Wikipedia:WikiProject Canberra

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Welcome to WikiProject Canberra!

Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organise information in articles related to Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

Also visit the Australian Wikipedians' noticeboard for collaboration on Australian articles in general.


WikiProject on the city of Canberra, Australia


This WikiProject aims primarily to create, fill out, build, edit, construct, modify articles about Canberra. Canberra is Australia's capital city and has many places of interest, significant events and interesting people that have helped form the unique character and style of the city. The project has also been expanded to cover the rest of the Australian Capital Territory.


The parent of this WikiProject is WikiProject Cities.

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Active participants[edit]

To join WikiProject Canberra, edit this section and insert the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest into the following list of participants in alphabetical order. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. Adz (spending less time on Canberra articles these days, will chip in every now and then)
  2. AlexNebraska
  3. Alpha993 (currently working on 1971 Canberra flood, ACT Ambulance Service, ACT Emergency Services Authority, Paramedics in Australia)
  4. Ben McCarthy
  5. Benlisquare
  6. bubzie29 (i'll try to help, whenever i can)
  7. Dac (Up for whatever)
  8. Capitalistroadster (Happy to be involved once I have more time)
  9. Clare. I live and work in Canberra, I'm particularly interested in the Aboriginal heritage of Canberra, and also in articles about the public service
  10. Celcom across the border
  11. Confusing Manifestation I live here (since January '07), and work at the Australian Bureau of Statistics so can presumably help with census data and stuff.
  12. ContrillionAU (talk) 10:49, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
  13. Culverin?
  14. Daedalus
  15. Davidovic Living in Canberra/Wikipedia.
  16. John Darcy Putting together Canberra Preschool Society right now and will go from there
  17. Dfrg.msc I love the smell of Canberra in the morning. Smells like victory.
  18. Doonagatha
  19. User:Drizzt_Jamo always happy to help!
  20. Efficacious
  21. Gimboid13 (working on some Weston Creek suburbs)
  22. Graeme Bartlett
  23. Grahame Sometimes I do work on Canberra articles, but usually other places
  24. Hamiltonstone architecture, politics
  25. JamesR
  26. James Neill (working on Tharwa, Namadgi National Park, Murrumbidgee River and University of Canberra)
  27. fuddlemark
  28. Martyman
  29. Matilda
  30. Mattwheatley Was a local until late 2012. Happy to pitch in.
  31. mbrandall Living in Canberra and would love to help out with articles
  32. Nbound (Canberra roads via the Australian Roads project)
  33. Patricknoddy
  34. Penn Bradly (Started Canberra Capitals page - cycling in Canberra)
  35. nixie
  36. Peter Ellis (already with runs on the board, e.g. ANZAC Parade, Canberra, and happy to pitch in)
  37. Pianist4 Canberran, know a fair bit about canberra schools, as well as suburbs in Tuggers and Weston Creek
  38. Myk Dowling (Mostly images here and there; have good camera, willing to take requests.)
  39. Poppysherbet
  40. Somebody in the WWW
  41. User:Spebi I know a fair bit about Chisholm :)
  42. Sterry2607 Just starting out and focusing on wider Aussie stuff
  43. Steven Kovax i live here, so why not. i will help as often as i can (Royal Canberra Show)
  44. SunnyBoi
  45. Tdmalone - Helping out mainly with photos - current project is Canberra suburb photos
  46. Will Burdett
  47. wiki assassin yeh ill join the union.
  48. Wild-gazelle
  49. Xykon
  50. 16keeper
  51. Aeonx

Former participants[edit]

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Ambi
  2. Astrokey44
  3. Kaeye
  4. mickeylieu (working on Belconnen)
  5. Ta bu shi da yu (happy to get involved, but very busy on the Sydney project!)
  6. Tundern Now a Curtin specialist but I've lived here since 1976 and can access CDHS resources

Participant identification[edit]

WikiProject Canberra participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Canberra participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Canberra participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Canberra}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Canberra}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Canberra|invite}} linked pages

For other Canberra user templates see Category:Australian Capital Territory user templates.


Here are some open WikiProject Canberra tasks:
Places: Coombs, Wright, Sulman, Beard
Landmarks: Llewellyn Hall
Events: 1996 Parliament House Riot, Canberra Festival, Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, FAME Music Festival
People: Colin Winchester, Bill Stefaniak, John Hargreaves, Andrew Whitecross, Jack Waterford, Jim Pead, Alan Fitzgerald, Harold Hird, Allan Hawke
Streets: Northbourne Avenue, Kings Avenue, City Walk, Parkes Way, Gungahlin Drive Extension
Groups: Residents Rally, National Capital Authority, Australian Institute of Sport
Photos wanted: Lanyon Homestead, Tuggeranong Homestead for History of the Australian Capital Territory
Current wikiproject featured article workup
Walter Burley Griffin

The following Canberra-related topics can be turned into an encyclopaedic article called List of Canberra topics.

Stub tags and categories[edit]

The primary categories for organising articles about Canberra and the ACT are the subcategories of Category:Canberra and Category:Australian Capital Territory.

Image requests[edit]

  • Canberra Stadium (external and internal) - Dfrg.msc 1 . 2 . 3 23:20, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Narrabundah College Davidovic 00:42, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


Main article: Suburbs of Canberra
List: List of Canberra suburbs
Category: Category:Suburbs of Canberra
54.7% finished

Of 117 articles, 117 exist, 12 are complete and 1 of them is detailed.
All existing articles have an appropriate category and list.

Parks and gardens 57% finished

Of 15 articles, 15 exist and 2 are detailed.

Landmarks 65% finished

Of 20 articles, 20 exist, and 6 of them are detailed.
There are many more landmarks that should be on this list.


Freeways and highways
Main article: List of Australian highways
50% finished

Of 4 articles, 4 exist and 0 are detailed.
All existing articles have an appropriate category and list.

Notable streets and thoroughfares
55% finished

Of 10 articles, 10 exist and 1 is detailed.



Main Article: Education in the Australian Capital Territory Category: Category:Education in the Australian Capital Territory

?% finished


Template Result Usage

Plus inclusion in Category:Australian Capital Territory stubs

Stub articles relating to Canberra or the ACT
{{Canberra-geo-stub}} Stub articles relating to geographical features of Canberra or the ACT
{{User WikiProject Canberra}} User pages of members of the WikiProject
{{WikiProject Australia|Canberra=yes}}
WikiProject Australia / Canberra  (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconWikiProject Canberra is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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This page is supported by WikiProject Canberra.
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Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist[edit]

Wikipedia 10 - Canberra event[edit]

This is your invitation to the 10th anniversary event Wikipedia 10, on Saturday 15 January 2011; please see Canberra event for details, and RSVPs and discussion here. Will I see you there? Cheers, - Peter Ellis - Talk 06:56, 31 December 2010 (UTC)