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This page lists past events, moved here from the upcoming events list.

WikiD pop-up edit-a-thon Melbourne

WM-AU funded events from 1 July 2018 should have a corresponding entry in Activity_reports to comply with updated reporting standards following WMAU's successful APG application.


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2019

In reverse chronological order.

  • (QLD) 2019 July 30, TuesdayQWiki Club 2019 JulyThe Edge, State Library of Queensland
    Regular monthly meetup of State Library of Queensland's Wikipedians
  • (VIC) 2019 July 20, SaturdayWinter Wiki Edit-a-thon — Richmond Public Library, 415-417 Church St, Richmond
    Join the Women's Art Register and WikiD for their winter edit-a-thon
  • (WA) 2019 July 10, WednesdayCity of Canning Open day — Riverton Library, The Studio
    This event will be for the public to bring, photos, documents, and small objects related to the Canning area and its history. The items will be digitized to be included with the City of Canning History Collection, and selected items uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The person owning the item will be a
  • (WA) 2019 July 4, ThursdayCity of Canning Digitization project - 040719 — Willeton Library
    In collaboration with the City of Canning, Wikimedia Australia - WikiClubWest will be presenting an information session on the Digitization of Canning Heritage
  • (WA) 2019 July 1, MondayCity of Canning Digitization project -- 010719 — Bentley Library
    In collaboration with the City of Canning, Wikimedia Australia - WikiClubWest will be presenting an information session on the Digitization of Canning Heritage
  • (WA) 2019 June 29, SaturdayToodyaypedia Stage 3 celebration — Toodyay Memorial Hall, Toodyay, Western Australia
    Perth Meetup #59: come and help celebrate more of Toodyaypedia.
  • (QLD) 2019 June 25, TuesdayQWiki Club 2019 JuneThe Edge, State Library of Queensland
    Regular monthly meetup of State Library of Queensland's Wikipedians
  • (NSW) 2019 June 15, SaturdayRainbow Editathon — Harold Park Community Hall 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
    City of Sydney Libraries diversity edit-a-thon at the pop-up Lawn Library at the Tramsheds
  • (NSW) 2019 June 15, SaturdayCommunity Conference 2019 — Old Teachers College Building, Room 329, University of Sydney, Camperdown
    A conference for the Wikimedia community in Australia to share ideas and plan next steps.
  • (NSW) 2019 June 13, ThursdayWorlds of Wikimedia — University of Sydney, Camperdown
    Papers that address Wikimedia’s role in enhancing global diversity from a range of perspectives including education, digital communication, indigenous knowledge, GLAM, Disability Studies, Internet studies and big data.
  • (NSW) 2019 June 12, WednesdayKnowledge equity in the online world — Physics Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
    Opening session of the WOW2019 conference from Dr Martin Dittus, digital geographer at the Oxford Internet Institute.
  • (WA) 2019 June 8, SaturdayCity of Canning Digitization project - 080619 — Cannington Library
    In collaboration with the City of Canning, Wikimedia Australia - WikiClubWest will be presenting an information session on the Digitization of Canning Heritage
  • (QLD) 2019 June 5, Wednesday1Lib1Ref SLQ 5 June 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (QLD) 2019 May 31, FridayContribute to Wikipedia!Queensland Family History Society, 55 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, Brisbane
    Learn what local and family history information can be added to Wikipedia, and learn how to add the information to Wikipedia. This is an hands-on computer course.
  • (QLD) 2019 May 30, Thursday1Lib1Ref SLQ 30 May 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (QLD) 2019 May 28, Tuesday1Lib1Ref SLQ 28 May 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (QLD) 2019 May 23, Thursday1Lib1Ref SLQ 23 May 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (QLD) 2019 May 21, Tuesday1Lib1Ref SLQ 21 May 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (WA) 2019 May 20, MondayCity of Canning - Digitizing project 200519 — Riverton Library - The Studio
    In collaboration with the City of Canning, Wikimedia Australia - WikiClubWest will be presenting an information session on the Digitization of Canning Heritage.
  • (SA) 2019 May 18, SaturdayInternational Museum Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon — Memorial Hall, Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive, Adelaide
    An edit-a-thon for South Australian museums. BYO laptop
  • (QLD) 2019 May 15, Wednesday1Lib1Ref SLQ 15 May 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    State Library of Queensland 1Lib1Ref edit-a-thon
  • (VIC) 2019 May 10, FridayWikipedia in teaching — Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne
    Panel Discussion about the benefits and stumbling blocks of using Wikipedia in the classroom as a learning activity and assessment tool.
  • (VIC) 2019 May 7, TuesdayVictorian Public Art Wikipedia — Heritage Room National Trust, 6 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
    Come and help National Trust Victoria document public artworks in regional Victoria using Wikipedia.
  • (National) 2019 May 1, WednesdayWiki Loves Earth 2019 — Wikimedia Commons
    Do you have any photographs of protected areas such as a national park, nature reserve, ramsar site, conservation reserve or historical site? See the Commons WLE 2019 event page for more information.
  • (QLD) 2019 April 30, TuesdayQWiki Club 2019 AprilThe Edge, State Library of Queensland
    Regular monthly meetup of State Library of Queensland's Wikipedians
  • (QLD) 2019 April 17, WednesdayWikipedia! Behind the ScenesQueensland Family History Society, 55 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne, Brisbane
    Wikipedia is the world’s #1 encyclopedia. But many people don’t know how it is created and wonder how reliable it is. QFHS member and Wikipedian Kerry Raymond will take you behind the scenes and explain how Wikipedia works. Visitors welcome.
  • (VIC) 2019 April 5, FridayUoM Wiki Agenda Community of Practice Meeting 6 — Dulcie Hollyoak Room, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne
    April meetup will join La Trobe University’s #shutupandwiki at 1pm for an hour of intensive independent editing. BYO lunch.
  • (ACT) 2019 April 4, ThursdayCanberra Meetup — King O'Malley's Irish Pub
    Meetup on Thursday evening. Members and contributors welcome.
  • (ACT) 2019 April 4, ThursdayANU Beyond the Basics — ANU Law Library Computer Lab, 5 Fellows Road Acton
    ANU Library host a mini edit-a-thon to share knowledge and ideas. For more information, contact Kerry
  • (ACT) 2019 April 3, WednesdayWriting for Wikipedia with the Visual Editor — ANU Law Library Computer Lab, 5 Fellows Road Acton
    ANU Library workshop: Explore basic formatting, links to articles, adding citations using Trove and participate in hands-on exercises to edit selected articles. For more information, contact Kerry
  • (QLD) 2019 March 26, TuesdayQWiki Club 26 March 2019The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    For more information, contact Kerry
  • (WA) 2019 March 24, SundayRiverton Library — Riverton Library
    WikiClubWest meetup & Perth meetup #56 will held at the Riverton Library. Special guest will be the first WMAU digitization Kit, we'll be discussing the processes and mechanics of using the equipment
  • (WA) 2019 March 19, TuesdayMaritime History workshop, March 2019 — Fremantle
    A workshop with the AAMH to investigate how they might be able to use Wikimedia sites.
  • (QLD) 2019 March 9, SaturdayArt Architecture and Feminism Brisbane — Queensland College of Art, Griffith University 226 Grey Street, South Bank
    Art+Feminism 2019 event. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. Hashtag: #AF6 #artandfeminism #noweditingAF
  • (VIC) 2019 March 9, SaturdayArt and Feminism Edit-a-thon — Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond, Victoria
    Hosted by Women's Art Register
  • (NSW) 2019 March 4, MondayInformation Innovation @ UTS — UTS Sydney, CB10.14.201 Meeting Room 1, Building 10 235 Jones St. Ultimo
    Seminar on Wikipedia and Wikidata with the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) group at University of Technology Sydney
  • (VIC) 2019 March 1, FridayUoM Wiki Agenda Community of Practice Meeting — Dulcie Hollyoak Room, Baillieu Library, The University of Melbourne
    This is our first meetup for 2019, and will include a Wikipedia Basics workshop; a basic introduction to Wikipedia, including how to edit and create your own page.
  • (QLD) 2019 February 26, TuesdayQWiki Club 2019 FebThe Edge, State Library of Queensland
    A monthly event for the Queensland GLAM community to collaborate on Wikipedia activities. Contact Kerry for more information
  • (WA) 2019 February 24, SundayPerth meetup 55 — State Library of Western Australia
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  • (VIC) 2019 February 9, SaturdayGeelong & District Historical Association — Belmont Library Meeting Room, High St Belmont
    Follow-up presentation from GLAM Peak 2018 Geelong on Wikipedia for local historical societies.
  • (International) 2019 January 15, TuesdayWikipedia Day 2019
    Annual celebration of Wikipedia's birthday.

July - December 2018

In reverse chronological order.

  • (QLD) 2018 December 3, MondayQWiki Club, 3 December 2018 — The Edge, State Library of Queensland
    Contact Kerry for more information.
  • (NT) 2018 December 3, MondayNT Wikipedia Workshop — Barkly Regional Council 41 Peko Road, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
    Ever looked on Wikipedia for something to do with Tennant Creek and not been able to find it? That's because there's not much there. Come to the Library for a free, two-hour workshop aimed at creating and updating Wikipedia pages about Tennant Creek people, places and histories with Caddie Brain.
  • (QLD) 2018 November 18, SundayHistory QueenslandMiegunyah, 35 Jordan Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
    Presentation to History Queensland about "Taking Local History Global. Telling Queensland's story through Wikipedia". For further details, contact Kerry
  • (WA) 2018 November 14, WednesdayPerth meetup 54 — State Library of Western Australia ground floor near Discovery centre
    Local meetup with Asaf Bartov who will be visiting Perth to meet with the local community.
  • (VIC) 2018 November 11, SundayMelbourne meetup 37ACMI Cafe, Federation Square (-37.817642, 144.969216)
    Meetup over lunch, followed by presentations at Ross House, 247-251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Presenters: Asaf Bartov, Mike Dickison, Siobhan Leachman, and Len Collard
  • (VIC) 2018 November 9, FridayHappy Hour with WMAU Committee — Coffeehead, Railway Parade, Camberwell
    Most of the Committee will be in Melbourne, and we're kicking off the weekend with a get-together in Camberwell. Come and talk about things such as Strategic Planning/2018-19.
  • (WA) 2018 October 27, SaturdayFremantle Maritime Day 2018 — Victoria Quay
    Perth meetup #53 is going to be at the annual Fremantle Maritime Day, where we'll be sharing a stall with the Australian Association for Maritime History.
  • (NSW) 2018 October 27, SaturdayInvictus and Paralympic Games Editing Workshop — Olympic Park, Sydney
    Times: Saturday 1-5PM; Sunday 9AM-12 midday and 1-3PM. Contact: tonyknaar-at-gmail.com, Australian Paralympic History Project.
  • Monday 2 July 2018: QLD QWiki Club 12 noon - 3pm, The Edge, State Library of Queensland (contact Kerry for more information)
  • Fri 6 July 2018: VIC Shut up and Wiki 1.00pm, Room 1.21, Borchardt Library, La Trobe University
  • Sun 8 July 2018: VIC Melbourne Meetup #35 6.00 - 8.00pm, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Sun July 15 2018: Wiki-salon at the State Library of Western Australia. See Meta:WikiClubWest.
  • Wed 18 - Sun 22 July 2018: Wikimania 2018 Cape Town, South Africa
  • Monday 6 August 2018: QLD QWiki Club 12 noon - 3pm, The Edge, State Library of Queensland (contact Kerry for more information)
  • Sat August 11 2018: Wiki-salon at the State Library of Western Australia. See Meta:WikiClubWest.
  • Fri 31 August 2018: 'I made the Internet smarter today University of Melbourne, 10am - 4pm.
  • Monday 8 October 2018: QLD QWiki Club 12 noon - 3pm, at The Edge, State Library of Queensland (contact Kerry for more information)
  • Monday 5 November 2018: QLD QWiki Club 12 noon - 3pm, The Edge, State Library of Queensland (contact Kerry for more information)

up to 30th June 2018

2017

In 2017 the Wikimedia Australia activities calendar involved 66 events. These contributed to our goals of engaging with and supporting Australian editors, outreach to new editors, and engagement with the wider Wikimedia community. Activities were held online, and in the following states and territories: NSW (4) - NT (5) - QLD (29) - SA (2) - TAS (1) - VIC (7) - WA (10)


2016

refer to File:2016 SGM resolutions.pdf for details
  • Sat/Sun 11 & 12 June 2016: Committee meeting in person in Perth, planning 2017 needs
  • Sat 11 June 2016: WA regular Perth meetup
  • Tue 21 June 2016: Wikimania 2016
  • Wed 22 June - Sun 26 June 2016: NT WikiClub NT Northern Territory Library Multiple workshops, photowalk, NT Newspaper project
  • Sat/Sun 9 & 10 July 2016: SA Australian Paralympic History Project editing workshop, Adelaide
  • Tue 2 August 2016: WA - Wikipedia to the Moon Workshop organised by Australian Library and Information Association WA (ALIAWest)
  • 1-31 May 2016: Wiki Loves Earth photo competition is successfully completed. Judge's report and winners announced
  • Tue 23 August 2016: VIC - editing workshop Bayside City Library staff, Sandringham
  • Sun 28 August 2016: QLD — talk at the Queensland Women's Historical Association Symposium on writing women's history in Wikipedia
  • Tues 30 August 2016: QLD - photo run to Redcliffe
  • Wed 5 Oct 2016': NT - Wikiclub NT workshop in Alice Springs [2]
  • Tue 6 Oct 2016 : NT - Wikiclub NT workshop in Tennant Creek [3]
  • Sat 8 Oct 2016; NT Wikiclub NT workshop in Katherine [4]
  • Sun 9 October 2016: Wikimedia Australia AGM, 15:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time via Teleconference
  • Sat 12 November 2016: Life in Canning, 10:00 - 16:00 Photo event [5]
  • Sun 19 November 2016:VIC Australian women writers edit-a-thon, 15:00 - 17:00 [6]
  • Sat 26 November 2016: QLD Brisbane meetup 12 noon at The Edge, State Library of Queensland, sign up here
  • Tues 13 December 2016: QLD - Wikipedia photo run to Boonah and Scenic Rim Region

2015

2014

2013

  • 28 Jan- 1 Feb 2013: ACT - Australia's national Linux conference will be held in Canberra, a great place to meet up with others in the open source community. The conference can offer some financial support (involvement in projects such as Wikipedia is one of the criteria).
  • 9-11 February 2013: QLD - ALIA's New Librarians Symposium will be held in Brisbane. WMAU was a sponsor of the event. WMF Exec Director Sue Gardner was a keynote speaker. There was a presentation on WMAU's work with the APC on HOPAU. WMAU had a booth and distributed information and membership forms.
  • 12-15 February 2013: QLD - ALIA's Information Online conference, also in Brisbane, Sue Gardner was a keynote speaker, introduced by Liam Wyatt of WMAU.
  • 21 February 2013: VIC - Wikipedia training day in Bendigo. More information is available on Outreach wiki.
  • Tuesday 25 June 2013: QLD - Wikipedia edit training at Gold Coast in partnership with State Library of Queensland - Kerry will present the session and is looking for a volunteer to assist new editors with their first article, contact Kerry if you can help
  • Tuesday 25 June 2013: QLD - Wikipedia edit training at Gold Coast in partnership with State Library of Queensland - Kerry will present the session and is looking for a volunteer to assist new editors with their first article, contact Kerry if you can help
  • Sunday 7 July 2013 (First Sunday of every month): Wikimedia Australia holds a public meeting, with online participation in the Australian IRC channel #wikimedia-au. Everyone is welcome to join and take part in discussions related to the chapter. - Time: 3pm AEST, 2:30pm ACST, 1pm AWST.
  • Tuesday 9 July 2013: QLD - Wiki Works: an informal session for practising Wikipedia editing skills after the workshop in June, Gold Coast local studies library 10am - 12noon, RSVP by 5 July to the library
  • Monday 15 July 2013: QLD - An evening with WittyLama, WMAU member Liam Wyatt talks about Wikipedia at an ALIA seminar at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
  • Wednesday 21 August 2013: WA - Freopedia - A walk with User:Gnangarra starting at The Round House to introduce people to the extent of the Freopedia both in the work already done and the work still to be done. Organised by The Meeting Place as lead up to workshops during October - December. All welcome.. registration details TBA... start time:10am
  • Sunday 1 September 2013 (First Sunday of every month): Wikimedia Australia holds a public meeting, with online participation in the Australian IRC channel #wikimedia-au. Everyone is welcome to join and take part in discussions related to the chapter. - Time (to be confirmed): 3pm AEST, 2:30pm ACST, 1pm AWST.
  • Wednesday 11 September 2013: WA - Freopedia - A walk with User:Gnangarra starting at The Round House to introduce people to the extent of the Freopedia both in the work already done and the work still to be done. Organised by The Meeting Place as lead up to workshops during October - December. All welcome.. registration via the meeting place[7]... start time:10am
  • Thursday 12 September 2013: QLD - Kerry Raymond presented a 1 hour introductory talk on Wikipedia to local history librarians at the Cleveland library in Redland City
  • Sunday 15 September 2013 (Third Sunday of every month): Wikimedia Australia committee meeting - - Time (to be confirmed): 3pm AEST, 2:30pm ACST, 1pm AWST.
  • Wed 18 - Fri 20 September 2013 & Sat 21 September: NSW - 3 days of Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations competition in Sydney's St Marys Cathedral Square (Wed-Fri) following by an edit-a-thon at State Library of NSW on Saturday 10am-5pm. Edit-a-thon participants can get 'free' tickets to the games! More information and RSVP


  • Sat 19 October 2013: WA - Perth meetup 12 from 1:30pm at the Aroma Cafe in the State Library of WA.
  • Wed 23 October 2013: WA - Unlocking the mysteries of Wikipedia so that you can help to contribute content in support of Freopedia..., Fremantle. Watch this space for more details.
  • Sat 2 November 2013: editting Wikipedia workshop Toodyay Community Resource Centre, 10am & 13:30
  • Saturday 23 November 2013: NSW - Backstage pass event from 10am to 12noon at the State Library of NSW, followed by an edit-a-thon on the topic of World War One until 4pm. More information and RSVP
  • Saturday 23 November 2013: WA - Wiki Takes Waroona, starting at 10am at the Waroona Visitor Centre & Gallery in Waroona, in partnership with the Waroona Visitors Centre, Shire of Waroona, and WikiProject Western Australia.
  • Saturday 23 November 2013: Wikisource 10th anniversary.

2012

  • 18 March 2012: WikiTakes Perth Foreshore photographic scavenger event to record a significant historical site before development of Elizabeth Quay commenced
  • 6 November 2012: Freopedia how to edit Wikipedia workshop at the City of Fremantle Library
  • 13 November 2012: Freopedia how to edit Wikipedia workshop at the City of Fremantle Library
  • 20 November 2012: Freopedia how to edit Wikipedia workshop at the City of Fremantle Library
  • 27 November 2012: Freopedia how to edit Wikipedia workshop at the City of Fremantle Library
  • 1 December 2012: Freopedia edit-a-thon at the Fremantle Local History Library
  • 6–7 December: LangCamp 2012, a workshop organised by Wikimedia Australia to support non-English languages in Indonesia and Australia, held at the University of Indonesia

2011

2009

  • 6-7 August 2009 GLAM-WIKI: Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums & Wikimedia: Finding the common ground, at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra