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=2009=
[[File:StateLibQld 1 100280.jpg|thumb|Boer War soldier from Queensland, an image from the State Library of Queensland Collection.]]
==January 11==
[[File:GLAM friday gnangarra 06.JPG|thumb|GLAM_WIKI panel.]]
We held [[2008-2009 AGM|our first AGM]].  
Wikimedia Australia formed in 2008, and was incorporated [[meta:Wikimedia_chapters/Reports/Wikimedia_Australia/2008-10|on 6 August 2008]].


=2008=
Our first event occurred in August 2009: [[GLAM-WIKI]], supported by the [[w:Australian War Memorial|Australian War Memorial]], Wikimedia Foundation, CustomWare, and [[w:ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation|ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation]]. This event brought together people from more then 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums from across Australia and New Zealand to share ideas on the free exchange of knowledge.  
==November 18==
http://www.wikimedia.org.au is officially [http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimediaau-l/2008-November/001913.html launched].
==November 12==
We began receiving [[membership|members]].


==August 6==
Our next major project was in conjunction with the [[w:State Library of Queensland|State Library of Queensland]] with the uploading of approximately 23,000 images [[commons:Category:Images from the State Library of Queensland|from their collection]]. Combined with this was a number of editing workshops in libraries across Queensland. This was then followed with a similar program with the [[w:State Library of New South Wales|State Library of New South Wales]], who in 2013 hosted Australia's first [[w:Wikimedian in residence|Wikimedian in residence]].
Consumer Affairs Victoria accepted our [[Rules]] and we became officially incorporated.


==July 31==
Wikimedia Australia and Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) have been working together on a number of projects to improve the available information on paralympic sports. After proving themselves knowledgeable the APC arranged media accreditation for Wikimedians to cover the 2012 Paralympics in London. This was followed up with a project to gain accreditation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socchi, Wikimedians are also working on documenting many other sports as well including wheel chair basketball and wheel chair rugby.  
Reforumulated Statement of Purpose is resubmitted (with the Rules) to Consumer Affairs Victoria for approval, having been initially rejected for being too brief.


==April 20==
[https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Media See media and publications from Wikimedia Australia here]
Incorporation meeting was held. Around 20 Wikimedians from multiple locations across Australia took part. We were able to use a conference call to link up Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart. At this meeting we agreed to adopt our draft Rules, and approved Brianna Laugher, Charles Gregory, Daniel Bryant, John Vandenberg, Nathan Carter, Sarah Ewart and Stephen Bain as the interim committee.


==March 1==
[https://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Media See media and publications from Wikimedia Australia here]
Our draft Rules were [http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Approval_of_Wikimedia_Australia approved] by the Wikimedia Chapters Committee and the Wikimedia Foundation Board.


=2006=
[[File:Freopedia Customs House plaque.jpg|thumb|Freopedia QR code]]
==March==
In 2012 Wikimedia Australia combined with the [[w:Fremantle Society|Fremantle Society]] to take Wikipedia away from our screens and out into the streets, with Australia's first WikiTown in Fremantle (known as [[w:WP:Freo|Freopedia]]). This project placed QR code plaques on buildings, monuments and other places linked with Fremantle history. With topics such as Australian Prime Minister [[w:John Curtin|John Curtin]], US President [[w:Hubert Hoover|Hubert Hoover]] and bushranger [[w:Moondyne Joe|Moondyne Joe]], and Western Australia's [[w:Round House (Western Australia)|oldest building]], Freopedia provides access to and publicity of Wikipedia articles about the history of Fremantle and Western Australia — and does it in many different languages, a boon for a tourist city like Fremantle.
The [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l wikimediaau-l] mailing list springs into life.
 
==January 8==
In 2014 a second WikiTown was establish in [[w:Toodyay|Toodyay]], also in Western Australia. The Shire of Toodyay took the lead on this project with Wikimedia Australia and Western Australian editors providing the support and backup they needed to be successful.
The [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Australia Wikimedia Australia] page on meta is [http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikimedia_Australia&oldid=267906 first started].
 
In 2015 Wikimedia Australia joined with Indigenous studies faculties at [[w:University of Western Australia|UWA]] and [[w:Curtin University|Curtin]] universities to support the first Indigenous community-lead project, working on wiki content in Noongar, the language of the south-west of Western Australia. Noongarpedia, as this project was called, also resulted in the start of incubators for both the [https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wt/nys Noongar Wikitionary] and [https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys Noongar Wikipedia].

Latest revision as of 00:44, 18 October 2021

Boer War soldier from Queensland, an image from the State Library of Queensland Collection.
GLAM_WIKI panel.

Wikimedia Australia formed in 2008, and was incorporated on 6 August 2008.

Our first event occurred in August 2009: GLAM-WIKI, supported by the Australian War Memorial, Wikimedia Foundation, CustomWare, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. This event brought together people from more then 50 galleries, libraries, archives, and museums from across Australia and New Zealand to share ideas on the free exchange of knowledge.

Our next major project was in conjunction with the State Library of Queensland with the uploading of approximately 23,000 images from their collection. Combined with this was a number of editing workshops in libraries across Queensland. This was then followed with a similar program with the State Library of New South Wales, who in 2013 hosted Australia's first Wikimedian in residence.

Wikimedia Australia and Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) have been working together on a number of projects to improve the available information on paralympic sports. After proving themselves knowledgeable the APC arranged media accreditation for Wikimedians to cover the 2012 Paralympics in London. This was followed up with a project to gain accreditation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Socchi, Wikimedians are also working on documenting many other sports as well including wheel chair basketball and wheel chair rugby.

See media and publications from Wikimedia Australia here

See media and publications from Wikimedia Australia here

Freopedia QR code

In 2012 Wikimedia Australia combined with the Fremantle Society to take Wikipedia away from our screens and out into the streets, with Australia's first WikiTown in Fremantle (known as Freopedia). This project placed QR code plaques on buildings, monuments and other places linked with Fremantle history. With topics such as Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, US President Hubert Hoover and bushranger Moondyne Joe, and Western Australia's oldest building, Freopedia provides access to and publicity of Wikipedia articles about the history of Fremantle and Western Australia — and does it in many different languages, a boon for a tourist city like Fremantle.

In 2014 a second WikiTown was establish in Toodyay, also in Western Australia. The Shire of Toodyay took the lead on this project with Wikimedia Australia and Western Australian editors providing the support and backup they needed to be successful.

In 2015 Wikimedia Australia joined with Indigenous studies faculties at UWA and Curtin universities to support the first Indigenous community-lead project, working on wiki content in Noongar, the language of the south-west of Western Australia. Noongarpedia, as this project was called, also resulted in the start of incubators for both the Noongar Wikitionary and Noongar Wikipedia.

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