International Volunteer Day

Celebrating the contributions of Kerry Raymond
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Australian Wikipedian, Kerry Raymond.

The 5th of December is International Volunteers Day and Wikimedia Australia would like to acknowledge the hard work of Kerry Raymond. Kerry is a passionate Wikipedian and has spent many years contributing to Wiki platforms. Her generosity in sharing her knowledge, skills and time is immeasurable.

Her unwavering commitment, passion, and dedication to Wikipedia, and particularly content about Queensland, has played a pivotal role in fostering the growth and success of our community and organisation. Her contributions, whether through content creation, her technical expertise, outreach, or leadership initiatives, have left an indelible mark on Wikipedia and have significantly enriched the collective knowledge of users worldwide.

Over the years Kerry has also partnered with the Australian National University, National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Queensland, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology to help them achieve remarkable outcomes.

Kerry has added an astounding amount of content about Queensland places, with a focus on history and geography, and has made over 250,000 edits and created 1000s of new pages to Wikipedia; she has also added over 100,000 images to Wikimedia Commons and helped geolocate many more. Kerry is not done writing about Queensland yet!

She contributes and stays on Wikipedia because she believes in its vision statement, a quote from its creator Jimmy Wales, that: "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing".

Thank you Kerry for all your work. Wikimedia Australia and Wikipedia wouldn’t be what they are without you.

If you want to know more about how you might want to contribute contact us and we can organise a free group or one-on-one session to learn how to contribute to Wikipedia or give a general talk about Wikipedia.

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