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The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.
The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.


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== Committee 2021 ==  
== Committee 2022 ==  


'''President - Alex Lum''' is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''President - Amanda Lawrence''' is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and has also worked as a librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Vice-President - Tom Hogarth''' is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by [[WikiClubWest]], as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the [[meta:User:JarrahTree|wikipedia experience]]. Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Vice-President - Dr Bunty Avieson''' is a researcher at University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Wikipedia Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Women Write Wiki and WikiProject Bhutan. Email: bunty.avieson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Secretary - Alex Lum''' is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Treasurer - Pru Mitchell''' is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Secretary - Amanda Lawrence''' is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and has also worked as a librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Tom Hogarth''' is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by [[WikiClubWest]], as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the [[meta:User:JarrahTree|wikipedia experience]]. Email: tom.hogarth{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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'''Treasurer - Pru Mitchell''' is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Jeremy Ludlow'''  
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'''Ordinary Member - Sam Wilson''' lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and works as a Software Engineer for the Wikimedia Foundation. In his spare time he does things on [[wikisource:Main Page|Wikisource]], and takes part in any [[WikiClubWest]] activities. Email: sam.wilson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Peter Neish'''  
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'''Ordinary Member - Dr Bunty Avieson''' is a researcher at University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Wikipedia Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Women Write Wiki and WikiProject Bhutan. Email: bunty.avieson{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
'''Ordinary Member - Kelly Tall'''
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'''Ordinary Member - Michael Barritt''' is a passionate wildlife photographer from the Northern Territory. He has worked in wildlife research and herbaria, and as a Park Ranger for the NT’s Parks and Wildlife Service. He also worked in the NT Library and the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, with a focus on environmental education. Email: michael.barritt{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
[[Committee|Past committees can be seen here.]]
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'''Ordinary Member - Paige Wright''' is the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Newcastle Library. She coordinates the Living Histories repository and is an advocate for equity and diversity within collections and on Wikipedia. Email: paige.wright{{@}}wikimedia.org.au
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== Executive Officer ==  
== Executive Officer ==  


Caddie Brain (she/her) is Wikimedia Australia's inaugural Executive Officer. Her wiki journey began in 2016 when she formed [[Wikiclub NT]], a editing club in the Northern Territory that facilitated the doubling of pages about the region in just two years. More recently she coordinated the [[Know My Name]] partnership with the National Gallery of Australia before becoming Wikimedia Australia's first staff member in 2021. With a background in community technology and communications, she has produced countless hours of radio, exhibitions, augmented reality audio tours, machine learning prototypes and emoji sets. Her work has earned numerous awards including recognition at the Webby Awards and Prix Ars Electronica. She recently completed a Master in Applied Cybernetics.
Caddie Brain (she/her) is Wikimedia Australia's inaugural Executive Officer. Her wiki journey began in 2016 when she formed [[Wikiclub NT]], a editing club in the Northern Territory that facilitated the doubling of pages about the region in just two years. More recently she coordinated the [[Know My Name]] partnership with the National Gallery of Australia before becoming Wikimedia Australia's first staff member in 2021. With a background in community technology and communications, she has produced countless hours of radio, exhibitions, augmented reality audio tours, machine learning prototypes and emoji sets. Her work has earned numerous awards including recognition at the Webby Awards and Prix Ars Electronica. She recently completed a Master in Applied Cybernetics.
== Communications and Project Coordinator ==
James Gaunt (he/him) is Wikimedia Australia's Communications and Project Coordinator.


== Policies ==
== Policies ==

Latest revision as of 05:15, 12 August 2022

The Australian chapter of the international Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Australia is run by a volunteer committee of four office-bearers and four ordinary members.

Committee 2022

President - Amanda Lawrence is a research fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and has also worked as a librarian and project manager in the public policy and GLAM sectors. She is interested in furthering the open research and knowledge commons movements as well as contributing to Wikipedia content editing and community engagement. Email: amanda.lawrence-at-wikimedia.org.au

Vice-President - Dr Bunty Avieson is a researcher at University of Sydney. She is also a member of the Wikipedia Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Women Write Wiki and WikiProject Bhutan. Email: bunty.avieson-at-wikimedia.org.au

Secretary - Alex Lum is originally from Hobart, Tasmania, and is currently living in Melbourne working in the higher education sector. He has been an editor on Wikipedia since 2005, an administrator on the English Wikipedia since 2008, and is a prolific contributor to Wikidata and OpenStreetMap. Email: alex.lum-at-wikimedia.org.au

Treasurer - Pru Mitchell is based in Melbourne and works in the education and GLAM sectors, and is interested in furthering the objectives of Wikimedia in those areas. Email: pru.mitchell-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Tom Hogarth is a former Secretary of the WMAU, and lives in Perth, Western Australia on the Swan Coastal Plain. He is at times preoccupied by WikiClubWest, as well as components of the longer time frame of involvement in the wikipedia experience. Email: tom.hogarth-at-wikimedia.org.au

Ordinary Member - Jeremy Ludlow

Ordinary Member - Peter Neish

Ordinary Member - Kelly Tall

Past committees can be seen here.

Executive Officer

Caddie Brain (she/her) is Wikimedia Australia's inaugural Executive Officer. Her wiki journey began in 2016 when she formed Wikiclub NT, a editing club in the Northern Territory that facilitated the doubling of pages about the region in just two years. More recently she coordinated the Know My Name partnership with the National Gallery of Australia before becoming Wikimedia Australia's first staff member in 2021. With a background in community technology and communications, she has produced countless hours of radio, exhibitions, augmented reality audio tours, machine learning prototypes and emoji sets. Her work has earned numerous awards including recognition at the Webby Awards and Prix Ars Electronica. She recently completed a Master in Applied Cybernetics.

Communications and Project Coordinator

James Gaunt (he/him) is Wikimedia Australia's Communications and Project Coordinator.

Policies

Contact

You can write to the committee at: committee-at-wikimedia.org.au.

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