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''"Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."''<br>
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[[wikisource:s:George Washington's First State of the Union Address|George Washington]], 8 January 1790
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'''Wikimedia Australia, Inc.'''&reg; is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, whose primary aim is to promote equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative creation of [[Free Cultural Works]], especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media. '''See our [[Statement of Purpose]].'''</div>
[[Image:NSRW Map of Australia.png|250px|map of Australia]]
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Wikimedia Australia, Inc.&reg; is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, whose primary aim is to promote equality of opportunity to access and participate in the collaborative creation of Free Cultural Works, especially educational works, and works about Australia, its culture, natural environment, and Australian news and media.</div>


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* [[wikiquote:Australia|Wikiquote]], the free compendium of quotations
* [[wikiquote:Australia|Wikiquote]], the free compendium of quotations
* [[commons:Australia|Wikimedia Commons]], the free media repository
* [[commons:Australia|Wikimedia Commons]], the free media repository
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Revision as of 11:53, 17 November 2008


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General information

Wikimedia Australia, Inc.® is an approved chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation. We are currently accepting members and will soon be planning for our first Annual General Meeting and the election of our first committee.

The purpose of the organisation is to:

  • organise and participate in educational and social events that promote development of Free Cultural Works and related open source software systems, in particular wikis
  • increase public awareness, support and participation in the projects hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF)
  • develop resources to assist Australians in the creation and maintenance of Free Cultural Works

Wikimedia Australia is recognised by the Wikimedia Foundation as a 'official chapter' and as such will offer members an official voice in the global Wikimedia community, whose aim is to create unencumbered resources for use throughout the world.

Membership

To become a member of Wikimedia Australia, you may visit our membership system where you can complete the application before your nomination is accepted by a member of the committee.

Australia on Wikimedia projects