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I am a male living in Brisbane, Australia. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Geography, Political Science) from the University of Queensland. I started editing Wikipedia semi-regularly in mid 2004. Photos that I have uploaded are available at Wikicommons.

Wikipedia has become one of the best examples of a successful open source project. I'm regularly impressed by the quality of material and the kind effort put in by other Wikipedians to get things right for little in return. Wikipedia is a great, worthwhile site, verging on brilliant, especially when one considers it is being created by unpaid amateurs. I'm glad I have been part of what has been described as[1]

I like researching and fixing up articles, some project work, adding a few photos, items to lists and fleshing out short articles. I have made more than 4,500 edits to WikiCommons. I am also maintaining the Queensland Portal.

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BoNM - Australia.png The Australian Barnstar of National Merit
For your ongoing commitment to Australian articles, especially those relating to Queensland.

In particular, the manner in which you assist other editors to improve articles is greatly appreciated. Keep up the good work.

this WikiAward was given to Shiftchange by Stalwart111 (talk) on 22:48, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

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For your work maintaining Australian portals. Thank you. Mattinbgn (talk) 20:52, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Shiftchange by Mattinbgn (talk) on 20:52, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

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Hello again! Thanks for your work in creating the new article Queensland Competition Authority. I appreciate your efforts to improve Wikipedia. Northamerica1000(talk) 10:21, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for creating the new Carbon pricing in Australia article, and for increasing Wikipedia's coverage of Australia-related topics. Northamerica1000(talk) 23:54, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
this WikiAward was given to Shiftchange by Northamerica1000(talk) on 23:54, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
For services to Queensland places' infoboxes, for creating so many, for updating so many! Kerry (talk) 20:46, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

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For innumerable photos for the Queensland Heritage Register aticles! Kerry (talk) 02:48, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

BoNM - Australia.png For consistent effort resulting in the completion of a large task!
Thanks for ensuring that all South-East Queensland suburb/locality articles have infoboxes and up-to-date population figures! I know you have been working hard on it for some months now. Keep up the great work! Kerry (talk) 22:50, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

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I enjoy the fact you are helping with nature articles. Well done. Ddrap14 (talk) 03:15, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ Gregory Crane, editor in chief of the Perseus Digital Library at Tufts University, quoted in Wikipedia in the Newsroom, Part 2: Putting It to the Test. 2 March 2008, Donna Shaw, American Journalism Review