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Another new contributor[edit]

Following suggestion, I thougth I'd announce my availability and willingness to help with improving the articles on Canberra.

My particular interest in the moment is in photography. People may have noticed the images of the Canberra Hospital and the National Museum I added to the main Canberra article. If anyone has particular images of Canberra or things in Canberra that could use a decent photo, feel free to let me know and I'll see what I can do.

I'm still fairly new to Wikipedia editing and starting to get the hang of it all. --Myk 01:15, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to the project! Nice job on the hospital photo, the health section of Canberra had been image-less for a long time -- Astrokey44|talk 09:11, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Could someone else please look at the edits of IP - see (contributions). I have reverted her changes to the Talk:History of Canberra showing her intention as a strike though instead. Not sure how to, or whether to, deal with her other edits. If someone thinks what I have done to Talk:History of Canberra is not appropriate let me know and/or revert--A Y Arktos 22:38, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

It looks like they have been removed again, they should probably stay removed since she just specifically asked for this. She should be able to remove comments especially as this statement means that she would not be making them GFDL: "Please honour my wishes and the wikipedia policy not to breach copyright - I have withdrawn my contributions." Editors should be able to remove their talk page comments if there are no further comments by other editors. And if there are there could be a note saying that there were comments there that had been removed. -- Astrokey44|talk 09:07, 9 March 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team cooperation[edit]

Hello. I'm a member of the Version 1.0 Editorial Team, which is looking to identify quality articles in Wikipedia for future publication on CD or paper. We recently began assessing articles using these criteria, and we are are asking for your help. As you are most aware of the issues surrounding your focus area, we are wondering if you could provide us with a list of the articles that fall within the scope of your WikiProject, and that are either featured, A-class, B-class, or Good articles, with no POV or copyright problems. Do you have any recommendations? If you do, please post your suggestions at the listing of all active Places WikiProjects, and if you have any questions, ask me in the Work Via WikiProjects talk page or directly in my talk page. Thanks a lot! Titoxd(?!? - help us) 18:25, 23 March 2006 (UTC)


Canberra is on the main page today! -- Astrokey44|talk 03:39, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

See the vandalism go crazy! -- Myk 16:39, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Canberra railway station[edit]

Something not mentioned in this is the railway station. Other cities have individual transport projects, but since Canberra only has its one station, it deserves an article on its own. What do others think? (JROBBO 08:29, 10 April 2006 (UTC))

Every other railway station in the country either has one or should have one. Canberra railway station is probably the best place to put it. Ambi 02:03, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Since it's a proper name, Shouldn't that be Canberra Railway Station? --Myk 21:52, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
It's not really a proper name - it's just the railway station at Canberra - and lower case is what we've used elsewhere in the country. Ambi 00:12, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

All Saints Church, Canberra[edit]

Can someone else please review the recent edits to All Saints Church, Canberra and associated discussion I have been having with an anon editor at Talk:All Saints Church, Canberra? After several reversions I would want my actions confirmed by others. The offending text is: "This historic building today is home to a vibrant Anglican community who value beauty in worship, strong teaching, and an active social conscience." --A Y Arktos\talk 21:44, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

I agree the sentence should have been removed. It says nothing other than its anglican which is already mentioned -- Astrokey44|talk 00:16, 14 April 2006 (UTC)


I edited up the Farrer page; I found some info for it. What do you guys think? Dac 08:02, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Looks great, you can probably even remove the stub tag.--Peta 10:24, 11 May 2006 (UTC)


I've added infoboxes to the last 34 suburb articles, mostly in Belconnen and Gungahlin. There are articles for a handful of planned Gungahlin suburbs that will need maps eventually. The 2001 census information is now even harder to find on the ABS website. There were a few suburbs that I couldn't find information for at all. I guess it'll all need replacing with 2006 census figures before long though. - Gimboid13 20:58, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

New contributor/ Gowrie[edit]

Hi. I've added some info to the Gowrie page, mainly statisics. I'm new to Wikipedia editing, and I would like to make a useful contribution to improving the Canberra-related articles, so if I'm doing something wrong, let me know. WA Burdett 12:04, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

New contributor/ACT Ambulance Service[edit]

Hi. I've added a new page on the ACT Ambulance Service, initially focussing on the history of the service. I'm interested in Canberra history (especially emergency services) and public education - both of which are pretty hot topics at the moment.

I'm also a newbie to Wikipedia editing (although have coded HTML before) - so as above, if I'm doing something wrong or violating some commonly held community convention, please let me know. --Alpha993 11:21, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

A couple of articles that might warrant creating[edit]

Considering the unprecedented nature of this year's budget and the controversy surrounding it, am I the only one that thinks that 2006-07 Australian Capital Territory budget might make for an interesting article? We certainly haven't heard the last of the issue, and won't for some time.

I've also been wondering if the Narrabundah caravan park debacle might warrant an article, considering the press attention it has been getting in Canberra, its ramifications for both political parties, and its status as an ongoing issue. Any thoughts? Rebecca 08:27, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

  • Some of us would have a hard time bringing an NPOV to either topic at this stage - I am not sure one is supposed ot write such articles when one is angry :-) I also am not sure whether they are encyclopaedic or not. Do they belong in Wikinews instead and then we review it to bring them across? --A Y Arktos\talk 09:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
    • I think this territory budget is likely to be historically important, and I was hoping that someone would write an article on the federal budget (though I think that's less notable than this territory one); IMHO, they have the potential to be quite interesting articles. I'm not sure if it's worth writing an article about them at Wikinews first - Wikinews is struggling somewhat, and I'm not sure anyone from Canberra even reads it. There should be plenty of press articles, anyway - it even made the front page of the Telegraph in Sydney today. I'm not so sure about Narrabundah, but the story doesn't seem to be going away any time soon, and it's probably going to flare up again in earnest when they actually do get evicted. Rebecca 10:05, 8 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I have started a stub on the budget at 2006-07 Australian Capital Territory budget--A Y Arktos\talk 11:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Excellent. Is there any chance someone might update Andrew Barr and Jon Stanhope with the latest developments over all this? They're starting to get out of date, and I'd do it today, but if I don't actually get home and start preparing for my last law exam I'm going to fail. Rebecca 02:54, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

2006-07 Australian Capital Territory budget[edit]

Would others like to look at 2006-07 Australian Capital Territory budget. What would you expect to find in an article about the budget? Comparisons with other jurisdictions might be something that would be interesting but too hard at the moment (for me anyway).--A Y Arktos\talk 12:25, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

  • The one major thing that would be helpful is a section about the reaction, which is why this budget is so notable. If possible, it'd be nice to have a bit more info about the public service mergers (i.e. ACTION no longer being a separate authority). I may be wrong, but I remember hearing that basically all the money for new public housing had also been cut, on top of what is listed in the housing section. Rebecca 04:14, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

List of buildings and structures in the Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Hi, I started this list ages ago - but have just moved it to the main namespace. There are lots of gaps to fill in if anyone is interested.--Peta 06:31, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Stub tags[edit]

I have been working on several Tuggeranong suburbs: Gowrie, Fadden, Macarthur, Gilmore and Chisholm. Have these suburbs reached the point where the stub tags can be removed, or do they need more information? If the latter, what are they lacking?

Nice work Will. They're all well past the definition of a stub at Wikipedia:stub. I'd say go for it. - Gimboid13 10:24, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Can I help?[edit]

I'm pretty much new to editing wikipedia, but if I could be of assistance, then I'd be more than happy to - though I'm not sure what I should do.

I'm especially happy to do work on schools in the ACT, if that's something useful.

If someone could give me a direction to work in, then that would be appreciated. Byron Vickers 10:58, 30 July 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to start wherever you're interested in - there's always work to do. Many schools could do with articles, but there's also plenty of room for work on ACT suburbs, landmarks and politics if you're interested in any of those. :) Rebecca 03:27, 31 July 2006 (UTC)


Was anyone living in Canberra around the time Parliament House (the new one) was being built, and if so do you have pictures?--Peta 02:13, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Group Centres[edit]

I've noticed some of the larger group centres - Dickson, Kippax and Jamison, among others - have articles devoted to them. I'd like to know what others think of the smaller group centres, such as Calwell and Curtin. Should all of the group centres have articles, or just the major ones? WA Burdett 12:21, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

The larger centres got them because they were important and more well known than the suburbs that contained them - for similar reasons to those that saw Manuka get its own article. I see no reason why the smaller centres could not just go in the suburb article. Rebecca 04:10, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
I agree with Rebecca. Another example is Erindale Centre in Wanniassa. Centres such as Calwell and Curtin could just be mentioned in the suburbs themselves. When you get to something like Bonython, for example, it's even smaller than Calwell and Curtin so it would be hard to find somewhere to draw the line. Tim 12:37, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
I think a good rule of thumb with these things is looking at whether the centre has a different name to that of the suburb it is located in. If it does, chances are it deserves a seperate article (perhaps with one or two exceptions). If it doesn't, I really can't see any need to have one. Rebecca 23:37, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

And another new contributor (Old Parliament House)[edit]

I added some more detail on Old Parliament House, as the article was fairly sketchy. I am new to this, so I hope it is useful and I have not violated any important conventions. Happy to contribute further articles on architecture over time. Maecenas 09:10, 19 August 2006 (UTC)


Shortcut created! Dfrg.msc File:DFRG. MSC.jpg 01:20, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Canberra Image requests[edit]

Got any Image requests? I have a Camera and a Bike that I'd like to use. If you have a picture request please list it on my talk page for a faster response. Thanks, Dfrg.msc 1 . 2 . 3 23:26, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

most suburb articles dont have an image yet --Astrokey44 09:31, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Project directory[edit]

Hello. The WikiProject Council has recently updated the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory. This new directory includes a variety of categories and subcategories which will, with luck, potentially draw new members to the projects who are interested in those specific subjects. Please review the directory and make any changes to the entries for your project that you see fit. There is also a directory of portals, at User:B2T2/Portal, listing all the existing portals. Feel free to add any of them to the portals or comments section of your entries in the directory. The three columns regarding assessment, peer review, and collaboration are included in the directory for both the use of the projects themselves and for that of others. Having such departments will allow a project to more quickly and easily identify its most important articles and its articles in greatest need of improvement. If you have not already done so, please consider whether your project would benefit from having departments which deal in these matters. It is my hope that all the changes to the directory can be finished by the first of next month. Please feel free to make any changes you see fit to the entries for your project before then. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. B2T2 16:27, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

New Infobox[edit]

A Canberra resident has started a topic on Template talk:Infobox Australian Place. The template being proposed will within a few weeks replace all Australian place templates, including Template:Infobox Canberra Suburb. We are going to try and accommodate the issue of ACT having districts rather than LGA's, but the name of the district will probably have to be entered in the LGA field but be correctly labelled on the final page.

The Canberra project team has kept the infoboxes nice and clean so in visual terms there will probably be little difference between what is there now and what will be. However, this will make available fields that have been developed for other Australian city projects (such as distance, climate etc). All the details are on the page above. Please feel welcome to add your comments or suggestions, the more people we have contributing to this, the better result we will have. Thanks :) Orderinchaos 05:09, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Request for Work[edit]

Hello, I'm Dfrg.msc, and I want to make some constructive edits to Wikipedia. It's not that I am unable to, I would just like some guidance. So, if you have any specific tasks related to this topic, please inform me on my talk page, be specific and include links and I'll help out as soon as I can. Thanks, Dfrg.msc 1 . 2 . 3 07:15, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Setting up disambiguation[edit]

I'm relatively new here, so I felt it might be good to ask before I make a change. My question is, what is the process to set up a disambiguation page for the two Melrose High School articles?

Essentially in looking through the List of schools in the Australian Capital Territory I noticed that Melrose High School was linking to a school in America. Having attending MHS I thought I might as well create an article for it, and I have: Melrose High School (Canberra)

Can I go in and just move the original page to Melrose High School (Melrose)? I'm just worried about etiquette, perhaps I might not get a favourable response to a change like that. Anybody have any advice? :) -- Daedalus 08:13, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Daedalus. Your proposal is in line with the policy for naming schools at Wikipedia:Naming conventions#School_names and the linked Wikipedia:Naming conventions (schools). Just out of courtesy you might post a message on the article's talk page and wait a few days to see if you get any response. A possible alternative would be to leave the original article where it is and add a top link to both articles, but I think your idea is better. Wikipedia:Disambiguation has instructions for creating a disambiguation page. Let me know if you'd like any help. Gimboid13 19:54, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the information. I've made the required changes and everything appears to be fine :) -- Daedalus 07:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
You're welcome. You seem to finding your way around very well. I noticed you still haven't received the standard Wikipedia welcome though, so I've posted it on your talk page. Hope some of it's useful. Gimboid13 09:52, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Should Melrose High School (Canberra) be added to this wikiproject? Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools ? --RobBrisbane 02:20, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Certainly it should be in the Canberra project. In my opinion the shcools project is just too big , but you could add it in, but don't expect any support from that project, there are just too many pages in it, and most of the interest would be local. GB 03:04, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Willing to contribute[edit]

Although I have been using Wikipedia for some time now, I am totally new to editing. I live in the Woden area, and saw that most of the suburb articles there are stubs, so I guess that would be as good a place as any to start? Dikko 22:44, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Hi Dikko. It's a bit quiet here at the moment, but I'm sure any contributions you'd like to make would be much appreciated. Gimboid13 09:14, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Well I wonder if it would be worth having a template (or list?) for the major headings - history, geography, demographics, amenities, transport, etc. Also for politics presumably best to link to pages for each electorate? --Dikko 09:38, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello Dikko, all those topics are worth including in a full article. I was told to follow the Yarralumla, Australian Capital Territory example, as that has made it to Featured article status at least once. In the geography part you can include any hills or creeks, and the general slope of the land. You could mention highest and lowest point. You could have pronounciation of the name in phonetics for the non english readers. You could mention famous people who live in the suburb. Some exotica could be IP number block registered in the suburb or famous companies or interesting businesses (if there are any!) GB 11:27, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 20:08, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Yarralumla is the featured article on wikipedia today. Howdoes this happen? Dikko 06:43, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

see Wikipedia:Today's featured article --Astrokey44 04:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)


Should we have separate articles for Canberra's embassies as with Ottawa? At least Embassy of the United States in Canberra should get its own article --Astrokey44 04:53, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I think the Embassies and High Commissions deserve articles. Some might be difficult to make into more than just a stub, but others could have substanial sections on their history and desgin.WA Burdett 06:00, 24 January 2007 (UTC)
I'd say only if they are architecturally or historically notable, like Australia House in London. Otherwise, they can simply be covered in Yarralumla or the relevant foreign relations articles (such as United States-Australia relations).--cj | talk 12:13, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


I have started an article on Fauna of the Australian Capital Territory. I will add in a bit more about lizards and molluscs eventually as well as some categories. I would appreciate a bird expert to add into the bird section. Also I need to find out about worms - earth, flat and round that are found in the ACT. Are there any good pictures of ACT animals around? GB 11:15, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Canberra founders[edit]

What do people think about a category to include people who were notable in the planning and construction of Canberra; people like Griffin, Weston, O'Malley, Sulman etc? --Peta 06:09, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Is everyone okay?[edit]

I hope everyone fared okay through last night's storm, and didn't suffer any property damage. The sight this morning is...I'm not sure I've seen anything quite like it. How did you all fare? (On a more project-related note, did anyone get any photos?) Rebecca 00:35, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

saw the light show, but it wasnt too bad here. The riotact has some good pictures --Astrokey44 11:23, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
just remembered there are some showing the damage to the Canberra Centre: Image:Canberra c damage.jpg and Image:Cctr4.jpg --Astrokey44 10:07, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Canberra 1843-1846.jpg

Heres a cool map from the National Library collection.. from the 1840s, and it shows 'Tageranong', 'Ginninderry', 'Camberry', 'Jerabombera', 'Yarrowlumla', 'Mt.Ainsley' and Pialigo! Interesting to note the name of Moore's property is Camberry with an 'M', rather than Canberry with 'N' as it says on the Canberra article.. so which one is right? --Astrokey44 11:23, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Cool map indeed! I've always assumed that Kamberry/Camberry were more "accurate" than Canberry. However, that's only because Kamberry was the first instance I ever saw of the "y" ending (ca. 30y.a.) and I don't think I'd ever seen the "Canberry" rendition until now. That said, Googlefightsays that Canberry = 31,700; Kamberry = 9,880; and Camberry = 1,990. Wow. Even allowing for Canberry being a mispledding of Cranberry, there are 27,500 hits. Hmmm... Ossipewsk 05:29, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

2006 census data[edit]

Census data from the ABS will be available in June this year. I will provide the link when the data becomes available. The data can be used as a source for unsourced tidbits in infoboxes. Until then, here's the link to some census 2001 data for use. –Sebi ~ 07:49, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Suburb directions in infoboxes[edit]

I've noticed a few suburb infoboxes that seem to have directions mixed up where they have the surrounding suburbs (eg. Red Hill has Narrabunda to the west, and Garran to the east). I'll try to fix up any errors I notice. --RobBrisbane 09:49, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Meeting perhaps?[edit]

Hi there Canberra members. This might be cheeky but what the heck. I'm a fairly new member of Wikipedia and have come across a couple of other Canberrans crossing my path in Wikiland. I gather the West Australians get together every now and then. I'm wondering whether we would like to too. Would anyone be interested in meeting at the Bookplate at the National Library of Australia - where better for Wikipedians to meet? - this Saturday July 7 at 2.30pm? Would you please post your responses here or at my page? Of course, if you wish to stay anonymous that's fine but if you'd like to meet up let's do it. Sterry2607 11:32, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

I'd be happy to meet up with people sometime, but I'm afraid I can't do this Saturday, as I'm still out of the territory. If it can wait another week or so, I'll certainly try and come. Rebecca 12:13, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your prompt response Rebecca. I've heard from one person who can make this Saturday but not the next two after that. I'm OK the next few but not 28 July. Can you please give me a couple of dates that would suit you and I'll see what consensus we get. If I get enough for this week we'll go with that and then see what people would like to do from then on. If, however, a later date suits we'll organise that. OK? Sterry2607 12:40, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
I should be back in Canberra some time around the 16th - any time after that should be fine. If it doesn't suit others to wait, however, perhaps I might be able to come along to the next one instead. :) Rebecca 12:52, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
It looks like I have come along to this conversation too late for the meeting on the 7 July but a weekday at lunch time at the National Libary could do for me. GB 11:14, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Bruce, Australian Capital Teritory incorrect on Google Earth[edit]

Google Earth shows a pink dot at 32.27'59,52'S 138.11'59.13'E The link is to the Wikipedia entry for Bruce ACT. The pink dot is aprox 1,050 Km away from its correct location.


Fixed - the original coordinates were for Bruce, South Australia. See Talk:Bruce, Australian Capital Territory. --RobBrisbane 09:15, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Anything needed in/from/near/of Tuggeranong?[edit]

Can anyone point me at articles pertaining to Tuggeranong that need further work? I've got a bit of time down in this part of the world, and would like to contribute what I can. —Sam Wilson (Australia) 04:50, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Nice to see another editor from Canberra around here! There's a whole lot of stuff in the Tuggeranong area that could do with some help. The Tuggeranong article itself isn't bad in terms of early history, but there's very little after suburban development actually began in the area, and the article doesn't have much other than history. The articles on individual suburbs could all do with some work, and photos of them would be fantastic if you happen to own a camera. Tuggeranong Town Centre is a pretty lousy stub, and could also do with a photo, and Centro Tuggeranong could do with some expansion. There's also the possibility of articles of articles on landmarks and such, but I'm not actually all that familiar with the area - in three years in Canberra, I've ventured down there all of once, so I can't really help with any more suggestions than that. Rebecca 05:23, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Sam — if you look at the Yarralumla article you can see what kind of detail and quality is needed to get the article to a featured article status. If you could add in the missing information on the Tuggeranong suburb articles there would be some progress forward. You could aim to get each article up to B grade at least! GB 05:48, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Photo of Russian embassy required[edit]

I have reformatted Diplomatic missions of Russia and have included a column which is to be populated of the various Russian diplomatic missions, and the article needs a photo of the Russian Embassy which is located at 78 Canberra Avenue in Griffith. Can any Canberrians assist with this? Chers --Russavia 17:27, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Done.--Grahamec 07:02, 5 October 2007 (UTC)
it is difficult to get a good photograph of the Russian Embassy in Canberra - it is behind a phalanx of densely planted conifers, and I wouldn't want any eager contributors to dangle a camera through the fence. The trees were planted for a reason.
Kransky 06:13, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Proposed deletions (WP:PROD)[edit]

Proposed Canberra Meet-up[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/Canberra 1 - add your suggestions Kransky 06:30, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

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Canberra Meet-up for 2009[edit]

Wikipedia:Meetup/Canberra 2 - please add your suggestions Graeme Bartlett (talk) 02:34, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Invite to Canberra Meetup #2[edit]

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Canberra Meetup #5[edit]

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Suggested new category Local History - Canberra and region[edit]

I notice there is a category called History of the ACT. Also the history of the ACT is very specific and prefaced on the creation of the capital territory but there is a whole 80 years of recorded history preceding this time. The local history of Canberra is a more appropriate one. However the history should also recognise the central role of Queanbeyan which is not part of the ACT but was the central commercial centre for the region prior to the 1960s. I am happy to discuss Chrisfromcanberra (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added on 05:53, 17 February 2009 (UTC).

Canberra day trip (Request some photos)[edit]

I'll be in Canberra on Monday however my time will be limited to about 4 - 5 hours. If you can list some articles that need newer photos or don't have photos I'll rate them on importance. Bidgee (talk) 05:50, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

I think we're pretty good for most landmarks if I remember correctly. The main thing left outstanding is photos for suburb articles - if you could grab some of those (local shops are the obvious one, considering as they're in nearly every Canberra suburb) that would be great. Rebecca (talk) 06:03, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Coordinators' working group[edit]

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Friday March 20 brunch meetup thingy[edit]

Hi Canberrans,

On March 20th Liam (user:wittylama and I will both be in Canberra, meeting with lots of interesting folk from interesting orgs. One of our meetings will be a brunch around 9am. We would really like to meet up with local editors who are interested in helping make a "wiki conf" in Canberra around November happen. (See <> for some background)

If you are not too interested in that but still want to meet up, that's cool too. :) Please email me so we can swap contact info and such for when a venue is set.

thanks! --pfctdayelise (talk) 13:05, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

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Graeme Bartlett's administrator candidacy[edit]

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Wiki Conference in Canberra - help needed[edit]

As User:pfctdayelise mentions a few sections up, there are plans for a conference in Canberra probably around November/early December. However, there are only a couple of people involved in organising it right now, and we need some serious help. I am not exactly the most contactable person right now (laptop has been waiting for a new hard drive for over a month now), but if you are willing to help in any capacity (particularly Treasurer, because it's not a popular job in the first place and it needs someone highly competent to do it) please contact me via Special:Emailuser/ConMan. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 09:17, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Canberra meetup tomorrow![edit]

I thought this was going to be spammed earlier by someone else, so apologies for the late notice. As well as a meetup in Sydney tonight, there will be a number of Australian and international Wikimedians, along with possibly some other guests, meeting at King O'Malley's pub tomorrow night (August 5th) at 6pm, as a precursor to the GLAM-WIKI conference later in the week. Details here. Confusing Manifestation(Say hi!) 06:42, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

FAR for History of the Australian Capital Territory[edit]

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Photos required from Canberra[edit]

I am currently working on many various articles for which I require photos from around the world. I am currently requiring photos from Canberra for these articles, and I was hoping that this message would reach a photographer who can take the photos for me. The photos I currently require are listed at User:Russavia/Required_photos#Canberra. If any photographers can assist with this, I would be most appreciative. Please leave any comments or questions for me on my talk page at User_talk:Russavia as I am unlikely to read replies. Thanks in advance for any assistance which can be provided. Cheers, --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 06:17, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Embassy of Russia isn't easy to photograph as it has pine trees lined around it but I do know were it is, I'll be in Canberra on ANZAC Day and if I have time I'll get some photos. Bidgee (talk) 08:27, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
Did you get a good photo? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:16, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Bidgee was kind enough to get a photo of the RusOrth church, and I will begin work on the article at User:Russavia/RusOrthAust soon. They also noted at User:Russavia/Required_photos#Australian_Capital_Territory that daylight ran out to get the trade mission, and the hedges are a problem at the embassy. Will see what I can do with the embassy when I email them this week. --Russavia I'm chanting as we speak 03:20, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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Recent Changes Camp Canberra Aug 11, 2010[edit]


For those people who are in Canberra or could come to Canberra, you may wish to attend to this:

RecentChangesCamp, Canberra is being held at the University of Canberra, Building 7, Room 7XC37 on Wednesday 11 August 2010.

Please register so they can prepare lunch. ask (Leighblackall talk) for more info. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 10:48, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Canberra articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Canberra Recent Changes Camp[edit]

Canberra Recent Changes Camp January 2011[edit]

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Presentation at the NLA on Friday[edit]

This Friday (Feb 11th) I've been invited by the National Library to give a presentation beginning at 12:30 discussing my time at the British Museum as their Wikipedian in residence. If you'd like to come along I'd be very glad for the Wikimedian company in the audience so I can call upon other opinions/expertise/ideas in the Q&A session! The details of the event are here: Also, if anyone is interested in meeting up for dinner on Thursday night (Tomorrow) send me an email via the 'email this user' feature. Cheers! Witty Lama 06:45, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

I'll try to make it along. Nick-D (talk) 08:01, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikimedians to the Games[edit]

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Canberra photographer?[edit]

I need a photographer in Canberra tomorrow if anyone is around and or available. I've gotten access to media coverage for Gymnastics Australia related to the Olympians. If you are available tomorrow during the day, please send me an e-mail or give me a call today ASAP. --LauraHale (talk) 01:38, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

List of tallest buildings in Canberra[edit]

Just to let you know that a Kiwi is working on this article in his userspace. I'm sure he'd appreciate a hand by the locals. Schwede66 18:24, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Petrie Plaza[edit]

Hello. I just wanted to let anyone with an interest in this article know that I have proposed deletion based on WP:MILL and WP:DIRECTORY and a general lack of notability. Dfadden (talk) 12:00, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

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Photo of ANZAC Parade[edit]

There has been some disagreement lately about what photograph to use in the infobox for ANZAC Parade, Canberra.

I assert that File:Canberra - Parliament from the Australian War Memorial.jpg is not a realistic colour, and that File:Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg is a more accurate representation of the colour, but Bidgee apparently disagrees.

Disclosure: I took File:Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg (while visiting from Perth), so I admit to being biased about its merits.

Could some Canberra locals please give an opinion as which photograph is a more accurate representation of the colour. Mitch Ames (talk) 07:37, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Here's Google Street View from 2015. File:Canberra - Parliament from the Australian War Memorial.jpg is wildly over-saturated by comparison. Weedwhacker128 (talk) 20:11, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
File:Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg has more realistic colour, but the other has better sunlight and more interesting sky. See commons:Category:Land axis from the Australian War Memorial for other images that support the colour. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:31, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
"the other has better sunlight and more interesting sky" — which would be relevant if we were illustrating the weather in Canberra, but the photo is supposed to accurately represent the road (ie the subject of the article), not the sky. Mitch Ames (talk) 11:31, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
I agree that the orange in File:Canberra - Parliament from the Australian War Memorial.jpg is over-saturated. File:Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg also isn't great due to the gloomy weather - things are a bit more orange than that. Nick-D (talk) 11:38, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Any local Canberrans fancy taking a better-coloured photo, or tweaking the colour on either of the existing ones to make it more realistic? Mitch Ames (talk) 12:51, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg exists and appears to be far closer to reality than the current photo. The "interesting sky" mentioned above in the current image is also wildly over saturated. I would suggest that Anzac Parade Canberra 2014-09-16.jpg be restored. Weedwhacker128 (talk) 08:02, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

Our first Australian conference for Wikipedians/Wikimedians will be held 3-5 October 2015. Organised by Wikimedia Australia, there will be a 2-day conference (Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October) with an optional 3rd day (Monday 5 October) for specialist topics (unconference discussions, training sessions, etc). The venue is the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane. So put those dates in your diary! Note: Monday is a public holiday is some states but not others. Read about it here: WikiConference Australia 2015

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We are hoping to have travel subsidies available to assist active Australasian Wikipedians to attend the conference, although we are not currently in a position to provide details, but be assured we are doing everything we can to make it possible for active Australian Wikipedians to come to the conference. Kerry (talk) 00:18, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Folks, just letting you know we will not be proceeding with Wikiconference Australia 2015 originally proposed for 3-5 October 2015. Thanks to those of you who expressed your support. You are free to watch the football finals instead :-) Kerry (talk) 08:27, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

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Please help with The Lodge - Historical detail[edit]

Could somebody please take a look at the article about The Lodge (Australia)? A recent edit suggests that Whitlam was a resident during kitchen renovations in 1977. Whitlam was dismissed in 1975. The date should either say 1975, or the resident should be edited to say Fraser. Or some other solution. Thanks. (talk) 11:47, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Wiki meetup on the 17 February[edit]

I will be in the city for the Canberra part of the Wikidata Tour Down Under, though it would be also a good opportunity for a meetup of fellow contributors or those interested in Wikipedia/Wikimedia. The meetup will be at King O'Malley's Irish Pub located on City Walk in Civic on 17 February 2016. Bidgee (talk) 12:31, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Future meetup[edit]

There will be another meetup sometime in the year, happy to hear suggestions on day, time and location. Though understandably Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing) will only be here for the 17 February meetup. Bidgee (talk) 08:08, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

August meet-up[edit]

I'll be in Canberra from the 29-30 August, there is a planned meet-up at King O'Malley's (though I'm open to suggestions) from 6pm on the 29 August. Sorry for the short noticed, only had the trip confirmed this afternoon. Bidgee (talk) 10:51, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

New 5000 Challenge for Australia[edit]

Hi, Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/The 5000 Challenge and the wider Wikipedia:WikiProject Oceania/The 10,000 Challenge are up and running based on Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge for the UK which has currently produced over 2300 article improvements and creations. If you'd like to see large scale quality improvements happening for Australia and Oceania like The Africa Destubathon, which has produced over 1600 articles in 5 weeks, sign up on the page. The idea will be an ongoing national editathon/challenge for Australia but fuelled by a contest if desirable to really get articles on every state/territory and subject mass improved. After every 100 articles done for Australia this would feed into the main Oceania one. I will start a smaller challenge for your area if there is the support. I would like some support from wikipedians here to get the Challenge off to a start anyway with some articles to make doing a Destubathon for Australia and Oceania worthwhile! Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:14, 20 November 2016 (UTC)