Loader (theologian); Frank W. Boreham (theologian); Australian reproductive doctor, Professor John F. Kerin; James Dutton Jr, NASA Astronaut; Australian Defence College; Reverend Senator John Woodley; Bush Telegraph radio show; Marco Fedi, the Aussie Italian politician; Nerds FC - a footbal club of nerds (TV show); Jack Robinson, as a unit of (short) time; Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network (early NASA); Three Peaks Race (in Tasmania); Jane Rutter, flautist; Musica Viva Australia; Irrelevance principle (in economics); Anne Plunkett (Australian Ambassador to the Holy See and the Republic of Ireland); Million Paws Walk; Canberra Peace Park; Kippax Uniting Church; Hamper; Cross Keys, New Jersey; Deseado (yacht); National Christian Youth Convention (Australia); Lieutenant Colonel Mick Mumford; USS Ardent (MCM-12); USS Dextrous (MCM-13); Portuguese Irregular Verbs (novel); The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs (novel); At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances (novel); Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld (character); The Speculative Society; Campos Novos Dam adapted from French Wikipedia article; List of Australian military memorials and anyone is welcome to contribute photos; National Marine Science Centre, Australia; Eastern NSW bushfires, Sep '06; Karen Middleton, journalist; National Police Memorial Australia; Steve Parish, photographer; APNG-2 (cable system), (Aust-PNG); Sea Patrol (TV series); K-line (spectrometry); Lin Hatfield Dodds; Disher Challenge Cup, rowing; VX381 Fairey Firefly wreck; Naval Chapel, Garden Island NSW; Buffer (navy); TacSat-2; Sydney sandstone; Philip Potter (church leader); Children's Special Service Mission (inc. Beach Mission; Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture; DefCom Australia; David Nigel de Lorentz Young; River Styx Magazine; Adriane Knoppix; Edward Bright; Goler T. Butcher; Catharni Stern; Lent Event ; James Haire; Tom Frame (bishop); Gerhard Schwehm; Make and mend; Telstra un-named (cable system); Barbara Jefferis (author); Don Fry (Australian engineer); Gore (segment); Teeny Ted from Turnip Town (world's smallest book); Canberra Theatre; Robyn Archer; Woden Valley Youth Choir; Old Tote Theatre Company; Meryl Tankard; Margaret Fulton, chef and writer; Curtain raiser; Anina (model), a fashion model (because I came late to her story on NerdTV); Judge Peter Openshaw; Victoria Police Academy; Corpus Christi College, Melbourne; Clerk of the Australian House of Representatives; Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory in Japan; Holden Airship; Suparna Bhattacharya (Indian Linux kernel developer); 100 point check; Stephen Hatfield Dodds (economist); Parker McKenzie (Kiowa Indian leader); HMAS Wyatt Earp‎, NOT the person!; Ante Dabro (sculptor); Gate guard (the decommissioned military stuff -- guns, planes, etc -- at the entrance to bases); Peregrine Alexander Nelson Hood (so look him up!); Speeding. No one thinks big of you. advertising campaign; Peter Cullen (scientist); Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport (because of his son, Peregrine); Julius (Judy) Patching; Vice Admiral Sir Hugh David Stevenson, AC KBE RAN; "Working family" (definition); Jiangnan Shipyard; Operation Mosaic (atmospheric nuclear tests at the Montebello Islands in Australia); David Gilmour, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar; Robin Plunket, 8th Baron Plunket; Terence Conyngham Plunket, 6th Baron Plunket of Newton; Shaun Plunket (heir presumptive); Admiral John Fiot Lee Pearse Maclear; Thomas Plunket, 2nd Baron Plunket; John Plunket, 3rd Baron Plunket; National Training System (Australia); Marta Burgay (radio astronomer]]; Professor Chris Goodnow; United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory; Prince Said Ibrahim of Grand Comore; Gravity and Extreme Magnetism SMEX (GEMS) satellite; Usebox for the Uniting Church in Australia (see User:UBX/UCA); Jeff Bleich (Ambassador-designate of the USA to Australia); Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin NT; Rear Admiral Ken Doolan; Nullarbor Links golf course (longest in the world); Chongming Island Bridge-tunnel; Vayu (computer cluster); National Computational Infrastructure National Facility (Australia); List of Tiger Woods' lovers; UNAVCO; Moore-McCormack shipping line; Robert C. Lee; Counts of Harmel; Margaret Reeson (historian/author); Fortidude class Joint High Speed Vessel; Minister for Population (Australia); Novofedorivka (Ukrainian air base); Gregor Henderson; Alistair Macrae; Foundation 41; National Tally Room (Australia); Richard Peek (admiral); National Arboretum Canberra; HMS Grasshopper (1938); Hindon Air Force Base, India; Sir Edwyn Wren Hoskyns, 17th Baronet; Lena Hara cave in Timor Leste; Bonang Highway; James Charteris, 13th Earl of Wemyss; 2014 G-20 Australia summit; Mauritania-Israel war of 1967 (until ~1999!); Schmallenberg virus; Donald Murray (inventor); Periodic Bedrock Ridges, on Mars; Hilmer Swanson, radio broadcast technology inventor; Majura Parkway; Jeremy Fernandez, Malaysian-Australian TV presenter and racial abuse victim; Expositiones vocabulorum biblie, 13th-century abbey dictionary; National Workers Memorial (Australia); The Lieutenant (novel); Jack Murphy (baseball); [[Alan Payne (naval architect); Burbong railway station, Australian Capital Territory and associated categories; Mr Fluffy asbestos house demolition scheme, in Canberra; King Baudouin Ice Shelf; Meegan Fitzharris -- a new local politician ('fresh meat' on Wikipedia Day); Drisana Levitzke-Gray (YAOTY 2015); Professor Mike Gore AO, physicist; Sasa Sestic, 2015 World Barista Champion (from Canberra); 2015 Commonwealth Law Conference; Austral Launch Vehicle, a reusable rocket launch system; Jacques van de Werve de Vorsselaer; Accélérateur Grand Louvre d'analyse élémentaire, the partical accelerator at the Louvre; Stuart McMillan (pastor), current President of the Uniting Church in Australia; Dr Deidre Palmer, President-Elect of the UCA; Rolls-Royce Dawn (2015); Leader-class destroyer; Doomsday plane (Russia); Long Range Discrimination Radar; Gordon Ramsay (politician); Second Barr Ministry; John Russell, 27th Baron de Clifford; BQM-167A; MACS 1423-z7p64 the most distant galaxy known at this time (April 2017); Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper (WHAM) telescope; RADM Vernon Jannotta USNR; Major General Ricky L. Waddell; 2017 South Australia Cessna Conquest crash; F21 (torpedo); impending FFG(X)-class of US Navy frigates; RSV Nuyina; HMAS Limicola; Maneuver Support Vessel (Light); MV Tian Kun Hao; Vice Admiral DeWolfe Miller III (United States Navy); Mhlengi Gwala; John Lord (admiral); Launch Unit; Truth Decay (social trend); Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti, USN; VADM James H. Doyle Jr., USN; Kuga (dog), recipient of the 71st Dickin Medal for bravery; Blagovest (satellite); Volfefe index; Vanguard-class multirole warship; Bell 360 Invictus; Chinese missile warning system; UK Space Command; Dr James Muecke MD, Australian of the Year 2020; Project Pele, a small nuclear power reactor the US Defense forces; NOMARS (No Manning Required, Ship); RAAF Area Explosives Reserve, Kowguran; National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (Australia); STM (Turkish company); Actors Centre Australia; ABL Space Systems; Rev. Sharon Hollis, 16th President of the Uniting Church in Australia; Phyllanthus rufuschaneyi harvests nickel; 2022 Golden Globe Race - yachting; Mr Boulos Fahmy Eskandar, President (Chief Justice) of the Supreme Constitutional Court (Egypt); J1144-4308, a newly-discovered quasar and supermassive black hole; Wonhoe-class OPV (Philippine Navy); Embassy of Russia, Canberra; Kōichi Itagaki (amateur astronomer); David A. Flossi, 20th Chief Master Sergeant of the U.S. Air Force;

User:Peter Ellis & Andrew Alder meet in Canberra, Sat. 9 April, 2005.

Written for... (inc. edited...)[edit]

My contrinutions include: Uniting Church in Australia; Act of God; List of Christian scientists; Sydney Bertram Carter; Compton Gamma Ray Observatory; Royal Australian Navy; Amateur radio; Michael Jeffery; Royal Military College, Duntroon; Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress; ; Andrew Tridgell; International Telecommunication Union; HMAS Albatross; Nigel Kennedy - violinist; Richard Butler (diplomat); Advance Australia Fair; List of Canberra suburbs; The Iguanas; Cyclone Tracy; Hydrogen-5 and Hydrogen; Timeline of underwater technology; Crumhorn; Charmaine Reid; Apollo moon landing hoax accusations; Philip K. Chapman (the first Australian astronaut); Paul D. Scully-Power (oceanographer and NASA Mission Specialist); Andy Thomas (astronaut); Baking; Shiraz grape; Grange wine; Render (cement surface, and bagging); William-Adolphe Bouguereau; Barge (as in 'barge pole'); Crossbar switch; Project Mogul; Cyclone Tracy; Tasman Bridge; Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race; Alain Caron (bass player); Uzeb; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance; University of Pavia; Burley; Burleigh; Gold Coast, Queensland; Earl of Anglesey; Walter Womersley proving persistence is necessary, and rewarding; Ship of Fools (website); Simon Jenkins; Event-related potential; Ringer; Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex ; Patrick Steptoe ; Seth Carlo Chandler; Chandler wobble ; Hopman Cup; International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service ; Slash_(punctuation)#Computing; Ricky Ponting; Wiradjuri; "Money for old rope."; Marián Calfa; Kerala state, India; List of state leaders in 1421; 1421 theory; Wikipedia:Book sources; Azem Hajdari; Christopher Columbus; Women's Tennis Association; Mark Latham; John Howard; List of state leaders in 1574; Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers; Easter; Maritza Sayalero; Royal Mail Ship; Egon Eiermann; Treaty of Tordesillas; 6600; Lotus 78; Leptosiaphos; Australian Open; Proteus (disambiguation); Inter-faithism; Fox co 2d bn 23d marines; Denis Thatcher; Boulton, Watt and Murdoch and associated pages; Gustafs skål added MIDI link; Edward Guilford; Battle on the Ice; Tegel; Pope - resignation; Danny John-Jules actor; The Necks; Continuity error in Ep 1 of Lost (2004 television series); WACY; William McIlvanney; Lateran Palace; Maurice LaMarche; Pierre Bouguer & Antonio de Ulloa - the halo; VeggieTales rapidly reverted/removed, but see Talk:VeggieTales; Duke of Marlborough; William Dobell artist; Aluminium; Side of a bus advertising, adding image; Australian Army; Michael Leunig; Wikicities > Religion > Liturgy; John Cain; Richard McGarvie; James Gobbo; John Landy; 2005 Sumatran earthquake; Australian Defence Force; Platypus; Prime Minister of Australia; Radio reading service; Gall-Peters projection section about the mention in The West Wing, while not logged in as myself; Thomas Blamey; Limiting magnitude / International Dark-Sky Association; Keith Payne VC and Edward Kenna VC; One-room school; Robert Menzies; Versus; Bolide; Public service announcement; Newcastle, New South Wales; Sebaceous gland; The meromictic Lake Fidler (Tasmania); RSL; Wikipedia:New articles (Australia); Parade; The Pentagon Wars; Anchor; Guy Sebastian; Steven Donato to try to stave off deletion; Paradise Community Church; Planet Shakers; Sanctus; Naval officer ranks; William Blake; Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/BCE-CE Debate; Cate Blanchett; Mary, the mother of Jesus; The Cancer Council Australia; Southern Cross; Southern Cloud memorial at Avro 618 Ten; Wright; Armstrong Siddeley; Cooma, New South Wales; Doctor Who; Angus Houston; revert [[4]] on Parachute; Coolangatta, Queensland; Mount Warning; Bar (landform); Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom; National Maritime Museum, UK; Lifeboat; Raft; Skitube Alpine Railway; Kosciuszko National Park; Burger; Cornelia Rau; International Whaling Commission; The Dish ; List of prominent jurists; Geoff Shepherd; STS-114; Britny Fox; Carmina Burana; Carlton Draught; Sergei Avdeyev; Sergei K. Krikalev; Expedition 11; List of cricket terms; Billy Bowden (the international cricket umpire); The Aunty Jack Show; Collect (a form of prayer); Justice Susan Crennan; NASA's New Horizons spacecraft (to Pluto and Charon); Canberra Raiders and Canberra Stadium; Floriade, Canberra; University of Western Australia ; Canberra Nature Park ; Movietone News; Kokoda Track; Bottlebrush (Callistemon) plants; Attack on Sydney Harbour; Keith Urban; Template:WalkleyAwards; Ludwig van Beethoven's Große Fuge manuscript; List of works by Beethoven; Bolide on 3 December 2005; Mental As Anything, the 1980s+ Australian band; HMAS Stalwart; Iceberg B-15 (the Earth's largest known floating object); SETI; (uncredited, 13 December 2005) Naval officer ranks and Chaplain; Mount Bogong; List of schools in Victoria#B 2; Pig; Tuggerah Lake; Falls Creek, Victoria; Magna Carta; Robert Burns (statue in Canberra); Hawk-Eye sport tracking device; Edward 'Weary' Dunlop sculpture [5] (2nd edition detail); put 'official' pictures (from High Court of Australia web site) in entries on Chief Justice Murray Gleeson, and Justices William Gummow, Michael Kirby, Kenneth Hayne, Ian Callinan, and Dyson Heydon (but none yet available for Justice Susan Crennan); Manly, New South Wales; created redirection to (correctly spelled) HMAS Queenborough (G30) from wrongly spelled HMAS Queensborough; Baal-zephon; William Ellis Green cartoonist (not related); Venetia Phair (nee Burney) who named Pluto; Tales of the Reaching Moon; Pyrazolopyrimidine; Intermodulation noise; List of Australian television series; Safeguard; Bruce Spence; Australia Day; Daphne Akhurst; Sputnik program; Opportunity International; Smallholding#Hobby Farm; CKOI-FM; World Alliance of Reformed Churches; Reformed Ecumenical Council; Fuel oil; List of business schools in Asia; Women's National Basketball League; Two-factor authentication; Fosterite / Peridot (mineral - picture of mineral captured in space by Stardust spacecraft; Robert McCallum, Jr.; Cathy Freeman and Nick Bideau; HyShot rocket; Education in the Australian Capital Territory; Military rank (star ranks); Police Commisioner Mick Keelty; Cyclone Larry recovery; Len Beadell, surveyor and explorer; and fiddled with [Tropical cyclone]; Voyager 1; Cooneyites (Christian sect); The Wiggles' honours; Talk:List of Freemasons/citation / List of Freemasons; Tor - a hill; Nino Randazzo, the Aussie Italian politician; Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, and Metafiction, etc; Three Peaks Challenge; Fourth wall; Three Peaks Challenge; HM Prison Risdon - April 2006 seige; (Quamby / Symonston) Periodic Detention Centre, ACT; President of the United Nations General Assembly fixing grammar; Box wine; Visoko (a town in Bosnia, with impressive pyramids); Beaconsfield mine collapse; Cameron's Corner; Stonehenge; Abbotsbury Swannery; Irrelevance principle; Peace symbol; Australian of the Year Walk; Waterloo Bridge; Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra; Sonic hedgehog (protein/gene); Llano de Chajnantor Observatory (radio), Chile; Operation Astute (Australian Defence Force deployment to East Timor, 2006); Donald Rumsfeld; Ozymandias (disambiguation); Argonauts; Ronald Fairbairn and Nicholas Fairbairn; 1956_Summer_Olympics; Chalice (cup); Italian Australians; Répétiteur; Batt Reef; Steve Irwin; Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope; Vrba-Wetzler report; STS-125; Repository; Shibboleth; James Alexander Allan, poet; Periodic table & Peter Schickele; Barrington Tops National Park; F-35 Lightning II; Czech Dream (hoax TV show); Mills Cross Telescope ; Inertial Upper Stage; Digital Radio Mondiale; Barrel organ & Book music; Palmanova, Italy (a star fort); Gwen Meredith; Australian Council of Social Service; Taj El-Din Hilaly; Fijian military officers Commodore Frank Bainimarama and LTCOL Meli Saubulinayau; Ediacaran geological period; Halimeda algae forming the Great Barrier reef; Marulan, New South Wales; Air guitar; HMQS Gayundah; Damascus steel; David Martin (Governor); William Rooke Creswell; Little Whinging (from the Harry Potter universe); Hartsfield's Landing (episode 58 of West Wing); Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery; Canon John Neale Dalton; Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope; HMAS Kanimbla (L-51); Engineer#Military Engineers; World Council of Churches; Eugene Carson Blake ; Consultation on Church Union; Quark star; Color temperature; Scripture Union; Glebe Park, Canberra ; Domestic violence ; Codpiece ; Marketown, Newcastle ; Jasper Conran & Bruce Chatwin; Swimming pool; Mike Ketley; Jose "Pepi" Diaz; Sean Yazbeck; Sin radio; Terence Conran; Verner Suomi; Pigpen cipher; Brick stitch & Peyote stitch; 2007 Hopman Cup; Anne, Princess Royal; Happy Feet; Northampton; Otto Erich Deutsch ; Kings Avenue, Canberra; List of buildings and structures in the Australian Capital Territory; Margaret Reid; Summernats; Torres Strait; Seaman Dan; RocKwiz; Guernsey (clothing); History of knitting; 2006 Winter Olympics; Stephanie Pearl-McPhee; Pullover; Sweater; Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 3; Eden Park; Master (form of address); Office (disambiguation); Reese's white chocolate; Bunnings Warehouse; Çumra; Campbell Park, Australia; Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park; Royal Company of Archers; Robert Fergusson; Oppian Hill; Gens; Sergio Badilla Castillo; Jessica Paré; Strong Arm Steady; Vulchitrun treasure; Klaus Knopper; Blindness; Milo (drink); Thomas Mayne (inventor); Naval Air Station Whidbey Island; HMAS Manoora (1935); Mount Graham ; Vatican Observatory; Pearl Aviation; Nigel S. Rodley; List of Howard University people; Corbeau; Shrove Tuesday; Randy Stonehill; Larry Norman; Australian International Hotel School; Vitis vinifera; Conservapedia; Garuda Indonesia Flight 200; Compass; Montalcino; Military uniform; Automated Transfer Vehicle; Saturn; Peter Pace; David Petraeus; Hat-trick; Twin; NASA's Automated Transfer Vehicle; Nguyen Hong Nhi; Parachute; Gerardus Mercator; Réunion hotspot; Charles Bartley; Peter Churchill; Adelaide Girls Choir; Pavel Tichý; Sydney Theatre Company; Towrang, New South Wales; Hume Highway; Dr. Sarojini Sahoo, Indian feminist author; The "Esther Williams Trophy"; Laurence Spitters, industrialist; ... Kate Grenville (after personal interview); José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain;


Lots, really, and this is a small gallery.

User Committed Identity[edit]

Committed identity: 7d64680d7f16be91163c6323260b8328c7213962502419cf312c7b0ef4144328cfa2d3b10fcb41afef550d95ce78aad46efbf79524dbacbc43e35428b1670a4d is a SHA-512 commitment to this user's real-life identity.

Useful text[edit]

Wikipedia:Citing sources [2]

Making a goose of myself![edit]

In the late 1970s, I did a Revue as Master of Ceremonies, as Dame Edna Everidge's faint echo, "Dame Enid Everard", in an appropriate costume. Interestingly, I had previously sung onstage in the South Pacific song, There Is Nothing Like a Dame.

Just after the opening of the 2006 Commonwealth Games I was talking to a family member who knows their ducks and geese and who swore to me that it was a goose rather than a duck that was used in connection with the Michael Leunig storyline. Accordingly, I inserted, "(A live white goose was substituted, presumably because it would be easier to handle and better visible by cameras.)" That person has since seen footage of the duck in question and has recognised the error of the ways. Accordingly, I too must take responsibility and apologise to the Wikipedia community in general and the Games organisers in particular. Peter Ellis 11:24, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

THIS got reverted in most of Emma Watson, Barack Obama, Fiona Bruce and Jake Gyllenhaal (feel free to re-revert)[edit]

In a scientific study published in November 2017, scientists showed that sheep could be taught to recognise the faces of certain people versus objects or random faces. The celebrity faces used were: Emma Watson, Barack Obama, Fiona Bruce and Jake Gyllenhaal.[3]

"10 random pages" that I'm working with[edit]

Note: I do not necessarily touch or 'fix' things that I could!

For the archive, see User:Peter Ellis/10 random pages.


"On this day" 2021-02-10 with incorrect detail about HMAS Voyager.

Wikipedia got it ever so slightly wrong on 10 February 2021, when it said that HMAS Voyager was struck by HMAS Melbourne (R21) "in" Jervis Bay; it was "near".

Copyrights User:Peter Ellis/Copyrights[edit]

I am proud of my substantive contributions to Wikipedia, many listed below, and I appreciate other people's work.

I am referring to Wikipedia from several web sites that I maintain, because I realise the usefulness of the articles and the intellectual rigor achieved by collective work (whatever the doubters and gain-sayers dredge up from time to time.)

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  1. ^ More than 1,800 people gather to set new stargazing world record in Canberra, Tegan Osborne, ABC News Online, 21 August 2015
  2. ^ "Bruce Chatwin", The Knitting Circle [1] accessed 2006-12-28
  3. ^ Sheep recognize familiar and unfamiliar human faces from two-dimensional images, Franziska Knolle, Rita P. Goncalves, A. Jennifer Morton; Royal Society (RSOS) DOI:10.1098/rsos.171228, 2017-11-08